News: Tuukka Rask stopped 23 of 24 shots Tuesday to give Boston a 3-0 lead over the Rangers in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. Analysis: Though Tuukka Rask wasn't challenged very often in this one, he was sharp against the Rangers' few quality opportunities. He seems to be getting better and better as he goes along -- a scary sign for the opposition.
News: Kyle Clifford (undisclosed) will play in Tuesday's Game 4 against the Sharks, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports. Analysis: Kyle Clifford missed the Kings' previous four games, but he will return to action Tuesday night with the Kings looking to go up 3-1 on the Sharks.
News: Jason Demers (foot) will not play in Tuesday's Game 4 against the Kings, CSN's Kevin Kurz reports. Analysis: The Sharks were hoping that Jason Demers would be able to play in their second-round series, but he will remain sidelined for the time being.
News: Matt Greene (lower body) will play in Tuesday's Game 4 against the Sharks, Helene Elliott of the LA times reports. Analysis: Matt Greene has not played in a game since Apr. 24, but he will take the ice Tuesday night as the Kings aim to go up 3-1 against the Sharks.
News: Anton Stralman left Tuesday's Game 3 against Boston after taking a big second-period hit. Analysis: He appeared shaken up after taking a smashing from Milan Lucic and didn't come out for the third period. No word on what the injury is yet, but it's bad news for the Rangers if it's anything serious, as Anton Stralman's been a steady presence on their blue line.
News: Chris Kreider left Tuesday's Game 3 against Boston in the third period after taking a stick underneath his visor. Analysis: He was treated on the bench before heading to the locker room. It didn't look like a major ding, so Chris Kreider probably shouldn't miss much time.
News: Andrew Ference, who hasn't played since Game 5 of the team's first-round series against the Leafs due to a lower-body injury, is not listed in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers. Analysis: Once again, the B's will roll without three of their regular blueliners, with Andrew Ference, Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden about to sit out Tuesday's game with various injuries.
News: Wade Redden (undisclosed) will not play in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers. Analysis: Wade Redden will sit out Tuesday for the fifth time in six games. He was able to practice Monday, so there is a chance he could be back on the ice for Thursday's Game 4.
News: Tom Poti said he will not be returning to the Capitals, stating that he never felt he was in the Caps' plans this season. Analysis: Tom Poti returned to the NHL this season after missing two years due to a fractured pelvis and multiple groin injuries. Poti is confident in his ability to play next year, despite being limited to 16 games this year due to neck and back injuries.
News: Wojtek Wolski signed a contract with the KHL's Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, the Capitals announced Monday. Analysis: The Caps signed Wojtek Wolski last summer. He did not make any playoff appearances and played in just 27 games for Washington this season. After playing with five NHL teams, Wolski has made the move to the KHL at age 27, and he's unlikely to return to North America anytime soon.