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  • Ben Bishop (LBI) hopes to play in SCF
    Ben Bishop (lower body) felt Tuesday's skate is the best he's had so far.

    Advice: "It's been a big improvement the last three days as far as how it feels," Bishop said. "It's still not quite there, I'm still favoring it a little bit. It's a process, you can't just jump right in. It's encouraging at least the last three days you're really seeing the improvement, moving a little bit better." Bishop isn't available for Game 6 on Tuesday, but he hopes to be available for the Stanley Cup Final should the Lightning advance. Tampa Bay can clinch its spot with a win Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:56 pm
  • Blues will go back to Brian Elliott
    Brian Elliott will play between the pipes in Game 6 on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Blues started Jake Allen in the last two games, but they're switching things up again after Allen allowed four goals on 25 shots Monday night. Elliott has a 2.34 GAA and .925 save percentage in 17 starts in the 2016 playoffs. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:18 pm
  • Wild need to make a decision on Reid Duke
    Minnesota has until June 1st to sign prospect Reid Duke.

    Advice: The Wild might end up trading Duke rather than inking him as there reportedly is some interest from other teams. Duke had 33 goals and 62 points in 68 WHL regular season games. He's added another eight goals and 24 points in 21 playoff contests. Minnesota took him with the 169th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:49 pm
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  • Andrei Vasilevskiy gets the nod Tuesday night
    Andrei Vasilevskiy will play between the pipes for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ben Bishop is making progress, but he's not healthy enough to play yet, so the Lightning will stick with Vasilevskiy. That's worked out fine for the Lightning so far as Vasilevskiy has a 2.65 GAA and .928 save percentage in six playoff games. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 pm
  • Seth Griffith re-signs with the Bruins
    Seth Griffith has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins.

    Advice: Griffith will come with a $625K annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL. He spent the vast majority of the 2015-16 campaign in the minors, but he did have 24 goals and 77 points in 57 AHL contests. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:14 pm
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  • Boston inks Kevan Miller to four-year deal
    Kevan Miller has agreed to a four-year, $10 million contract extension with the Boston Bruins.

    Advice: That represents a big raise over Miller's previous contract, which paid him $1.6 million over two years. Miller had five goals, 13 assists, and 53 penalty minutes in 71 games last season. The 28-year-old blueliner has 159 NHL games under his belt. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:11 pm
  • Chase Lang signs with Minnesota
    Chase Lang has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Lang had two goals and three points in 11 AHL games in 2015-16. Prior to that he scored 27 goals and 63 points in 69 contests with the WHL's Vancouver Giants and Calgary Hitmen in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:04 am
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  • Conor Sheary projected to go back to 1st line
    It looks like Conor Sheary will draw back into the Penguins' lineup for Game 6.

    Advice: What's more, Sheary is projected to resume his duties on a line with Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist. That's at the expense of Beau Bennett, who had taken over for Sheary in Game 5. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:00 am
  • Penguins will start Matt Murray in Game 6
    The Pittsburgh Penguins will start Matt Murray in Game 6 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Marc-Andre Fleury got his first start of the playoffs on Sunday, but he allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss. Although Murray similarly struggled in Game 4, he's the goaltender that's gotten Pittsburgh this far in the playoffs, so it's not surprising to see the Penguins go back to him when facing elimination. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
  • Steven Stamkos continues to practice
    Steven Stamkos (blood clot) took part in Tuesday's practice, but he isn't ready to return.

    Advice: Stamkos stayed on after the practice to do bag skating with the other scratches. He confirmed afterwards that his status remains unchanged. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:10 am
  • Troy Brouwer has eight goals in 19 games
    Troy Brouwer netted a goal in the Blues' 6-3 loss to San Jose Monday night.

    Advice: Brouwer has eight goals and and 13 points in 19 postseason contests. Three of those eight goals have come in his last two games. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:17 am
  • Jaden Schwartz gets his 4th goal of playoffs
    Jaden Schwartz netted a goal in St. Louis' 6-3 loss to San Jose in Game 5 on Monday.

