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  • Joey Hishon will make his NHL debut Thursday
    Joey Hishon will play in Game 4 on Thursday.

    Advice: Hishon had 10 goals and 24 points in 50 AHL games in 2013-14. This will be his first career NHL contest after being taken with the 17th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
    Today, 1:26 pm
  • David Backes misses Blues' morning skate
    David Backes (upper body) didn't skate with the Blues on Wednesday.

    Advice: Backes hasn't been ruled out for Game 3 yet, but we would be surprised if he ended up playing. He was sidelined because of a high hit from Brent Seabrook during Saturday's game.
    Today, 11:05 am
    L, 3-0 vs Det
  • Emerson Etem will play for Anaheim Wednesday
    Emerson Etem will be inserted in Anaheim's lineup for Game 4.

    Advice: Etem will be making his 2014 playoff debut. He was successful in the postseason last year, scoring three goals and five points in seven games.
    Today, 10:33 am
    W, 3-2 vs Col
  • Ducks will scratch Teemu Selanne on Wednesday
    Teemu Selanne will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

    Advice: Selanne was given just two shifts in the third period of Game 3. The 43-year-old is a future Hall of Famer, but he's seen his role significantly reduced this season. He has already stated that this will be his last season.
    Today, 10:30 am
  • Henrik Zetterberg's status unclear for Game 4
    Henrik Zetterberg (back) took part in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Zetterberg wouldn't offer a prediction on whether or not he would play on Thursday. Detroit could certainly use him after falling behind 2-1 in its series against the Boston Bruins. That being said, if Zetterberg returns for Game 4, it would be a bit earlier than expected.
    Today, 10:05 am
    Injured Reserve
    W, 3-0 @ StL
  • Olli Maatta falls short of Calder nomination
    Olli Maatta isn't one of the finalists for the Calder Trophy.

    Advice: Maatta had nine goals and 29 points in 78 games while averaging 18:29 minutes in 2013-14. It's rare for a defenseman to win the Calder Trophy and even if that wasn't the case, Nathan MacKinnon would still be the frontrunner this season. That being said, Maatta had a strong rookie season and has a bright future ahead of him.
    Today, 9:53 am
  • Brenden Dillon won't play in Game 4
    Brenden Dillon (lower body) will not return to Dallas' lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Dillon was previously referred to as a long shot to play on Wednesday by Stars coach Lindy Ruff, so this news isn't surprising. That being said, he might be available for Game 5.
    Today, 9:29 am
    L, 2-1 @ Pho
  • Detroit calls up Xavier Ouellet
    Xavier Ouellet has been promoted by the Detroit Red Wings.

    Advice: Ouellet has four goals and 13 assists in 70 AHL games in 2013-14. He was taken in the second round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
    Today, 9:27 am
    Not Active
    W, 3-0 @ StL
  • Ondrej Palat gets nominated for Calder Trophy
    Ondrej Palat has been named as a finalist for the Calder Trophy.

    Advice: Palat scored 23 goals and 59 points in 81 games in 2013-14. Those numbers are slightly below Nathan MacKinnon in the rookie leaderboard. Palat is the underdog in the fight between him and MacKinnon for the rookie of the year award, but it's worth noting that Palat did break out in the second half of the campaign with 44 points in his final 42 games.
    Today, 9:09 am
  • David Backes might be available for Game 4
    The status of David Backes will be made clearer after Wednesday's morning skate.

    Advice: "No update," coach Ken Hitchcock said Tuesday. "We'll let you know (today)." There's a chance that he could be back in the lineup for Game 4 after he was leveled by an illegal hit from Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook this past Saturday.
    Today, 7:57 am
    L, 3-0 vs Det
  • Brent Burns nets his second goal of playoffs
    Brent Burns scored for San Jose in its 4-3 overtime win against Los Angeles.

    Advice: Burns has two goals and three points in three playoff games. He had 22 goals and 26 assists in 69 contests in the regular season.
    Today, 7:56 am
  • Evgeni Malkin regains confidence
    Evgeni Malkin regained some confidence in Game 3 on Monday.

    Advice: Malkin hasn't found the back of the net yet in the Penguins' first round series against Columbus, but he does have three assists in three games. He played alongside Jussi Jokinen and James Neal on Monday and liked how his line played. "We need to just play the same," Malkin said.
    Today, 7:49 am
  • Rick Nash gets two assists in Game 3
    Rick Nash had two assists in the Rangers' 4-1 victory on Tuesday.

