News: Nikolay Kulemin contributed an assist and five hits in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Capitals. Analysis: Nikolay Kulemin was credited with the primary assist on John Tavares' game-winning goal, as his redirected shot bounced off goalie Braden Holtby's pad into the waiting stick of the Isles' captain. Though he saw 17:16 of action while skating on the Isles' top line, Kulemin won't make for a strong selection in daily lineups during the postseason. The 28-year-old supplied just 15 goals and 31 points over 82 games during the regular season.
News: Nick Leddy set up John Tavares' game-winning overtime goal in Sunday's Game 3 against the Capitals. Analysis: It's Nick Leddy's first point of the postseason, but he's been riding high since the tail end of the regular season, tallying eight assists in his final six contests. He'll make for a good lineup selection in daily formats any night the Islanders play.
News: Josh Bailey supplied an assist in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Capitals. Analysis: Josh Bailey has only put eight shots on goal over his last six games, but has still been able to come away with a point in each of those contests. He's tallied a goal and five assists during that span, with the helper in Sunday's game coming on a second-period score by linemate Kyle Okposo.
News: Matt Cooke is slated to be among the Wild's lineup scratches Monday against Blues, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Analysis: Along with Matt Cooke, Erik Haula, Jordan Schroeder and Ryan Carter are slated to be scratched Monday, while Sean Bergenheim and Justin Fontaine are in line to join the team's Game 3 lineup. Cooke saw 10:27 worth of ice time in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.
News: Henrik Lundqvist is in line to start Monday's game against the Penguins, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Analysis: Though blueliner Keith Yandle is feeling under the weather, he will play Monday, as the Rangers are slated to stick with the same lineup (including Henrik Lundqvist) that they rolled with in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Penguins.
News: Ondrej Pavelec is slated to start Monday's game against the Ducks. Analysis: Down 2-0 in the series, Ondrej Pavelec and the Jets will look to turn things around at home on Monday, after having been outscored by a combined tally of 6-3 over the first two games of the matchup, which were held in Anaheim.
News: Niklas Lundstrom was recalled from AHL Chicago last week, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Analysis: The Blues added Niklas Lundstrom from the AHL ranks prior to the postseason to serve as an emergency third-string option. He's not expected to play during the Blues' playoff run barring an injury to either Jake Allen or Brian Elliott.
News: Raphael Diaz has been out since April 2 with a lower-body injury, the Calgary Sun reports. Analysis: Raphael Diaz has been unable to resume skating with the Flames yet and looks doubtful to be a contributor during the team's first-round series with the Canucks. Corey Potter has been filling his spot on the Flames' third pairing over the last few weeks.
News: Josh Manson was recalled from AHL Norfolk ahead of Monday's Game 3 against the Jets, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: With Norfolk concluding its season over the weekend, Josh Manson will stick with the Ducks for the duration of their playoff run. Though he saw 28 games with the Ducks earlier this season, Manson is unlikely to be much more than a practice player for the team with eight other healthy blueliners on the roster.
News: Mike Condon was recalled from AHL Hamilton on Sunday. Analysis: Mike Condon will join the Canadiens to serve as a practice goalie during their playoff run. The 24-year-old appeared in 48 games for Hamilton this season, posting a 23-19-6 record, .921 save percentage, and 2.44 GAA. He has yet to make his NHL debut.