    Advice: This was Schwartz's first goal of the Eastern Conference Final, although he did have two assists in the series going into Monday's contest. All-in-all, he has four markers and 14 points in 19 playoff contests. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
  • Chris Tierney nets goal for Sharks Monday
    Chris Tierney found the back of the net in a 6-3 win against St. Louis on Monday.

    Advice: Tierney has five goals and six points in 17 postseason games. During the regular season he recorded seven markers and 20 points in 79 contests. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
  • Marc-Edouard Vlasic has 10 points in 17 games
    Marc-Edouard Vlasic had a goal and an assist in a 6-3 win against St. Louis Monday night.

    Advice: Vlasic has a goal and 10 points in 17 postseason games. Going into this year he had just 14 points in 84 career playoff contests. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:11 am
  • Joel Ward nets two goals vs. Blues
    Joel Ward scored twice in San Jose's 6-3 win over St. Louis on Monday.

    Advice: Ward now has four goals and nine points in 17 playoff contests. In his postseason career he's up to 18 goals and 44 points in 70 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:09 am
  • Joe Thornton picks up three assists Monday
    Joe Thornton had three assists in San Jose's 6-3 victory over St. Louis Monday night.

    Advice: Thornton extended his point streak to three games. He has three goals and 17 points in 17 contests in the 2016 playoffs. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:08 am
  • J. Jagr not expected to play in World Cup
    Jaromir Jagr isn't expected to play in the 2016 World Cup.

    Advice: Jagr apparently feels he wouldn't have enough time to get ready for the tournament. The turned 44 years old in February, but he'll extend his NHL career for at least one more season. He had 27 goals and 66 points in 79 contests in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:49 am
  • Flames making progress in coaching search
    The Calgary Flames are continuing through the process of hiring a head coach, but it doesn't sound like a decision is imminent.

    Advice: "We’ve talked about a few guys. We’ll speak with a few more. It’s progressing," Flames GM Brad Treliving said. Former Wild coach Mike Yeo is presumably among the people that's been interviewed, based on an earlier report that the Flames asked Minnesota for permission to speak with him. Whoever the Flames hire will be replacing Bob Hartley, who had a 134-135-25 record in four seasons with Calgary. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:43 am
  • Dennis Seidenberg wants to stay with Boston
    Dennis Seidenberg plans to enter the 2016-17 campaign with the Boston Bruins.

    Advice: There are some rumors that Boston might have other plans, but Seidenberg has a full no-trade clause until December, so for now he has a lot of control over his fate. He was asked if he would waive his no-trade clause if asked, but he was noncommittal. "I haven’t thought about that . . . and right now I don’t want to think about it," he said. He had a goal and 12 points in 61 contests in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:34 am
  • Frank Vatrano has strong showing at Worlds
    Frank Vatrano had three goals and eight points in 10 games at the 2016 Worlds.

    Advice: The world championship offered Vatrano with a great opportunity to test himself further after an eventful season. He dominated in the AHL with 36 goals and 55 points in 36 AHL contests, but with the Boston Bruins he finished with eight goals and 11 points in 39 games. He'll be worth keeping an eye on during the Bruins' training camp. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:29 am
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  • Three points for Joe Pavelski; Sharks win 6-3
    Joe Pavelski scored two goals and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Blues 6-3 in St. Louis Monday night.

    Advice: The victory gave the Sharks a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Final. The Sharks can win the best-of-seven series and earn a berth to the Stanley Cup Final if they beat the Blues in Game 6 in San Jose Wednesday night. Pavelski, who now has 13 goals and nine assists in the playoffs, wasn't the only three-point producer for the Sharks Monday. Joe Thornton also had three points, all assists. He now has 14 assists in the postseason. Thornton and Pavelski both assisted on the game-opening goal by defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic at 3:51 of the opening period. Vlasic's goal was his first of the postseason. The Sharks tied the game at 2-2 on a goal by Joel Ward (third of the playoffs) at 4:37 of the second period. Vlasic assisted on the Ward goal, which came on a power play. Pavelski tied the game again at 3-3 on another San Jose power play goal at 18:33 of the second. It was all Sharks in the third period. They got goals from Pavelski, Chris Tierney and Ward again to make it a 6-3 final. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:21 pm
  • Blues confirm Scottie Upshall is sidelined
    Forward Scottie Upshall, as he said earlier Monday, isn't in the Blues' lineup for Game 5 of their Western Conference Final series against the San Jose Sharks.

