News: Jiri Hudler (undisclosed) was able to take part in morning skate Sunday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports. Analysis: He was also able to skate Saturday, which indicates that Jiri Hudler will likely be available for the Flames Game 2 contest Sunday night. It's possible that the large deficit the Flames faced when Hudler was initially injured played a part in his not returning to that contest.
News: Micheal Ferland (upper body) indicated that he will play Game 2 Sunday against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports Analysis: Micheal Ferland was forced out of the Ducks' Game 1 win with an upper body injury, and was not able to practice Saturday either. While he will go Sunday, the wing may still be hampered by this injury, putting his fantasy value into question a bit.
News: Ben Bishop made 27 saves in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Canadiens. Analysis: He was busy enough, but the Habs were stunningly undisciplined, spending far too many minutes in the penalty box. Their lines were a bit of patchwork quilt because of it, so they never really got in a groove agains Big Ben. The Bolts now return to Tampa Bay with a 2-0 series lead.
News: Jeff Petry potted his first goal of the playoffs in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Lightning. Analysis: The goal -- Jeff Petry's first career playoff point -- gave the Habs an early lead, but the Bolts stormed back with the next five goals to take a 2-0 series lead. The defenseman went on a six-game point streak toward the end of the regular season, but is not generally a reliable source to fill out the scoresheet.
News: Nikita Kucherov scored two power-play goals, including the game winner, in Sunday's 6-2 win over Montreal. He now has three goals in his last two games and six points (three goals, three assists) in his last four postseason games. Analysis: He was wide open in front of the crease when he ripped home the first goal and he redirected a shot into the top corner for the second. The Bolts now return to Florida with a 2-0 series lead.
News: Carey Price allowed six goals on 24 shots in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Lightning. Analysis: Easily the worst outing of the playoffs for Carey Price, as he had mostly carried his brilliant regular season into the postseason to this point. The Bolts have given him fits all season long as he's 0-5-2 with 24 goals allowed in seven starts, but he'll need to figure out it quickly to keep Montreal in the series.
News: Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the postseason and added two assists in Sunday's 6-2 win over Montreal in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semi-final series. Analysis: The monkey is finally off his back. The goal was a beaut -- he deked Carey Price so badly the goalie's jock was left lying in the crease. OK, that's a bit of a stretch, but he did lay out some wicked moves to get it past Price. His two helpers came on the power play where the Bolts actually got four of their goals. The Habs will need to do something to contain Stammer -- he sure looks like he's found his game.
News: Cedric Paquette suffered an undisclosed injury during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Canadiens, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports. Analysis: Cedric Paquette will not return to the contest, but with Tampa Bay nursing a three-goal lead in the third period, his absence shouldn't make much of a difference. If Paquette can't play in Wednesday's game 3, Jonathan Drouin will likely join the lineup.
News: Kris Versteeg (lower body) is inactive for Sunday's Game 2 against the Wild, CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers reports. Analysis: Even if he were healthy, Kris Versteeg wouldn't necessarily be in the lineup. Tuevo Teravainen, who recently took over as the third-line right wing, scored the game-winning goal in Game 1.
News: Brian Flynn will play Sunday against the Lightnight, the TSN Montreal Bureau reports. Analysis: Brian Flynn has recently been a healthy scratch, but he will fill in for teammate David Desharnais, who has come down with the flu. Expect Flynn to return to his bench role when Desharnais becomes healthy.