News: Al Montoya will be in the crease Monday against the Avalanche, Jim Toth of 680 CJOB reports. Analysis: Al Montoya came on strong to spell Ondrej Pavelec on Saturday against the Senators, knocking away all 12 shots to keep the bleeding from getting worse. The quality performance was enough to convince coach Paul Maurice to give Montoya the start Monday, but even with another solid outing, he probably won't displace Pavelec as the No. 1 starter.
News: Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal and had two helpers against the Ducks on Monday. Analysis: Business as usual for Phil Kessel. He's in the top 10 in goals, assists, and points, and his 73 points are second overall in the NHL.
News: Tyler Bozak scored a goal and added two assists Monday against the Ducks. Analysis: Tyler Bozak's overall point total may not seem impressive, but it must be remember that he has been limited to 42 games so far. His 40 points is his best scoring average, and he is also a plus-8, en route to finishing in the positive for the first time in his career.
News: Jonathan Bernier made 43 saves on 44 shots in a win over the Ducks on Monday. Analysis: Jonathan Bernier has been very busy when he's been in net. While he's only eighth in games played, he's second in shots against. This has hurt his GAA, but he is fourth in the NHL in save percentage.
News: Frans Nielsen scored a goal and added an assist against the Canucks on Monday. Analysis: It was his 20th goal, the first time in his career he's reached that mark. Frans Nielsen also has 46 points now, just one off his career high.
News: Frederik Andersen stopped 20 of 23 shots on goal during a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Maple Leafs on Monday. Analysis: While losing his first game since being recalled from the AHL likely wasn't the NHL return that Frederik Andersen was hoping for, the fact that the Ducks just traded away goalie Viktor Fasth likely means that he will be the backup goalie for the foreseeable future.
News: Kyle Okposo picked up three helpers against the Canucks on Monday. Analysis: Thomas Vanek is gone, but Kyle Okposo is keeping up his nearly point-per-game pace, as he has 65 points in 66 contests.
News: John Mitchell chipped in a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Jets. Analysis: Understandably, John Mitchell has seen an immediate increase to his ice time with injuries to Paul Stastny and P.A. Parenteau. Saturday`s game against the Blues marked his first power-play action in nine games. An additional 4:21 on the man advantage Monday against the Jets could very well be foreshadowing for Mitchell, whose 23 points have him within striking distance of his career high of 29, set as a rookie with the Maple Leafs.
News: Rich Peverley was successfully treated for a cardiac issue Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Rich Peverley missed the entire preseason because of an irregular heartbeat, then sat out last Tuesday's game due to a recurrence of the same issue. He escaped Monday's scary incident and reportedly even asked about returning to the game, which was postponed shortly after Peverley collapsed on the bench. Given the serious nature of what happened, the veteran forward could be facing a prolonged absence.
News: Eddie Lack made 21 saves on 27 shots in a loss to the Islanders on Monday. Analysis: Eddie Lack is the clear starter for the Canucks now, but it hasn't been a smooth transition. He's lost four of his last five starts, and in two of his last three games, he's let in at least five goals.