    Advice: Upshall is out with an upper-body injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:07 pm
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  • Anton Stralman is getting more comfortable
    Anton Stralman still feels like he's working his way back from a broken left leg.

    Advice: "I think every game gets a little easier out there and a little more comfortable timing-wise and everything else," he said. "But I don't think I'm where I want to be yet. It's going to take a little time." Stralman has played in four straight games since returning to action. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:30 pm
  • Steven Stamkos doesn't expect to play Tuesday
    Steven Stamkos (blood clot) doesn't think he'll be ready for Game 6 on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He said Sunday that he didn't believe there would be updates in the next few days, so he is unlikely to be available. Stamkos participated in Sunday's skate, but he didn't play in Game 5 versus Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:16 pm
  • Bishop remains hopeful for return during ECF
    Ben Bishop (lower body) remains hopeful that he can play during the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: He worked on the ice during Sunday's optional skate before Game 5. "When Ben is ready to come back, he'll probably push himself back before he's able to," coach Jon Cooper said. "And that's just the way he is." Bishop sustained a lower-left leg injury in Game 1 against the Penguins and Andrei Vasilevskiy has played well during his absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:10 pm
  • Corey Perry joins the 'Triple Gold Club'
    Corey Perry joined the "Triple Gold Club" over the weekend.

    Advice: He captained Canada to a gold medal at the 2016 World Championship, while contributing four goals and nine points in 10 games. The club, which now has 27 members, have won a World Championship title, an Olympic gold medal and a Stanley Cup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 am
  • Scottie Upshall says he isn't playing Monday
    Scottie Upshall (upper body) said he isn't playing on Monday night.

    Advice: He has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury, but there was word that he was healthy enough to play. Upshall was on the ice for the morning skate and he participated in Game 4's pregame warmup. The fact that he isn't playing could mean that David Backes or Robby Fabbri is good to go. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 am
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  • Datsyuk's future should become clear in June
    We should know more about Pavel Datsyuk's status between June 6-16, according to his agent.

    Advice: Datsyuk will reportedly meet with Detroit GM Ken Holland early to mid-June. "He would like to leave, but at the same time, he wants to make sure the Wings have options," said Datsyuk's agent, Dan Milstein. "He wants to help the team any way he can with the salary cap issue." The only thing that can solve that is if he gets traded to another club willing to absorb his $7.5 million cap hit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:38 am
  • Matt Murray ready to go if called upon for G5
    Coach Mike Sullivan said that Matt Murray handled the news well when the young netminder was told he wouldn't start in Game 5 against Tampa Bay.

    Advice: "Matt's great. He's a very composed kid. He's played extremely well for this team, as has Marc .." Sullivan said. "But Matt's terrific. He gets it. He's a mature kid. And if and when he's called upon to go back in the net, he'll go back in the net. That's what he does." Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday in his first start since Mar. 31. It wouldn't be surprising if the Penguins gave Murray the nod on Tuesday, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:27 am
  • Vasilevskiy helps Bolts take 3-2 series lead
    Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 31 of 34 shots in Sunday's 4-3 OT win over the Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: The Lightning got off to a rocky start after the Pens jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period. The Bolts managed to tie the game at two, but the Pens jumped back in front when Chris Kunitz scored the go-ahead goal with 50 seconds remaining in the second. With time running out in regulation, Nikita Kucherov tied the game to force overtime. Tyler Johnson scored the game-winning goal just 53 seconds into the extra period. Vasilevskiy now has a 3-2 record with a 2.65 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this postseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:33 pm
  • Datsyuk hasn't made a decision about future
    Pavel Datsyuk says he hasn't made a decision on his future with the Detroit Red Wings.

