News: Frederik Andersen
will start between the pipes Wednesday in Game 4 against the Stars, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: Frederik Andersen
wasn't as strong in Game 3 as he was in the first two games of the series, but it looks like coach Bruce Boudreau will give the rookie another shot in Game 4. If his play starts to slip, though, Jonas Hiller could retake the starting position.
Wings' Howard Saves 31 But Takes Loss
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News: Jimmy Howard
stopped 31 shots Tuesday in a 3-0 Game 3 loss to the Bruins.
The first goal Jimmy Howard
allowed was one he probably should have stopped, but he still only let in two goals in the game. It isn't helping Howard that Detroit has scored a total of two goals in three games, and it's only via Howard's shutout in Game 1 that Detroit is still in this series.
News: Darcy Kuemper
will start Thursday against Colorado in Game 4 of the Wild's first-round playoff series, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
After an overtime shutout in Game 3, Darcy Kuemper
is likely to get every start the rest of the playoffs for the Wild over Ilya Bryzgalov.
Habs, Price Finish Off Sweep
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News: Carey Price
stopped 20 of 23 shots to lead the Canadiens to a Game 4 victory and a sweep of the Lightning on Tuesday.
Analysis: Carey Price
coughed up a two-goal lead in this one before Max Pacioretty scored the game-winner and series-clincher with just 43 seconds left in the third period. The netminder was somewhat up-and-down during the four-game series, but managed to ride his offense to victories in each game.
Niemi, Sharks Win Third Straight
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News: Antti Niemi
stopped 28 of 31 shots in a Game 3 win over the Kings.
Game 3 wasn't Antti Niemi
's best outing, but his .902 save percentage got the job done. He has 2.58 GAA and his save percentage is .912. Both of those rank tenth among playoff goaltenders, which isn't ideal. But he is getting the wins.
Quick Allows Four In Overtime Loss For Kings
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News: Jonathan Quick
stopped 36 of 40 shots in a Game 3 overtime loss to the Sharks on Tuesday.
Analysis: Jonathan Quick
was certainly better than in his last two starts, but still not good enough to help the Kings avoid a 3-0 hole in the opening-round series. He'll look to stave off elimination in Game 4.
Bolts' Bishop: Elbow Dislocated
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News: Ben Bishop
(elbow) revealed that his elbow injury was a dislocation, but that he might have returned by game 5 or 6, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
That's a moot point now any way, what with the Bolts headed to the golf course after a sweep by the Habs. But we can't help but think that a Game 5 return was seriously ambitious. He'll have plenty of time to recover over the summer.
News: Anders Lindback
was pulled 5:42 into the second period Tuesday after yielding three goals on 20 shots. The Lightning ultimately lost the game and the series in a 4-3 loss to the Canadiens.
Granted, his defenders abandoned him on a couple of goals, but he spent far, far too much time on his knees (again). He looked rattled early and never seemed to get comfortable. He will likely seeking alternate employment this offseason -- the Bolts cannot be impressed.
Rask, Bruins Smother Wings In Game 3
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News: Tuukka Rask
stopped all 23 Detroit shots on net in Tuesday's 3-0 Game 3 victory.
Typical Tuukka Rask
-- in three playoff games, he's allowed two goals. There aren't many goalies who inspire more confidence than the 27-year-old Finn right now.
Flyers' Mason Gets Feet Wet
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News: Steve Mason
got into Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers with less than eight minutes remaining in the third period, stopping all three shots he faced.
Unfortunately, the reason he was in there was that Ray Emery was tagged for four goals. Barring an aggravation of his upper-body injury, Steve Mason
's sure to be in there Friday for Game 4.