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: Pekka Rinne is slated to start Sunday's Game 3 against Chicago, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports. Analysis: While Chicago is turning to Scott Darling in net for Sunday's contest, Pekka Rinne will continue to man the Nashville net, something that is unlikely to change as the postseason rolls along, assuming the health of Rinne, who stopped 24 of 26 shots in Friday's 6-2 win over the Hawks.
News: Mike Fisher (lower body) will not play in Sunday's Game 3 against the Blackhawks. Analysis: After missing Game 2 of the series, Mike Fisher traveled with the Predators to Chicago with the hope of playing Sunday, but he wasn't able to show enough improvement with his condition to give it a go. It appears he'll be replaced in the lineup by Mike Santorelli for a second straight game.
News: Kevin Bieksa (undisclosed) did not participate in Sunday's pre-game skate, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports. Analysis: Fellow defender Alexander Edler was also absent from the skate, but there appears to be a solid chance that they were held out for maintenances purposes, a notion that would be confirmed by the duo's presence in pre-game warmups in advance of Sunday's Game 3 against the Flames.
News: Alexander Edler (undisclosed) did not participate in Sunday's pre-game skate, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports. Analysis: The same applies to fellow blueliner Kevin Bieksa, with the report suggesting that the duo will likely play Sunday against the Flames. Confirmation of that outcome -- either way -- is thus slated to arrive during warmups in advance of Game 3.
News: Eric Fehr (upper-body injury) will not return to Sunday's game against the Islanders, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports. Analysis: Prior to his exit from Sunday's contest, Eric Fehr -- who notched 33 points in 75 regular season contests -- saw 1:19 worth of ice time. Consider him day-to-day in advance of Tuesday's Game 4 against the Isles.
News: Antoine Vermette will rejoin the lineup for Game 3 Sunday against the Predators, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: Antoine Vermette was scratched from the first two games for performance-based reasons, but will re-enter the lineup Sunday as the Blackhawks look to retake the series lead against the Predators. The team hasn't clarified yet who will sit in his place.
News: Eddie Lack is slated to start Sunday's game against the Flames, the Canucks' official site reports. Analysis: Eddie Lack stopped 22 of 23 shots in Friday's win over Calgary to help the Canucks even their playoff series with the Flames at 1-1. Through the first two games overall, Lack has stopped 50 of the 53 Calgary shots that he has faced.
News: Carey Price is slated to start Sunday's game against the Sens, cbc.ca reports. Analysis: Up 2-0 in their first-round playoff series with Ottawa, it's no surprise that the Habs will continue to roll with Carey Price, who has allowed five goals on 64 shots in that span. Meanwhile, the Sens will make a change in net on Sunday, with Craig Anderson drawing the team's start over Andrew Hammond.
News: Justin Fontaine (illness) will be available for Monday's Game 3 matchup against the Blues, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Justin Fontaine missed Saturday's contest due to the illness, but it appears the worst his behind him. Assuming something doesn't pop up in the next day, mark him good to go.