News: Madison Bowey had a goal and two assists in Kelowna's 7-3 win over Rimouski in Memorial Cup action on Monday. Analysis: Madison Bowey also added two minor penalties and a plus-three rating for good measure. The 2013 second-round pick is Washington's top defensive prospect. He will turn pro next season.
News: Sami Vatanen tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's Game 5 win over the Blackhawks. Analysis: Sami Vatanen has had a strong offensive showing in the playoffs, as Monday was his third multi-point performance of the postseason. He figures to remain one of top options for fantasy purposes on the Ducks' blueline as Anaheim looks to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals in Wednesday's Game 6.
News: Dylan Larkin scored twice in Grand Rapids' (AHL) 4-2 Game 2 win over Utica on Monday. Analysis: Dylan Larkin decided to leave the University of Michigan after one season and signed his entry-level contract with Detroit last week. He has since joined the Griffins for their Western Conference final against Utica. Larkin had a pair of shots in his professional debut on Sunday and then potted the two markers on Monday. He had a monster year for the Wolverines (15G, 47P in 35GP) and he has quickly turned into one of the better prospects in the league.
News: Jakob Silfverberg assisted on a pair of goals in Monday's Game 5 win over the Blackhawks. Analysis: Jakob Silfverberg has had a strong showing in the playoffs as he's logged four multi-point efforts in the past seven games. He's up to 16 points in the postseason as he continues to reward owners who've rolled with him since the playoffs began.
News: Ryan Kesler potted a goal and was credited with the primary assist on the overtime winner in Monday's Game 5 against the Blackhawks. Analysis: Ryan Kesler was shutout off the scoresheet through the first three games of the Western Conference Finals, but he's found the back of the net in each of the last two. He's up to 11 points through 15 games in the playoffs.
News: Ryan Getzlaf provided a pair of assists in Monday's Game 5 win over the Blackhawks. Analysis: Ryan Getzlaf hasn't been putting the pucks in the back of the net himself much in the playoffs, but he's now racked up seven assists through the five games of the Western Conference Finals. His 17 assists, 19 points, and plus-10 rating are all tops in the league for the entire playoffs.
News: Frederik Andersen stopped 24 of 28 shots in Monday's Game 5 win in OT over the Blackhawks. Analysis: The Ducks raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and held a 4-2 advantage with under two minutes to go, but Frederik Andersen allowed a goal on a Jonathan Toews shot from nearly behind the net to force the game into the extra period. Andersen and the Ducks ended up pulling out the win, but the 25-year-old has now turned in consecutive sub-par performances as he's allowed nine goals on 68 shots in the past two games. Nonetheless, he'll have a chance to end the series and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals in Wednesday's Game 6.
News: Jonathan Toews potted a pair of goals in Monday's Game 5 loss to the Ducks. Analysis: Jonathan Toews temporarily appeared as though he'd be the hero for Chicago as he scored two goals in the final two minutes to force overtime, but the Ducks ended up pulling through less than a minute into the extra period. He's now up to 16 points (seven goals) through 15 playoff games.
News: Teuvo Teravainen potted a goal and gathered an assist in Monday's Game 5 loss to the Ducks. Analysis: Teuvo Teravainen has had a productive two game stretch after being a healthy scratch in Game 3, tallying a goal, two assists, and a plus-3 rating in that span. Considering his recent play, Teravainen figures to be a safe bet to remain in the lineup and occupy his normal spot on the wing on the club's third line.
News: Patrick Sharp tallied a pair of assists and six shots in Monday's Game 5 loss to the Ducks. Analysis: After a fast start to the playoffs with nine points through the first two rounds, Patrick Sharp needed until Game 4 of the Western Finals to get on the scoresheet but he's now tallied three points in the last two games. The winger will likely need another strong showing in Wednesday's Game 6 if the Blackhawks hope to stave off elimination.