Senators' Greening Scores Overtime-Winner
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News: Colin Greening
scored the game-winning goal in double overtime against the Penguins on Sunday.
Analysis: Colin Greening
helped Ottawa avoid the 3-0 hole with his third goal of the postseason. He only had eight goals during the regular season, but he has picked up his play during the playoffs.
Senators' Spezza Returns To Action
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News: Jason Spezza
played his first game since January 29 against the Penguins in Sunday's Game 3. He played 18:40, was a minus-1, and had four shots on net.
Analysis: Jason Spezza
missed almost the entire season with his back injury, but he didn't seem worse for the wear in this game, a good sign for the Senators.
News: Tanner Glass
will make his first playoff appearance since Round 1 on Sunday night against the Senators.
Analysis: Tanner Glass
has eight hits in four playoff contests and brings a penalty-killing element Joe Vitale does not offer.
Penguins' Vitale (Undisclosed) Out Sunday
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News: Joe Vitale
(undisclosed) will not take the ice for Sunday's Game 3 in Ottawa, Arpob Basu of LNH.com reports.
Analysis: Joe Vitale
has appeared in just four of eight playoff tilts for the Penguins this postseason, tallying one assist with an even plus/minus on his line. When he does play, he's unlikely to log more than 10 minutes of ice time. Pittsburgh will miss his faceoff ability. Vitale has won 23 of 41 draws. No word on whether his absence is injury related or due to a personal issue. Tanner Glass will take his spot in the lineup.
Hawks' Toews Frustrated With Red Wings, Officials
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News: Jonathan Toews
was taken out of Game 2 as the Red Wings pushed him around in the Blackhawks' 4-1 loss, ESPN Chicago reports.
Maybe this will wake up Jonathan Toews
, who has not potted a goal in seven postseason games this season. He does have three assists in the last three games, but no goals to show for it. "I'm not going to go off and complain about some calls I thought should have been called or whatever, one way or another," Toews said. "If that's the way they're going to play, well, we need to play the same. There's a lot of clutch and grab, a lot of interference. If they're going to let that go, that's something we need to know and maybe do to them a little bit."
News: Henrik Zetterberg
had a pair of assists, including one on the game-winning tally in the Wings' victory over Chicago on Saturday.
After making a heads-up play in a race to a loose puck in the Hawks' zone, Henrik Zetterberg
brought the puck behind the Chicago goal line before firing a pass through a defenseman's skates to Brendan Smith at the back door. Aside from his contributions offensively, Zetterberg's value in the series will also come in the form of providing a tough defensive matchup for Hawks captain Jonathan Toews.
Toffoli Tallies In Kings' Road Loss
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News: Tyler Toffoli
's unassisted goal was the Kings' only offense in a 2-1 overtime loss at San Jose on Saturday.
This is his first career playoff goal. He's seeing ice time primarily due to the injury to Jarret Stoll; if Stoll returns from his head injury, Tyler Toffoli
will have few opportunities to contribute to your fantasy fortunes.
Marleau's Assists Propel Sharks Past Kings
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News: Patrick Marleau
assisted on both San Jose goals as the Sharks edged the Kings 2-1 in Saturday's Game 3 of the teams' second-round series.
He has a 5-3-8 ledger after seven playoff games, with half of those points coming on San Jose power plays. There's no sign that this productivity will abate.
Couture's OT Goal Gives Sharks Key Win
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News: Logan Couture
returned to the ice after sustaining a second-period leg injury and delivered the game-winner in overtime as the Sharks edged Los Angeles on Saturay night, 2-1. The win cuts the Kings' series lead to 2-1.
This is the first OT tally of Logan Couture
's career, and came on a San Jose power play. The injury cost him most of the second frame, but he played all of the third before delivering the clincher. As long as he's on a line with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, Couture is a solid bet to appear on the scoresheet.
News: Jarret Stoll
(head) is not in the lineup for Saturday's Game 3.
Analysis: Jarret Stoll
suffered a head injury after being hit by Raffi Torres of the Sharks. It is unknown how long he will remain out of the lineup.