News: David Desharnais (illness) did not travel with the team to Tampa on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: David Desharnais missed Sunday's Game 2 matchup with flu-like symptoms, so it's not surprising that he'll skip the team ride to Tampa on Monday. The Canadiens don't play again until Wednesday, so it's still possible that he joins the club before the contest. His status should be updated at some point prior to the game indicating whether or not he can dress.
News: Henrik Lundqvist is slated to start Monday's road game against the Caps. Analysis: Monday's assignment will mark Henrik Lundqvist's 99th consecutive postseason start for the Rangers. It's a streak that is not likely to to end anytime soon, assuming the health of Lundqvist, who stopped 30 shots in Saturday's 3-2 Game 2 win over the Caps.
News: Brandon Prust was assessed 31 minutes in penalties in Sunday's 6-2 loss in Game 2 to the Lightning. Analysis: Brandon Prust started his day in the sin bin with a first-period roughing penalty that got bumped up to four minutes with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Later, his run of Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop behind the net incited a melee and resulted in several more infractions charged to him. None of the penalties cost Montreal a goal, but Prust was the poster boy for the team's undisciplined play in the Game 2 loss.
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: Matt Beleskey scored the game-winning goal in Game 2 against Calgary. Analysis: It was an all-around productive night for Matt Beleskey, who also finished with four hits and five shots on goal. While he's no longer playing on the top line, the 26-year-old is skating on the second line with Ryan Kesler and has scored in back-to-back games. Considering he's seeing power play time and potted 22 goals in the regular season, it's fair to assume Beleskey might find twine a few more times this postseason. With seven shots on goal in Round 2 thus far, things appear to be trending upwards for Beleskey.
News: Ryan Getzlaf factored in on two of Anaheim's three goals in their shutout win over the Flames on Sunday. Analysis: Lost amongst teammate Corey Perry laying waste to the Pacific Division is Ryan Getzlaf's impressive postseason. He now sits on 10 points -- tied for second in the league and trailing only linemate Perry. If the duo continue to be as effective as they have been thus far, there may be a very good chance this team can return to Stanley Cup glory once again.
News: Corey Perry tallied two assists in Sunday's Game 2 win over Calgary. Analysis: The Ducks have now won their first six playoff contests, due in no small part to Corey Perry's prolific scoring rate. He now has 13 points in six playoff games, and a commanding lead atop the NHL playoff scoring race.
News: Hampus Lindholm scored his first career playoff goal in Sunday's 3-0 Game 2 win over the Flames. Analysis: Hampus Lindholm now has six points in the playoffs -- good enough to sit alongside Sami Vatanen for the team lead amongst defensemen. If the Ducks can continue to put together strong offensive efforts like they have in the first six games of the playoffs, expect Lindholm to continue to pick up points.
News: Frederik Andersen stopped all 30 shots he's faced in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Flames. Analysis: Frederik Andersen is having a fantastic start to the second round, stopping 53 of 54 shots through two games. While he's been rock-solid, Anaheim has erupted for nine goals in Round 2, relieving some of the pressure off the 25-year-old. With a whopping .930 save percentage in the playoffs, expect Andersen to continue his strong play as the Ducks look to eliminate the Flames and move on to the Western Conference Final.