    Advice: After the Red Wings were eliminated in the playoffs, reports surfaced about Datsyuk retiring from the NHL to join a team in the KHL so that he could be closer to family. Datsyuk clearly has some game left, as he had three assists in Sunday's Bronze Medal Game against the United States. The 37-year-old had 16 goals and 49 points in 66 games this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:01 pm
  • Conor Sheary scratched in Game 5 of ECF
    Conor Sheary will be a healthy scratch in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: With Beau Bennett coming back from an undisclosed injury, the Penguins will remove Sheary from the lineup. The 23-year-old had two goals and six points in 15 games this postseason. Derrick Pouliot, Jeff Zatkoff and Oskar Sundqvist will also watch from the press box. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:15 pm
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy will start Game 5 of ECF
    Andrei Vasilevskiy will get the start in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.

    Advice: The 21-year-old will be making his fourth consecutive start. Vasilevskiy enters the game with a 2-2 record, a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this postseason. He'll keep getting the starts until Ben Bishop is able to return from his lower-body injury. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:27 pm
  • Ben Bishop probably won't play in Game 5
    It doesn't look like Ben Bishop will be in goal for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.

    Advice: Bishop jumped on the ice during the morning skate, but he didn't take any shots from his teammates. Bishop is still considered day-to-day at this point, but don't expect him to play tonight. Expect Andrei Vasilevskiy to be between the pipes once the game gets going. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:41 am
  • Steven Stamkos won't play in Game 5 of ECF
    Steven Stamkos won't play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.

    Advice: There hasn't been a change in status for Stamkos (blood clot). The Lightning sniper has yet to play in a game this postseason. Last week, Stamkos said he felt ready to play physically, but he admitted "it's just not safe" for him to suit up. He continues to be day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:37 am
  • Frank Vatrano scores twice in loss to Russia
    Frank Vatrano scored a pair of goals in Team USA's 7-2 loss to Russia in the Bronze Medal Game at the World Hockey Championship.

    Advice: Vatrano was the only American to beat Russia's Sergei Bobrovsky on Sunday morning. The Bruins forward cut Russia's lead to 4-1 and 5-2, but that's as close as USA would come to tying the game. The young American squad will have to settle for fourth place in 2016. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:51 am
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  • Russia wins bronze medal at worlds
    Pavel Datsyuk had three assists in Russia's 7-2 win over Team USA in the Bronze Medal Game at the World Hockey Championship.

    Advice: Datsyuk and his national team were dominant on Sunday. The 37-year-old picked up the primary assists on goals by Sergei Mozyakin (2-0), Ivan Telegin (3-0) and Mozyakin again (6-2). The Russians managed to save face by winning the bronze medal on home ice after being knocked out of gold medal contention by Finland in the semi-final. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:47 am
  • TB figured out what they were doing wrong
    The Tampa Bay Lightning were able to correct a number of issues against the Penguins in Game 4, according to Anton Stralman.

    Advice: "The big change from last game to this game is we realized what we were doing wrong," Stralman said after Game 4. "The effort level, the battles, puck management … it was a long freaking list of what was wrong. When we play to our potential, we're tough to beat. Just like we have before, we turned the page. Now we have to turn it again and move on from Game 4." The Bolts were dominant in the first 40 minutes of Game 4, but their play dipped in the final frame. Game 5 goes Sunday night in Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:40 am
  • Brouwer: 'Guys really brought their game'
    Troy Brouwer was impressed by the way his team played in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Sharks.

    Advice: The Blues entered the game trailing 2-1 in the series, but they were outplayed in each of the first three games. They bounced-bcak in Game 4, as they came away with a dominant 6-3 win. "I thought we went back to our roots, what made us successful in the regular season and in playoffs," Brouwer said. "We were able to create chances from below the goal line rather than off the rush. Collectively and individually, guys really brought a great game tonight." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:29 am
  • Chris Tierney scores in Sharks' loss to Blues
    Chris Tierney netted a goal for the Sharks, who fell 6-3 to the Blues on Saturday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

    Advice: This game was out of hand midway through the second period. Tierney scored the goal that cut the Sharks’ deficit to 5-2. He has three goals and four points in 16 playoff games this season. Melker Karlsson and Joe Pavelski got the other goals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:30 pm
  • Troy Brouwer scores two PPG in big win
    Troy Brouwer notched two goals in the Blues’ 6-3 win against the Sharks in Game 4 of the West Final on Saturday night.

