News: Martin Jones was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is expected to receive the starting nod Monday vs. the Flames, Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider.com reports. Analysis: The Kings have used Jonathan Quick in their last five games (all wins), but it makes sense to get him some rest for the second half of a back-to-back. With it being fairly safe to assume Martin Jones will get the start Monday, fantasy owners in daily leagues should have few reservations about using him against a Flames squad that was shut out by the Kings just 11 days ago.
News: Taylor Hall missed Monday's practice for maintenance purposes but will play Tuesday vs. the Wild. Analysis: Although coach Dallas Eakins said Taylor Hall is a little bit banged up, it hasn't been reflected in the forward's performance. He has two goals and three assists over his last three games to bring him up to 61 points in 58 games on the season.
News: Evgeni Nabokov will be between the pipes Monday vs. the Canucks, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Analysis: Evgeni Nabokov's grip on the No. 1 job has taken a considerable hit the last few days with Anders Nilsson starting three of the last four games, but Monday's outing represents a great opportunity for him to regain the trust of coach Jack Capuano. Like the Islanders, the Canucks are in free-fall mode with losses in 11 of their last 13 games, and haven't scored more than two goals since Jan. 31 against the Jets.
News: Ben Bishop will be in the crease Monday vs. the Coyotes, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper gave backup Anders Lindback some needed work Thursday vs. the Sabres, so it stands to reason that the Bolts will roll with Ben Bishop for their next several contests. Bishop is mired in a three-game losing streak but still ranks in the top five league-wide in wins, GAA and save percentage.
News: Craig Anderson will get the start in goal Monday vs. the Predators, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports. Analysis: Craig Anderson is coming off a magnificent showing Saturday vs. the Jets, totaling 46 saves in the 5-3 victory. He's been handed the last four starts in the net for the Senators, and it sounds like for better or worse, coach Paul MacLean plans to stick with him as his No. 1 goalie over the young but talented Robin Lehner.
News: Carter Hutton will make his next start Tuesday vs. the Sabres, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: No. 1 starter Pekka Rinne will be in goal for the fourth straight game Monday vs. the Senators, leaving Carter Hutton to draw into the crease for the second half of the back-to-back. With the Predators on the outside looking in for a playoff spot out West, look for coach Barry Trotz to ride Rinne heavily down the stretch, with Hutton only on hand to pick up the scraps.
News: Pekka Rinne will be in goal Monday vs. the Senators, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: Though Pekka Rinne has taken three consecutive losses since returning from injured reserve last Tuesday, he's been very solid in his last two turns, holding the Blues and Blue Jackets to two and one goals, respectively. He'll receive his a rest Tuesday against the Sabres, with backup Carter Hutton already confirmed as the starter for that contest.
News: Eddie Lack will be in goal Monday vs. the Islanders. Analysis: Eddie Lack will draw his fifth straight start after getting back into the win column Saturday vs. the Flames to conclude a four-game losing streak. The Canucks' hapless offense might make it difficult for Lack to rake in the victories most nights, but a matchup against the rudderless Islanders looks quite enticing for the goalie's fantasy owners.
News: Erik Gudbranson's lower-body injury is related to his knee, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Analysis: Erik Gudbranson is awaiting an assessment from the team's medical staff before a proper timetable emerges. Regardless, it seems unlikely that he plays Tuesday vs. the Coyotes, and perhaps a few games beyond that.
News: Paul Stastny (back) will not play Monday vs. the Jets. Analysis: The Avs are officially listing Paul Stastny as day-to-day after he left Saturday's game with a back issue and wasn't present at Monday's morning skate. The team will try to get by with defenseman Ryan Wilson skating as the 12th forward, but should Stastny's injury linger deeper into this week, an forward call-up from the minors would grow more likely.