Frederik Andersen
Ducks' Andersen Will Start Game 4
Frederik Andersen, G, ANA
10:01 AM
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.

Jimmy Howard
Wings' Howard Saves 31 But Takes Loss
Jimmy Howard, G, DET
9:07 AM
News: Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots Tuesday in a 3-0 Game 3 loss to the Bruins.
Analysis: 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.

Darcy Kuemper
Wild's Kuemper To Start Thursday
Darcy Kuemper, G, MIN
8:48 AM
News: Darcy Kuemper will start Thursday against Colorado in Game 4 of the Wild's first-round playoff series, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: 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.

Carey Price
Habs, Price Finish Off Sweep
Carey Price, G, MON
7:48 AM
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.

Antti Niemi
Niemi, Sharks Win Third Straight
Antti Niemi, G, SJ
7:24 AM
News: Antti Niemi stopped 28 of 31 shots in a Game 3 win over the Kings.
Analysis: 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.

Jonathan Quick
Quick Allows Four In Overtime Loss For Kings
Jonathan Quick, G, LA
5:54 AM
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.

Ben Bishop
Bolts' Bishop: Elbow Dislocated
Ben Bishop, G, TB
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.
Analysis: 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.

Anders Lindback
Bolts' Lindback Yanked In Game Four
Anders Lindback, G, TB
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.
Analysis: 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.

Tuukka Rask
Rask, Bruins Smother Wings In Game 3
Tuukka Rask, G, BOS
News: Tuukka Rask stopped all 23 Detroit shots on net in Tuesday's 3-0 Game 3 victory.
Analysis: 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.

Steve Mason
Flyers' Mason Gets Feet Wet
Steve Mason, G, PHI
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.
Analysis: 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.

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