    Advice: Brouwer scored two power play goals — once in the first period and another in the third, the second one giving the Blues a 5-1 lead. Despite going three games without a point, Brouwer has been impressive in the playoffs, with seven goals and 12 points in 18 games. Kyle Brodziak (two goals), Alex Pietrangelo and Jori Lehtera got the other goals. The effort has tied up the series at two apiece. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:19 pm
  • Joe Pavelski gets goal, but Sharks lose 6-3
    Joe Pavelski scored in the Sharks’ 6-3 loss to the Blues on Saturday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

    Advice: Pavelski got the Sharks’ scoring started in the third via a pretty feed from Joe Thornton. It cut the deficit to 4-1 at the time. Pavelski has recorded at least one point in five consecutive games. He has 10 goals and 18 points in 16 playoff games this season. Chris Tierney and Melker Karlsson got the other goals. The series is tied 2-2. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:17 pm
  • Scottie Upshall (UBI) won't play on Saturday
    Scottie Upshall (upper body) isn't expected to be available for Game 4 on Saturday.

    Advice: Upshall was previously reported as being healthy enough to return, but apparently that's not the case. He has a goal and three points in 16 playoff contests. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:04 pm
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  • Upshall available for Game 4
    Scottie Upshall will be available to play in Game 4 Saturday night against San Jose.

    Advice: Uphsall was dealing with an upper-body injury but has been deemed healthy enough to return. Whether he plays Saturday night is a different story. The only line Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock was happy with in Thursday night's 3-0 loss was the fourth line, the unit Upshall usually plays on. So there is a real chance Upshall will be a healthy scratch. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:10 am
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  • Bishop getting better but has a ways to go
    Ben Bishop is getting better but still has a ways to go before returning to action.

    Advice: In Friday's practice Bishop worked on a number of side-to-side and up-and-down drills and faced a number of shots. However, he did not move very quickly or with conviction. Bishop is still working on his range of motion and will need some more time before he is game ready. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:16 am
  • Sharks penalty kill working wonders
    The San Jose Sharks have been getting very good penalty killing in their first three games against St. Louis.

    Advice: The Blues had the third best power play after the first two rounds of the playoffs, scoring at a 27.5 percent rate but the Sharks have held them to only one goal in nine attempts in the Conference Final. "We're playing really aggressive," center Chris Tierney said. "We're coming out hard on them and taking away their time and space. They've got a lot of skilled guys, if you give them time to set up and make plays they're going to hurt you." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:41 am
  • Goaltending controversy brewing in Pittsburgh
    There is a goaltending controversy brewing in Pittsburgh as to who should start Game 5 of the Conference Final.

    Advice: Matt Murray has been the Penguins starter through most of the playoffs and has started the last 14 post-season games. Fleury had not played in 50 days before he started the third period Friday in relief of Murray. Fleury has plenty of playoff experience and could be the netminder to go to Sunday for Game 5. Whichever way coach Mike Sullivan goes, he will certainly be second guessed if the Penguins fall to the Lightning. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:19 am
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy helps TB even up ECF 2-2
    Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 of 38 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: The Lightning were in full control of the game through two periods, as they entered the third with a 4-0 lead. The Penguins seemed to find their game in the last 20 minutes and cut the lead to 4-3. Despite their lackluster play in the third, the Bolts managed to hold on for the win. Vasilevskiy has a 2-2 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this postseason. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:25 pm
  • Matt Murray takes the loss in Game 4 of ECF
    Matt Murray allowed four goals on 30 shots in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: Murray was given the hook after 40 minutes. The Pens turned to Marc-Andre Fleury in the third period and the move seemed to give Pittsburgh a spark. The Penguins scored three unanswered goals in the final frame, but their comeback fell just short. Murray has a 9-4 record with a 2.33 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this postseason. It'll be interesting to see if the Penguins go back to Murray in Game 5 or if they'll opt to start Fleury instead. The series is now tied 2-2. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:18 pm
  • Matt Murray pulled in Game 4 of ECF
    Matt Murray was given the hook in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Lightning.

