News: Although he is dealing with a lower-body injury, Jonathan Ericsson is expected to play in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Lightning, the Detroit News reports. Analysis: Jonathan Ericsson missed Monday's practice, but he also missed Friday's practice ahead of Game 2, and he ended up getting 17:22 of ice time. In the unlikely event Ericsson is unable to play, either Jakub Kindl or Alexei Marchenko will replace him in the lineup.
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: Rickard Rakell won the game for his Ducks off a deflection in overtime on Monday in Winnipeg. Analysis: No doubt the biggest moment of the youngster's NHL career thus far, as he was able to secure a commanding 3-0 series lead for his squad. This was only Rickard Rakell's second career goal in the post-season, his first coming in last season's series with the Stars.
News: Frederik Andersen stopped 31 of 35 shots in Monday's overtime victory over the Jets. Analysis: Frederik Andersen was a little bit shakier in Game 3 than he had been in either of Games 1 and 2, but still was able to gain the win on Rickard Rakell's overtime winner. With the Ducks now holding a 3-0 series lead, Andersen will have an opportunity to complete the sweep Wednesday night in Winnipeg.
News: Corey Perry scored his third goal of the playoffs in Monday's Game 3 win in Winnipeg. Analysis: Corey Perry continued his strong start to the playoffs, building on his four-point effort in Game 1. Perry now has five points in three playoff games. Leaving him in a tie for the playoff scoring lead.