News: Devan Dubnyk will be between the pipes for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Blackhawks. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk has hardly looked sharp in the first two games of the series, stopping just 58 of 65 shots (.892 save percentage). With the Wild now down 2-0 as the series shifts to Minnesota, the team will need the Masterson Trophy nominee to come up huge to keep their playoff hopes alive. During 20 regular-season starts at the Xcel Energy Center, Dubnyk went 12-7-1 with a 2.01 GAA and .922 save percentage.
News: David Desharnais (illness) is en route to Tampa and expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports. Analysis: David Desharnais is thus a candidate to play Wednesday against the Lightning, though added clarity on that front may not arrive until the Habs' pre-game skate in advance of Game 3.
News: Raphael Diaz (lower body) is slated to play Tuesday against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports. Analysis: Based on the team's pre-game skate, Raphael Diaz -- who last suited up on April 2 -- figures to work on the Flames' third defensive pairing Tuesday, along with David Schlemko.
News: Eric Fehr (shoulder) won't play in Wednesday's Game 4 against the Rangers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Coach Barry Trotz acknowledged that it might be tough to find a spot for Eric Fehr in the team's lineup right now, but that of course could change if a Caps' forward gets injured on Wednesday.
News: Chris Stewart (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Chicago. Analysis: Previous reports suggested that Chris Stewart is dealing with an arm injury, but in any case, the forward is considered day-to-day by the Wild in advance of Thursday's Game 4.
News: Sam Bennett will remain in the Flames' lineup Tuesday against the Ducks, which will mark his 10th appearance for the team. Analysis: By playing in his 10th NHL contest, the first season of Sam Bennett's entry-level contract with the team kicks in, but the play of the 18-year-old has given the Flames no reason to take him out of their lineup. In eight playoff games to date, Bennett has tallied three goals and an assist.
News: Lance Bouma (upper body) was missing from practice on Tuesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports. Analysis: Lance Bouma has yet to lace up the skates in these playoffs and it looks like Tuesday night's Game 3 will be no different. It's unclear whether he will even be available for the rest of the playoffs at some point.
News: Cedric Paquette (undisclosed injury) practiced Tuesday, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports. Analysis: Cedric Paquette skated with Brian Boyle and Valtteri Filppula at practice Tuesday, which bodes well for his status for Wednesday's Game 3 against Montreal, though coach Jon Cooper previously indicated that the forward would be a game-time decision for the contest.
News: Micheal Ferland (upper body), who didn't end up playing in Sunday's Game 2, could join the lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Ducks, the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: Micheal Ferland indicated before Game 2 that he'd be able to play, but he was ultimately held out of the contest. Two days later, he may actually be ready to go, as he took part in Tuesday's morning skate without incident.
News: Mark Giordano (biceps) is unlikely to be available this week, the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: Mark Giordano can seemingly be ruled out for Tuesday's Game 3 and Friday's Game 4, but he could perhaps return later in the series, if his teammates are able to extend it past four or five games.