News: Jonas Hiller will be between the pipes for Game 3 of the Flames' playoff series against the Canucks, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports. Analysis: Despite being pulled in Game 2 after allowing three goals on 29 shots, the Flames will once again turn to Jonas Hiller for Game 3 of the series. If he continues to struggle, Calgary may have to consider giving Karri Ramo a shot in net in Game 4.
News: Scott Darling will be between the pipes for Game 3 on Sunday against the Predators, Mark Lazerus of The Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: It isn't a huge surprise, as Corey Crawford has struggled in back-to-back starts, allowing nine goals on 47 shots over that span. Scott Darling, on the other hand, was phenomenal in relief of Crawford in Game 1 of the series, turning away every one of Nashville's 42 shots en route to a 4-3 double-overtime victory. He'll look to build on that outstanding performance on Sunday.
News: Mathieu Perreault (lower body) skated Saturday morning and is considered a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Ducks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Mathieu Perreault is still recovering from a lower body injury he sustained on Apr. 9. Although he's reportedly close to returning to the Jets' lineup, he may have to wait until Game 3 on Monday to do so, as he remains a true game-time decision for Saturday's Game 2. The Jets will provide an update on his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.
News: Matt Cooke will suit up on Saturday for Game 2 of the Wild's first-round playoff matchup with St. Louis, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Analysis: Matt Cooke hasn't played since Feb. 1, and has been plagued by injury for much of the season. He leads the Wild in career playoff games (103), and will add a veteran presence to Minnesota's lineup.
News: Chris Kunitz scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two helpers in Saturday's Game 2 win over the Rangers. Analysis: A dominant effort from Chris Kunitz, who also dished out five hits and recorded a plus-2 rating. After being held pointless in Game 1, Kunitz was bumped up to Sidney Crosby's line for Game 2 and he didn't disappoint. With the series now tied 1-1, look for Kunitz and Crosby to continue to pile up points for Pittsburgh. If Kunitz can play like the 35-goal scorer he was in 2013-14, the Penguins could have a chance to get past the Rangers in the first round.
News: Sidney Crosby scored two goals in Saturday's Game 2 win over the Rangers. Analysis: A big performance from the captain, who was held pointless in Thursday's playoff opener. With the series now tied 1-1, Sidney Crosby will need to keep producing if the Penguins hope to get past the Rangers. With 116 points in 97 career playoff games, Crosby is one of the best guys you can have in a playoff pool.
News: Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 22 shots in Saturday's Game 2 loss to Pittsburgh. Analysis: A rare off night for Henrik Lundqvist, who was beaten twice by Penguins' superstar captain Sidney Crosby. While it wasn't the best game for the King, it was just one game in a seven-game series. Lundqvist, who owns a career .922 save percentage in the playoffs, will continue to be the uncontested started for New York during their postseason run.
News: Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 of 26 shots in Saturday's Game 2 win over the Rangers. Analysis: A decent outing for Marc-Andre Fleury, who has allowed five goals through his first two playoff games. He appears to have escaped some of his postseason woes from the past and is looking calm and collected in the crease. Fleury is the man in Pittsburgh and the Pens will continue to ride him throughout their postseason run.
News: Tomas Tatar scored the Wings' only goal Saturday in a Game 2 loss to the Lightning. The series is now knotted at a game apiece. Analysis: It was his first NHL playoff point. The series now shifts to Detroit for Game 3.
News: Petr Mrazek and not Jimmy Howard will start Game 3 of Detroit's opening-round series against Tampa Bay, according to the Associated Press. Analysis: He made 11 saves and allowed just a single goal in a period of relief Saturday in Game 2, but coach Mike Babcock doesn't trust the scuffling twine tender enough to start him back at home.