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 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: Johnny Gaudreau scored the tying goal on a power play with 20 seconds remaining in the third period of Tuesday's Game 3, sending it to overtime, where the Flames came away with a 4-3 win. Analysis: With the net behind him empty and a six-on-four opportunity, Johnny Gaudreau brought the puck down into the offensive zone, saw some space open up, stepped into it, and fired the puck past Frederik Andersen. The goal represents his first point of the series, as the Ducks did a tremendous job of shutting down Gaudreau over the first two games, limiting him to just a single shot on goal in each contest. Can't keep Johnny Hockey down for long, though.
News: Ryan Getzlaf racked up two more helpers Tuesday in a Game 3 loss to Calgary. Analysis: He just keeps on racking points during these playoffs -- a cool dozen now, with eight of them having come in the last three games. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry have now combined for a simply crazy 26 points in Anaheim's seven playoff games, and fantasy owners can thank the Flames for winning Game 3 to extend the series a little -- thus giving the Ducks' top forwards a chance to build their point totals even more.
News: Karri Ramo gave up three goals on 21 shots, but came away with an overtime victory in Game 3 against Anaheim on Tuesday. Analysis: He was headed for a loss before Johnny Gaudreau bailed him out with 20 seconds left in the third period, then was tasked with turning away only two shots in overtime -- one of them a very tough chance by Corey Perry -- before Mikael Backlund buried the game-winner. It's unclear at this time whether Karri Ramo or Jonas Hiller will be between the pipes for Friday's Game 4, so check back if you've got a fantasy stake in the Flames' goalie situation.
News: Devan Dubnyk will be between the pipes for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Blackhawks. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk has hardly looked sharp in the first two games of the series, stopping just 58 of 65 shots (.892 save percentage). With the Wild now down 2-0 as the series shifts to Minnesota, the team will need the Masterson Trophy nominee to come up huge to keep their playoff hopes alive. During 20 regular-season starts at the Xcel Energy Center, Dubnyk went 12-7-1 with a 2.01 GAA and .922 save percentage.
News: Corey Crawford turned away all 30 pucks the Wild fired on him in Tuesday's 1-0 Game 3 victory. Analysis: Ever since retaking the reins from Scott Darling in Game 6 against Nashville, Corey Crawford has been a man on fire, stopping 103 of 107 shots (.962) over the last four games -- all Blackhawks wins. In fact, he's made exactly 30 saves in three straight games. There's no doubt that Crawford will be in there once more for Game 4 in Minnesota on Thursday.
News: Patrick Kane scored the game's only goal Tuesday against the Wild, with his first-period power-play tally holding up for a 1-0 win and 3-0 series lead. Analysis: It was his only shot on goal of the game, but it was the only one he needed. Patrick Kane's now on a six-game playoff point streak, and he's scored goals in four straight contests. He'll look to make it five Thursday in Minnesota as the Blackhawks go for the sweep.
News: Updating a previous report, Micheal Ferland (upper body) was made a late scratch and will not play in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Ducks, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports. Analysis: All indications were that Micheal Ferland was trending toward a return to the lineup after partaking in the Flames' warmup seemingly without incident, but coach Bob Hartley ended up calling a late audible. As a result, Markus Granlund will assume a spot in the lineup, while Ferland misses a second straight match due to injury.
News: Kris Versteeg (lower body) will not play in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Wild, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. Analysis: Kris Versteeg demonstrated some progress by traveling with the Blackhawks to Minnesota, but he'll sit out a third straight contest with the injury. Teuvo Teravainen, who has tallied a point in each of the first two games of the series, will continue to skate on Chicago's third line.