News: Jaroslav Halak
will start Sunday's game against the Red Wings.
Analysis: Jaroslav Halak
, who gave way to Michal Neuvirth in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks, will return to the Isles' net on Sunday, with the team looking to snap a three-game slide at home.
Ward Guide 'Canes To Win Column
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News: Cam Ward
turned away 21 of 22 shots in Saturday's win over the Devils.
In a game between two the league's weakest scoring attacks, there predictably wasn't much offense to be found as the teams combined for four goals and 54 shot attempts. Cam Ward
was just a bit sharper than opposing netminder Keith Kinkaid, earning the Carolina goalie his second win in two starts since returning from a bout with the flu. Coach Bill Peters is set to go with Anton Khudobin as the starter Sunday versus the Bruins, but Ward's solid showings his last two times out might put him on the inside track to finish the year as the Hurricanes' No. 1 netminder.
News: Roberto Luongo
stopped 22 shots but let in three goals in the Panthers' overtime loss to the Canadiens on Saturday.
The defeat was a pretty big setback to the Panthers' playoff odds, but with the team still in the thick of the race, Roberto Luongo
figures to draw the starting assignment again Sunday versus the Senators. Luongo is 3-1-1 in his five games since returning from a shoulder injury March 19.
News: Brian Elliott
is slated to start Monday's game against the Canucks, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
Analysis: Brian Elliott
stopped only 13 of 16 shots Saturday against the Blue Jackets to take his third straight loss. He'll look to turn things around Monday against a Vancouver squad that has dropped two straight games by a combined tally of 8-4.
Devils' Schneider Loses Fourth Straight
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News: Cory Schneider
lost for the fourth straight game Sunday, giving up two goals on 25 shots against the Ducks.
Analysis: Cory Schneider
falls to 26-28-8 on the season with a .928 save percentage and 2.19 GAA. His rate stats are among the best in the NHL, but the Devils have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention and Schneider has just two wins in his last nine outings. If you can deal with some losses, the 29-year-old is a good fantasy option for these final few games.
Sharks' Stalock Stops 31 Shots In Loss
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News: Alex Stalock
made 31 saves on 33 shots in Sunday's shootout loss to the Penguins.
A great effort from Alex Stalock
, who was making the start in place of starter Antti Niemi, who was feeling under the weather. Stalock falls to 7-7-2 on the season with a .905 save percentage and 2.55 GAA. Niemi is the man in San Jose, but Stalock has been proven to be a decent backup option when he gets the call.
News: Craig Anderson
turned aside 33 of 36 shots in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.
Making his second start in as many days after returning from a hand injury, Craig Anderson
was dealt his third straight loss. With Anderson receiving the nod in both games of the back-to-back set, it's possible Andrew Hammond is still dealing with the lower-body injury that forced him out of both Thursday's game and Friday's practice. Once Hammond returns to full health though, Anderson could be relegated to backup duties.
Panthers' Ellis Stops 25 In Win
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News: Dan Ellis
turned aside 25 of 27 shots in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Senators.
Analysis: Dan Ellis
improved to 4-2-1 with the win as he filled in Sunday in the second game of a back-to-back set. The 34-year-old has proved reliable in limited action since being recalled at the beginning of March, posting a .922 save percentage and 2.11 GAA. That said, he likely won't see too many starts down the stretch and could return to AHL San Antonio once Al Montoya comes back from a groin injury.
News: Anton Khudobin
turned aside 28 of 30 shots but was on the losing end of Sunday's 2-1 overtime contest against the Bruins.
Analysis: Anton Khudobin
has now turned in a trio of impressive performances in a row as he's allowed just two goals in each, but they've all been in losing efforts as he's lost five consecutive starts. The 28-year-old has seemingly turned a corner in his own individual play, but between giving way to Cam Ward and a lack of offensive support, fantasy owners likely won't get too much out of the goaltender.
Rangers' Talbot Allows Four In Loss
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News: Cam Talbot
surrendered four goals on 30 shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals.
Henrik Lundqvist made his return Saturday after nearly two months out with a neck injury, but Cam Talbot
got the nod Sunday on the second game of a back-to-back set. It wasn't one of his better performances, but the 27-year-old remains a solid spot start option whenever he does spell King Henrik down the stretch.