    Advice: Nash is 29 years old, but this is just his third playoff run after spending the better part of his career thus far in Columbus. He didn't do particularly well for the Rangers in the 2013 playoffs, but he already has four points in three games this year.
    Today, 6:51 am
  • Carcillo draws into lineup, scores Tuesday
    Daniel Carcillo scored a goal in the Rangers' 4-1 victory on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carcillo was a healthy scratch for the first two games of the Rangers' first round series against Philadelphia, but after the night Carcillo had, he should stay in the lineup for Game 4. "He's such a big part of the team," said Dan Girardi. "He'll do anything. He's blocking shots and I thought he scored a big goal. He does a bit of everything. He has Stanley Cup experience."
    Today, 6:49 am
  • Drew Doughty records two points vs. Sharks
    Drew Doughty had two assists in the Kings' 4-3 overtime loss on Tuesday.

    Advice: Doughty now has three points in three games in the Kings' first-round series. At the age of 24, Doughty has already played in 53 playoff games and has recorded 35 points.
    Today, 6:41 am
  • Jeff Carter is on 7-game playoff point streak
    Jeff Carter's playoff point streak has reached seven games.

    Advice: Carter scored a goal in the Kings' 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose on Tuesday. That was his 50th career postseason point in 88 games.
    Today, 6:39 am
  • Blackhawks reunite Kane, Toews and Bickell
    Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are expected to remain on the same line for Game 4 on Wednesday night.

    Advice: They were reunited, along with Bryan Bickell, in Game 3 after seeing some time together earlier in the series. "There is just lots of confidence there. We know what to expect," Toews said. "We know that every shift we go out there that we can get that puck possession and create stuff. The more we create, eventually it's going to go in." That trio helped the Blackhawks earn the Stanley Cup last year and they'll try to help Chicago even up their series with St. Louis on Wednesday.
    Today, 6:39 am
  • Emerson Etem might dress for Game 4
    Emerson Etem might draw into the Ducks' lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Etem was called up on Sunday after recording 24 goals and 54 points in 50 AHL games. He looked good in the 2013 playoffs with three goals and five points in seven contests.
    Today, 6:18 am
    W, 3-2 vs Col
  • Koivu might not dress for Wednesday's game
    Saku Koivu might be a healthy scratch Wednesday night.

    Advice: Koivu has no points and a minus-four rating in three games in the Ducks' first round series against Dallas. He was on the ice for just two shifts in Game 3 and logged 8:28 minutes of ice time overall in that contest.
    Today, 6:16 am
  • Victor Hedman pots his first postseason goal
    Victor Hedman potted his first goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Tuesday's loss to Montreal.

    Advice: The Canadiens swept the Lightning in four straight games, but Hedman concluded his season with a point in three consecutive outings. He has a goal and eight assists in 22 postseason games in his career. The 23-year-old blueliner broke out offensively in 2013-14 with 13 goals and 55 points in 75 matches. Hedman has a very bright future ahead of him.
    Today, 6:15 am
  • Teemu Selanne might be a healthy scratch
    Teemu Selanne might end up spending Game 4 in the press box.

    Advice: Selanne has played less in each playoff contest thus far and was on the ice for just two shifts in the third period of the Stars' 3-0 win over Anaheim in Game 3. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was asked if he needs to see more from Selanne, who has an assist and a minus-one rating in three games. "You'd like to think. Right now, there's a lot of bumps and bruises on guys," Boudreau said. "I don't know who's playing, who's not."
    Today, 6:14 am
  • Cedric Paquette commits ill-time penalty
    Cedric Paquette's tripping penalty late in the third period led to Montreal's series clinching goal in the final minute of regulation.

    Advice: "I felt pretty bad, to be honest," Paquette said. "That's my bad, I was a little too aggressive and he fell ... . They didn't call much in this game, and I did a bad play, but that is just a bad moment." He earned an assist on Tyler Johnson's game-tying goal earlier in the third and finished the series with two helpers in four matches. Coach Jon Cooper praised the 20-year-old forward for his contributions after the game. Paquette will probably be in the running for a roster spot with the Lightning out of training camp in the fall.
    Today, 5:45 am
  • Daniel Briere scores in Game 4 victory
    Daniel Briere gave Montreal a 1-0 lead just 2:24 into the first period.

