News: Patrick Maroon scored one of his team's two goals -- his first of the series -- in their 2-1 Game 3 victory over the Blackhawks. Analysis: Patrick Maroon had been silent in both games at the Honda Center to start the series, but wasted no time in Game 3 as he opened the scoring on a power play in the first. The goal comes as his fifth of the postseason, tied with Matt Beleskey and trailing only Corey Perry's eight for the team lead.
News: Joakim Nordstrom made just his third appearance of the playoffs Thursday in a Game 3 loss to Anaheim, skating 7:06 and going minus-1 with a shot on goal and three hits. Analysis: Joakim Nordstrom hasn't seen much playing time in the postseason, obviously, but he and Kris Versteeg were surprising additions to Thursday's lineup, with Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen sitting out to make room. Even if Nordstrom stays on the ice come Saturday's Game 4, he's a very low-upside fantasy option.
News: Kris Versteeg was reinserted into the Chicago lineup for the first time in nearly a month Thursday. He skated 13:31 and didn't record a point in a Game 3 loss to Anaheim. Analysis: It was his first appearance since Game 6 of the first round against Nashville, way back on April 25. Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom were surprise additions to the Hawks' lineup, with Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen sitting out. We'll see whether Chicago redeploys Versteeg in Game 4, but he's not much of a fantasy option at this point.
News: Ryan Getzlaf assisted on both Anaheim goals Thursday in Game 3 against Chicago, helping out on Patrick Maroon's power-play tally and Simon Despres' game-winner. Analysis: Ryan Getzlaf may only have two goals this postseason -- and he didn't so much as put a shot on goal Thursday -- but he's racked up 14 assists in 12 games, which is good enough to put him in a three-way tie for the second-most playoff points. No one else in these playoffs has even cracked double digits in assists.
News: Simon Despres scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game 3 on Thursday, beating Chicago's Corey Crawford with 55 seconds remaining in the second period to break a 1-1 tie, which ended up being the winning tally. Analysis: The former Penguin has had a good time in these playoffs, with a goal and six assists in the Ducks' dozen playoff game so far. That's an improved scoring rate over what Simon Despres was able to do in the regular season, as even after coming over to Anaheim, he recorded only a modest six points in 16 contests. The Quebec native's got significant long-term offensive upside, and the experience he's gaining here in his first deep NHL playoff run will serve him well in the future.
News: Corey Crawford allowed just two goals on 27 shots, but took the loss in Thursday's Game 3 against Anaheim. Analysis: Frederik Andersen was one better on the other end, with Simon Despres' late-second-period goal against Corey Crawford holding up as the winner. After Crawford put up a bit of a clunker in Game 1, he's been terrifically sharp in the last two games, but the 'Hawks still face a 2-1 series deficit heading into Game 4 in Chicago.
News: Frederik Andersen turned aside 27 of 28 shots Thursday, leading the way to a 2-1 win in Game 3 against the Blackhawks. Analysis: Several of those saves came during the frantic final minutes, with Chicago trying desperately to tie the game and Frederik Andersen making heroic stops. Over three games in this series now, he's allowed just five goals on 117 shots -- a .957 save percentage.
News: Van Riemsdyk was recalled from AHL's Rockford on Friday, Chicago Blackhawks website reports. Analysis: Van Riemsdyk had missed most of the season with a wrist injury and recently saw some time with the IceHogs where he collected three assists in eight regular season games. Rockford's season is over so this just might be for Trevor van Riemsdyk to get some practice with the Blackhawks. Chicago though is in desperate need for the some blueline depth so you can't rule it out completely that he does not see some Stanley Cup playoff time.
News: Matt Carle (undisclosed) is out for Friday night's Game 3 against the Rangers, per the Lightning's Michelle Gingras. Analysis: It's hard to say what direction Jon Cooper will take with his lineup, as the Ottawa Sun's Don Brennan reports there's a possibility Tampa Bay will have seven defensemen for Game 3. It's still hard to say when Matt Carle will return, given there's still been no real indication how he's exactly injured.
News: Mark Barberio will be in the lineup Friday, Chris Johnston of SportsNet reports. Analysis: Mark Barberio is yet to play in the postseason, but he'll see his first action in Game 4, entering the lineup in the absence of Matt Carle.