News: Adam Pardy scored the lone Winnipeg goal in Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Ducks. Analysis: It was Adam Pardy's first career playoff goal and his first goal overall since Jan. 26 2011, ending a 172 game drought. While he logged 17:32 of ice time in the loss, don't expect much more offense from Pardy, as the stay-at-home blueliner notched just nine points in 55 regular-season games this year.
News: Craig Anderson will receive the start in net for Sunday's Game 3 matchup with the Islanders, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: Craig Anderson served as the backup behind Andrew Hammond for the first two contests of the series, but both resulted in losses. He'll get his chance to turn the series around Sunday, getting the start in front of the home crowd in Ottawa.
News: Andrew Hammond will not start Sunday's Game 3 matchup with the Canadiens, as Craig Anderson will start instead, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: Andrew Hammond set aside 39 of the 42 shots he faced in Game 2, but the game ended in a 3-2 overtime loss. The Sens will switch things up Sunday, with Craig Anderson manning the pipes instead.
News: Jaroslav Halak will man the net for Sunday's Game 3 matchup with the Islanders, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Analysis: Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 of the 35 shots he faced in the second game, but it wasn't enough for the Isles to come out on top. He'll look for a better outcome Sunday against the high-powered Capitals.
News: Jori Lehtera picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Wild in Game 2 of the series. He was plus-1 with two shots and a blocked shot in the contest. Analysis: Jori Lehtera with linemates Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko, accounted for three of the Blues' four goals in the win. They have shown a lot of chemistry since being put together just before the end of the regular season and should play as a unit in Game 3 on Monday in Minnesota.
News: Braden Holtby will start in net for Game 3 Sunday against the Islanders, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports. Analysis: Braden Holtby missed Friday's opener because of the illness, but will return to the net Sunday with Philipp Grubauer backing him up. Barring something unforseen, this will likely be the case the remainder of the series.
News: Jaden Schwartz picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Wild in Game 2 of their playoff series. He was plus-1 with two shots in the game. Analysis: Jaden Schwartz has a point in each of the first two games of the series and has been among the Blues top performers. He was third on the team in scoring with 63 points this year and is a key factor if the Blues are to make a deep playoff run.
News: Patrik Berglund scored in a crucial 4-1 win over the Wild in Game 2 of the series Saturday. He was plus-1 with two shots and five hits in the contest. Analysis: Patrik Berglund registered a point for a third straight game against Minnesota, including the regular season finale. He is stepping up his game in the playoffs after finishing with just 27 points this season.
News: Alexander Steen picked up two assists Saturday in a crucial 4-1 win over Minnesota in Game 2 of the series. He was plus-2 with two shots and two blocked shots. Analysis: Alexander Steen combined with Vladimir Tarasenko on two first period goals that put the Blues ahead early and they held on throughout the game. Steen has points in three straight games against Minnesota, going back to the regular season finale, totalling five points. Steen and Tarasenko should lineup with Jori Lehtera again in Game 3 on Monday in Minnesota.
News: P.A. Parenteau (upper body) practiced Saturday, but is not expected to play Sunday according to head coach Michel Therrien, the Montreal Gazette reports. Analysis: P.A. Parenteau remains day-to-day but is nearing a return.