    Advice: The Canadiens had a 3-1 advantage going into the third, but Tampa Bay rallied to even the score. Max Pacioretty scored on the power play to give Montreal a 4-3 win with just 43 seconds left on the clock. Briere logged just 9:34 of ice time in the match, but he did get 1:21 of it on the power play. He had a goal and an assist in four matches during the Habs' sweep of the Lightning.
    Today, 5:20 am
  • Matt Bartkowski returns from the flu in Gm 3
    Matt Bartkowski got back in Boston's lineup on Tuesday from the flu.

    Advice: He missed the first two games of Boston's opening round series against Detroit with the illness. "I felt 100 percent the whole time. It was just getting re-acclimated on the first one or two shifts to the speed of the game. It's a pretty fast game," Bartkowski said. "I like playoff hockey. I think it's easier. Everyone's hard on every puck, everyone's hard on every play, so there's nothing really to worry about. You just have to be hard on everything. I like playoff hockey. It's a lot of fun." He was credited with two hits and one shot in 18:34 of ice time.
    Today, 5:00 am
  • Torey Krug excited to play vs. hometown team
    Livonia, Michigan-native Torey Krug is pumped up to play in his hometown during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Advice: "It's going to be exciting. You know you watch a lot of the playoff games growing up and see the octopus thrown on the ice, and as a kid you dream of playing in the playoffs in this building," Krug said before Tuesday night's Game 3. "I probably was thinking I was on the other side. But now I'm excited in the position I'm in and we can come in and be the bad guys." He saw 17:15 of ice time and registered a shot on goal in Tuesday's 3-0 victory. Krug has two assists in three games in the series.
    Today, 4:53 am
  • Patrice Bergeron records 2 points in Gm 3 win
    Patrice Bergeron notched a goal and an assist in Boston's 3-0 win over Detroit in Game 3.

    Advice: He assisted on Dougie Hamilton's game-winning tally on the power play and he added an empty net marker to seal the victory. Bergeron has three points in three games in the series.
    Today, 4:33 am
  • Scheifele feels good, set to play for Canada
    Mark Scheifele feels ready to play after an MCL injury and he's excited to play for Team Canada in the World Hockey Championships.

    Advice: "I'll be good to go by then. The knee is feeling good," he said. "I've been continuing to skate and work out and get it stronger and it's feeling really good. And there was no surgery and it healed on its own so that's good, too." The Winnipeg Jets struggled without him in the lineup, finishing with a record of 6-9-3 down the stretch. The talented rookie posted 13 goals and 34 points in 63 games.
    Today, 4:21 am
  • Sharks wins on Marleau's OT goal
    Patrick Marleau scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 4-3 overtime win over Los Angeles Wednesday night.

    Advice: Marleau's shot 6:20 into overtime went off the stick of Kings defenseman Slava Voynov and past an unsuspecting Jonathan Quick, and the Sharks claimed a 4-3 victory and a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. Marleau has been excellent in the playoffs with five points in three games. Matt Nieto, Brent Burns and Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks.
    Today, 12:38 am
  • Ondrej Palat, Lightning eliminated in four
    Ondrej Palat's superb rookie season may be over, but he didn't go down quietly, scoring a shorthanded goal and adding an assist in Game 4's loss to the Habs on Tuesday.

    Advice: Palat helped the Bolts back into the game, which they trailed 2-0 and then 3-1 in the third period. But a late penalty and the last-minute game-winning goal by Montreal finished the sweep and sent the Bolts packing. Palat is a solid candidate for the Calder Trophy after notching 59 points in the regular season, and then five more in the playoffs while maintaining a +35 rating during the season and playoffs combined.
    Yesterday, 7:14 pm
  • Brenden Dillon takes part in practice
    Brenden Dillon (lower body) participated in the Stars' practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: "Today was a big step," Dillon said. "I've skated the last two days on my own. I guess I was the best player on the ice the last two days being on my own, but being out here with the guys today was good, getting up to the pace. It is feeling better and better." Stars coach Lindy Ruff cautioned that he's still a long shot to return for Game 4. Dillon hasn't played since April 11.
    Yesterday, 3:37 pm
    L, 2-1 @ Pho
  • Briere: We don't want to dismiss Tampa Bay
    Daniel Briere doesn't want to write off the Tampa Bay Lightning in Montreal's first round series.

