News: Braden Holtby is in line to start Wednesday's Game 4 against the Rangers. Analysis: It's a virtual lock that barring an injury, Braden Holtby -- who stopped all 30 of the shots that he saw in Monday's Game 3 win over the Rangers -- will start all of the Caps' postseason contests, with the same assumption also applicable to New York's Henrik Lundqvist.
News: Carey Price will draw the start Wednesday for Game 3 against Tampa Bay. Analysis: Carey Price struggled mightily in Game 2 against Tampa Bay, allowing six goals on 24 shots faced. He'll remain in net for Game 3 and will need a much better performance to help the Canadiens avoid an 0-3 deficit in the series.
News: John Persson has signed a two-year deal to play in Sweden, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple. Analysis: Person did play 10 games with the Islanders but has mainly been an organizational depth player and will not be missed.
News: Pacquette (undisclosed) is not on the ice for pre-game warmups and is unlikely to play Wednesday in Game 3 against Montreal, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports. Analysis: Pacquette was listed as a game-time decision as of Wednesday morning, but as warm-ups have commenced, it doesn't look like he'll be available for Game 3. Whyno reports that Jonathan Drouin could be active if Pacquette is scratched.
News: Marek Mazanec signed a one-year two-way contract with the Predators Wednesday. Analysis: Marek Mazanec spent the 2014-15 season within the Predators organization, posting a 2.76 GAA and .900 save percentage in 48 games with AHL Milwaukee. With Pekka Rinne signed long-term, it's unlikely Mazanec would amount to anything more than a backup option with the parent club next season.
News: Henrik Lundqvist is slated to get the Game 4 start against the Capitals on Wednesday, NorthJersey.com reports. Analysis: Wednesday will be Henrik Lundqvist's 100th consecutive postseason start for the Rangers, as he'll look to even up the series. He surrendered just one goal in Monday's Game 3, but was on the losing end as Braden Holtby was perfect on the other end. He's had a strong playoffs so far and will look to continue it Wednesday.
News: Kris Versteeg is no longer suffering from a lower-body injury, but in advance of Thursday's Game 4, it's unclear whether he will rejoin the lineup or be a healthy scratch, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: Kris Versteeg continues to be a borderline healthy scratch regardless of his health, so it wouldn't be surprising if he sits out Thursday's Game 4, in any case. However, he will be available for the Blackhawks if needed.
News: Simon Despres notched two assists in Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Flames. Analysis: Simon Despres continues to shine in his first playoff run with Anaheim. He now has five points -- all assists -- in his seven postseason games thus far. Despres had failed to tally any points in his meager six games of playoff experience with the Penguins. While his role on the Ducks may be limited playing behind the likes of Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm, Despres should continue to see regular ice and could become a valuable fantasy producer in the coming seasons.
News: Frederik Andersen gave up four goals on 21 shots in Tuesday's Game 3 overtime loss to the Flames. Analysis: He and the Ducks were headed for a 3-2 victory -- assisted by a controversial no-goal call -- and a 3-0 series lead until Johnny Gaudreau scored on a power play to tie the game with 20 seconds remaining. Frederik Andersen proceeded to give up the winning goal to Mikael Backlund early in overtime. However, due to his previously unbeaten record in the playoffs, the Dane probably deserves a pass for this one. Look for Andersen to return to the cage in Calgary on Friday night for Game 4.
News: Kris Russell recorded an assist Tuesday, helping the Flames vanquish the Ducks 4-3 in overtime of Game 3. Analysis: Kris Russell had not found the scoresheet in this series after tallying four points in six games against Vancouver. Calgary appears to have new life, and Russell should continue to score about a point every other game.