    Advice: It's hard to blame Murray for the hole the Penguins are in tonight, but his numbers certainly aren't pretty. The 21-year-old allowed four goals on 30 shots through 40 minutes. Marc-Andre Fleury came out for the start of the third period. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Matt Murray starts Game 4 vs. Lightning
    Matt Murray will get the start in Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: The 21-year-old helped Pittsburgh take Games 2 and 3 from the Bolts. He has a 9-3 record with a 2.13 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage during the 2016 playoffs. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:57 pm
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy starts Game 4
    Andrei Vasilevskiy will get the start in Game 4 against the Penguins.

    Advice: Starter Ben Bishop still isn't ready to return from his lower-body injury. Vasilevskiy has a 1-2 record with a 2.45 goals-against-average and a .935 save percentage this postseason. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:55 pm
  • Who will St. Louis start in Game 4?
    It's not clear if the Blues will start Brian Elliott for Game 4 on Saturday.

    Advice: St. Louis has been shutout of back-to-back games, so the primary problem hasn't been its goaltending. That being said, Elliott was yanked from Game 3 after allowing three goals on 14 shots. St. Louis is still likely to start Elliott, but the Blues haven't made an announcement yet and with a strong alternative like Jake Allen available, you never know. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:23 pm
  • Agent:Datsyuk hasn't signed with KHL team yet
    Pavel Datsyuk's agent denied a report that his client has accepted a deal with a Russian club.

    Advice: The report, which originates from Sovsport.ru, states that Datsyuk has agreed to a two-year contract with St. Petersburgh SKA that will be signed after the 2016 Worlds. "I know for a fact that Pavel has not discussed a contract while playing for the national team in Russia," agent Dan Milstein said. "I spoke with him to confirm this again. For a fact we don't have a contract with anybody (Russian team) right now." Datsyuk still has a year remaining on his contract with Detroit, but he's likely to either retire or sign with a KHL squad. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:13 pm
  • Steven Stamkos feels good, but can't play
    Steven Stamkos (blood clot) feels like he's physically ready to play, but knows that he can't.

    Advice: "It's a little different when it's pain that you're playing through," Stamkos said. "I have no pain. It's more frustrating because it's just not safe. I think there's a big difference between playing through pain and playing through your life at risk, so it's easier to comprehend it. I've played through a lot of pain and lots of hockey players play with a lot of pain. I don't feel any pain. That's the toughest part, I think, is physically feeling ready and just internally not being ready. I can't feel or see that." Stamkos is still on blood thinners and that's why his doctors have been telling him he can't play. He might not need much time to get ready when he's taken off the medication, but there's no set timetable for when he'll be ready to come off the blood thinners. It's possible he won't be able to play in the postseason at all. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:02 pm
  • Ben Bishop (LBI) is making progress
    Ben Bishop (lower body) was on the ice for Friday's morning skate.

    Advice: Bishop also took part in Thursday's practice. "It's getting better," Bishop said. "It's better than it was [Thursday] and I know we're making progress here." He regards himself as day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:26 am
  • Thornton leads Sharks forward with his magic
    Joe Thornton led the Sharks to a 3-0 Game 3 win over the Blues with some of his magic.

    Advice: Check out the link below as Thornton puts his passing prowess on full display. Tape to tape in midair at a sharp angle, simply magical. Thornton picked up a pair of helpers in the win, giving him 10 assists and 13 points this postseason. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:00 pm
  • Pavelski picks up pair of helpers in Game 3
    Joe Pavelski picked up a pair of helpers during Thursday's 3-0 Game 3 win over the Blues.

    Advice: Pavelski extends his point streak to four games, which totals four assists and five points over that span. All in all this postseason, Pavelski now has eight helpers and 17 points. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • Elliott yanked in 3rd as Sharks take lead
    Brian Elliott was yanked and replaced by Jake Allen in the third period during Thursday's 3-0 Game 3 loss to the Sharks.

    Advice: Elliott saw just 14 total shots through his 46:09 of work but he stopped only 11 of them, and it's fair to say that he'll want each of them back. After stonewalling Chicago and Dallas, Elliott stopped just 31 of his last 37 shots as the Blues now trail in the series 2-1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:45 pm
  • Brian Elliott expected to start Game 3
    Brian Elliott is expected to get the call in goal again Thursday night for the Blues in Game 3.