    Advice: Montreal has a 3-0 lead going into Game 4 on Tuesday. "The Lightning are a tenacious team," said Briere. "We saw it this year after they lost Stamkos (with a broken leg in November). Everyone expected them to fall apart and they did the opposite, they came together and finished strong to come second in the division. I expect the same from them tonight. They've faced adversity before and they won't give up that easily." They overcame the loss of Stamkos in large part due to the efforts of Martin St. Louis and Ben Bishop. St. Louis is gone after demanding a trade and Bishop is hurt, which makes the Lightning's nearly impossible task all the more daunting.
    Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • Daniel Carcillo might enter lineup Tuesday
    The New York Rangers might use Daniel Carcillo Tuesday night.

    Advice: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault wouldn't confirm the lineup change, but he was more than willing to praise Carcillo. "Dan's an experienced player, he brings energy to a team," Vigneault said. "He's a hard, smart player. He goes to the tough areas and when he has an opportunity to lay a good, physical hit, he does that. With him in our lineup this year, we've had a very good record." Jesper Fast will probably be a healthy scratch if Carcillo draws into the lineup.
    Yesterday, 12:25 pm
  • Colorado calls up Joey Hishon
    Joey Hishon has been summoned by the Colorado Avalanche.

    Advice: Hishon has 10 goals and 24 points in 50 AHL games this season. He hasn't made his NHL debut yet.
    Yesterday, 10:47 am
  • Bartkowski (flu) will take part in warmups
    Matt Bartkowski (flu) will take part in Boston's pregame warmup on Tuesday.

    Advice: It still remains to be seen if Bartkowski will be able to play in the contest. He missed Boston's first two playoff games.
    Yesterday, 10:01 am
  • Patrick Marleau is a Lady Byng finalist
    Patrick Marleau is one of the finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy.

    Advice: The Lady Byng Trophy goes to the player who has a great season while also exemplifying sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct. Marleau had 33 goals and 70 points in 82 contests while spending 18 minutes in the sin bin. If he won the award, it would be the first time it has gone to a San Jose Sharks player.
    Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • Bartkowski (flu) skates, still day-to-day
    Matt Bartkowski (flu) skated on Monday in an optional practice.

    Advice: He has missed the first two games of Boston's opening round series with Detroit due to the flu and he's still considered day-to-day. "We've talked about Matt Bartkowski being out for that long and being sick," coach Claude Julien said. "We have to allow him to skate a little bit and get himself back into the groove of things before you throw him into a game." As a result, he may not be ready to play in Game 3 on Tuesday night.
    Yesterday, 4:29 am
  • Olli Maatta scores winner for Pens in Game 3
    Olli Matta scored a fortunate goal to lift the Penguins to a 4-3 comeback win over Columbus Monday night.

    Advice: Matta's point shot deflected in off Blue Jackets defender James Wisniewski to complete a third period comeback from a 3-1 deficit. Brandon Sutter, Brooks Orpik and Lee Stempniak also found the back of the net in the victory.
    Monday, 6:50 pm
  • David Backes won't play Monday vs. Blackhawks
    David Backes won't play in Game 3 on Monday with what is believed to be an upper-body injury.

    Advice: The Blues aren't saying much about his status, but it was confirmed that he wouldn't play in Game 3 after he received an illegal check from Chicago's Brent Seabrook on Saturday.
    Monday, 12:06 pm
    L, 3-0 vs Det
  • Brenden Dillon (LBI) won't play in Game 3
    Brenden Dillon (lower body) skated before practice on Sunday.

    Advice: "He skated this morning for a short period of time. He's better," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He may have a chance to skate with the team tomorrow, so we're advancing. But he won't be ready to play." He hasn't played since Apr. 11 and his lower-body injury has prevented him from playing in his first career NHL postseason game.
    Monday, 9:18 am
    L, 2-1 @ Pho
  • Ondrej Palat scores in return during Game 3
    Ondrej Palat scored his first career NHL playoff goal in his return to the lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: He missed Game 2 with an upper-body injury. Palat's power-play marker in the second tied the game at 1-1, but the Canadiens ended up winning the match by a score of 3-2. Due to Steve Stamkos' injury and Martin St. Louis' trade to New York, Palat finished as Tampa Bay's leading scorer during the regular season.
    Monday, 8:06 am
  • Torey Krug records 2 assists in Game 2
    Torey Krug registered a pair of helpers in Sunday's Game 2 win against Detroit.

    Advice: His two-point effort featured a power-play helper on a goal by Zdeno Chara in the third period. Krug received 18:27 of ice time in the contest, including 2:07 on the power play.
    Monday, 7:15 am
  • Jeff Carter extends point streak to six games
    Jeff Carter had an assist on Sunday and extended his playoff point streak to six games.

