Pardy Scores Lone Jets' Goal In Game 2 Loss
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News: Adam Pardy
scored the lone Winnipeg goal in Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Ducks.
It was Adam Pardy
's first career playoff goal and his first goal overall since Jan. 26 2011, ending a 172 game drought. While he logged 17:32 of ice time in the loss, don't expect much more offense from Pardy, as the stay-at-home blueliner notched just nine points in 55 regular-season games this year.
Ducks' Theodore Has Three Assists In AHL Saturday
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News: Shea Theodore
picked up three assists in Norfolk's (AHL) 5-4 loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday.
Analysis: Shea Theodore
actually began the season in the AHL on a rehab assignment before spending the vast majority of the year with Seattle of the WHL. Overall, he has 12 points in just nine games with the Admirals. It would be an upset if Theodore, who is one of the best defensive prospects in the entire league, didn't spend significant time in the NHL next season.
News: Travis Hamonic
(knee) is unlikely to play Game 3 Sunday versus the Capitals, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Travis Hamonic
still hasn't practiced since suffering the injury during the last week of the regular season. Like every team in the playoffs the Islanders are playing it very close to the vest as to the exact nature of his injury and when he might return but the fact that he isn't skating more or less practicing pretty much tells you all you need to know about his chances of playing Sunday.
Bolts' Nesterov: Two Assists And Five-Game Streak
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News: Nikita Nesterov
delivered two power-play assists in Tampa's Game 2 victory over Detroit on Saturday. He's on a five-game, six point (two goals, four assists) point streak.
Where did this come from? Nikita Nesterov
had just seven points in 27 regular-season games, but he has really picked up the pace given an expanded role with Jason Garrison out with injury.
Rangers' Yandle Returns After Hit To Boards
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News: Keith Yandle
is back on the Rangers' bench after taking a hit to the boards in the first period, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Keith Yandle
was hit into the boards by Blake Comeau in the first period and was not on the Rangers' bench for several minutes, but he has returned to the ice.
News: Marco Scandella
scored the Wild's only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Blues in Game 2 of their first-round series.
He broke his stick on the shot, but it somehow fooled Jake Allen to trigger the red light. He's been surprisingly offensive in his last four games, potting three goals.
News: Kevin Shattenkirk
picked up two more assists Saturday against the Wild, giving him four points in the Round One series.
We hope you picked him for your playoff pool -- the Blues are starting to look like a well-oiled machine.
News: James Wisniewski
will not take the ice Saturday against Winnipeg, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: James Wisniewski
was a healthy scratch in game one and will remain out for the second game of the Ducks' series against the Jets. Clayton Stoner and Sami Vatanen are expected to comprise Anaheim's third defensive pairing.
Flames' Engelland Has Instigator Rescinded
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News: Deryk Engelland
has had his instigator rescinded and he will not be suspended, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Deryk Engelland
racked up three game misconducts during Friday's game, but he will be available for game three on Sunday.
Habs' Subban Scores In Game Win
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News: P.K. Subban
blasted home his first goal of the playoffs in Friday's Game 2 win over Ottawa.
A monster outing from P.K. Subban
, who also finished with five shots on goal. After getting kicked out of Game 1 for a slash on Mark Stone, Subban ditched the rough stuff in Game 2 and led with his offense. When he's on top of his game, the 25-year-old is one of the best offensive defenseman around.