    Advice: Carter potted a point in the Kings last four games last season and has continued the streak through the first two games of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. He has a goal and seven points during the streak but he needs to start finding the back of the net as the Kings trail 2-0 in the series against the Sharks.
    Monday, 4:19 am
  • Emerson Etem recalled from the AHL
    The Anaheim Ducks recalled young forward Emerson Etem from the minors on Sunday.

    Advice: It's difficult to imagine this making a major impact in fantasy terms, so JFYI.
    Sunday, 2:26 pm
    W, 3-2 vs Col
  • Matt Bartkowski won't play in Game 2 Sunday
    The Boston Bruins ruled Matt Bartkowski out of the lineup for Game 2 against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

    Advice: He's not particularly fantasy-relevant right now so JFYI.
    Sunday, 10:56 am
  • Brenden Dillon might resume skating Sunday
    Brenden Dillon (lower body) might skate with the Stars on Sunday.

    Advice: Even if Dillon does, he still might end up missing Game 3 on Monday. Dillon has missed three straight contests dating back to the regular season.
    Sunday, 7:07 am
    L, 2-1 @ Pho
  • Rick Nash still playing well defensively
    Rick Nash is continuing his fine defensive play as he is playing against the Flyers top line in the playoffs.

    Advice: Nash, Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis are facing the Flyers top unit of Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Jakub Voracek for the most part and the line is shutting them down. Nash got a great taste of defensive play in the Olympics where he was a bottom six forward for Canada and his play is continuing into the playoffs. He had an assist in Game 1 and a team-leading seven shots on goal.
    Sunday, 5:34 am
  • David Backes not out for start of OT
    David Backes didn't start overtime with his regular wingers.

    Advice: It's unclear if he'll be able to return to Saturday's contest after he was rocked on a hit by Chicago's Brent Seabrook. The incident occurred at the 15:09 mark of the third period. Steve Ott opened the extra session between T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen. We can only speculate at this time, but consider him day-to-day with an "upper-body injury."
    Saturday, 3:18 pm
    L, 3-0 vs Det
  • Ondrej Palat to be a game-time call for Gm 3
    Ondrej Palat (upper body) is on the ice for Saturday's optional skate.

    Advice: He missed Game 2 because of an upper-body injury and will be a game-time decision again for Sunday's match against Montreal.
    Saturday, 9:42 am
  • Teemu Selanne likely to play on 2nd line
    Teemu Selanne is projected to play on the second line on Friday.

    Advice: Selanne was on the ice for just 13:03 minutes in Game 1, but he did register an assist in that contest. This will be Selanne's last playoff run as he plans to retire this summer.
    Friday, 12:22 pm
  • Dillon won't play Friday
    Brenden Dillon will not play Friday in Game 2 against Anaheim.

    Advice: He is still not skating due to a lower-body injury sustained a week ago. Consider Dillon day-to-day for now.
    Friday, 9:56 am
    L, 2-1 @ Pho
  • Kane looks good in loss to Blues
    Patrick Kane looked great in his return from a knee injury Thursday night against the Blues.

    Advice: He was flying all over the ice in his first game since mid-March taking a team-high six shots on goal and scoring a highlight reel goal in the 28:31 of ice time he received. Needless to say Kane is safe to activate.
    Friday, 9:03 am
  • Palat not expected to play Friday v Habs
    Ondrej Palat is not expected to play Friday night against Montreal in Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: He sustained an upper-body injury after being checked by Andrei Markov in Game 1 Wednesday and should be considered day-to-day.
    Friday, 8:33 am
  • Brent Burns gets two points vs. LAK
    Brent Burns had a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 6-3 victory on Thursday.

    Advice: Burns' efforts helped San Jose claim a 1-0 lead on Los Angeles in the first round series. He had 22 goals and 48 points in 69 games this season.
    Friday, 7:29 am
  • Jeff Carter picks up an assist Thursday
    Jeff Carter had an assist in a 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 1 of the first round.

    Advice: Carter is on a five-game playoff point streak that dates back to 2013. He scored 27 goals and recorded 23 assists in 72 contests in 2013-14.
    Friday, 6:54 am
  • Bartkowski has flu may not play Friday
    Matt Bartkowski is listed as questionable for Friday's opening game of the playoffs against the Red Wings.

    Advice: He is battling the flu and did not practice this week. If Bartkowski can't go, Andrej Meszaros will dress in his place.
    Friday, 6:01 am