    Advice: Eliott is 9-7-2 in the playoffs with a 2.26 goals against average and .929 save percentage. The Blues are looking to pull ahead in the Western Conference Final, as the series is tied 1-1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:56 pm
  • Ben Bishop probably won't play in Game 4
    Ben Bishop (lower body) is doubtful for Game 4 on Friday.

    Advice: Bishop did participate in Thursday's practice though and he hopes to return before the end of the Eastern Conference Final. He has a 1.86 GAA and .939 save percentage in 11 playoff starts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:41 pm
  • Steven Stamkos still in a 'holding pattern'
    Steven Stamkos (blood clot) said he remains in a "holding pattern" and that there's no guarantee he'll play at all in the 2016 postseason.

    Advice: When it comes to returning for Game 4 specifically, Stamkos put his chances of playing at 5%. In other words, anything is possible, but it would be a shocking turn if he was ready for Friday's game. On the bright side, he did practice on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:10 pm
  • Joe Thornton is available Thursday
    Joe Thornton is good to play after taking a slash to his hand on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Sharks were initially a little vague about Thornton's availability for Thursday's contest, but he's been given the green light to play now. He has three goals and 11 points in 14 playoff contests. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:44 am
  • Steven Stamkos practices Thursday
    Steven Stamkos (blood clots) is taking part in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Stamkos didn't skate on Tuesday or Wednesday. It's still not known if he'll be able to return before the end of the Eastern Conference Final. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:58 am
  • Pavel Datsyuk shines in 2016 Worlds
    Pavel Datsyuk has a goal and seven assists in seven games during the 2016 Worlds.

    Advice: That's in contrast to the 2016 NHL playoffs where Datsyuk was kept off the scoresheet for five straight games. Datsyuk will turn 38 years old on July 20 and while he does have one season left on his contract with Detroit, it sounds like the forward is leaning towards playing in the KHL next season. Whatever he decides, he'll inform Detroit after the World Championship is over. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:54 am
  • G Andrei Vasilevskiy stops 44 shots but loses
    Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, filling in for first-stringer Ben Bishop (lower-body injury), was impressive during the Lightning's 4-2 loss to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night.

    Advice: Vasilevskiy made 44 saves against the Pens, who took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Final. Vasilevskiy is 1-2 in the playoffs but he's played better than his record. He stopped 38 shots against Pittsburgh in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Pens on Monday. His goals-against average is now 2.45 in the postseason. His save percentage is .935. If Bishop is ready to play in Game 4 in Tampa on Friday, he will and Vasilevskiy will return to the bench, despite his first-rate play. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • G Matt Murray solid in helping Pens prevail
    Rookie goalie Matt Murray earned another win Wednesday night, making 26 saves in helping the Pittsburgh Penguins double up 4-2 on the Lightning in Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Murray's postseason record is now 9-3. He's sporting a 2.13 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage. In the Eastern Conference Final, which the Pens' now lead 2-1, Murray has surrendered seven goals on 69 Lightning shots. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:34 pm
  • Matt Murray probable for Game 3 of ECF
    Matt Murray is projected to get the nod for the Penguins in Game 3 versus Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Murray managed to battle through a rough start to Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning. He appears to have earned a longer leash than most give him credit for, but he will have to be better. Murray has allowed five goals on 41 shots so far in the series. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:25 pm
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy to start Game 3
    Andrei Vasilevskiy will indeed get the nod for the Lightning again in Game 3 against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Ben Bishop is getting closer to being available to return from a lower-body injury, but he won't be back on Wednesday night. Vasilevskiy made 38 saves on 41 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins on Monday. He has a 1.74 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage in three appearances this playoffs, but Game 2 was his first start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:48 am
  • Sullivan hasn't lost faith in Conor Sheary
    Coach Mike Sullivan hasn't given up on Conor Sheary.

    Advice: "I thought it was a bit of a struggle for Conor last game, for whatever reason," Sullivan said. "Players go through that at times. We don't think less of Conor because of that. He's a big part of this team, we know it. He knows that we believe in him." Sheary did not play after the second intermission in Game 2 Monday night and it's unclear where he will play in Game 3 Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:34 am
  • Steven Stamkos will sit again in Game 3
    Steven Stamkos (blood clot) will not play in Game 3 versus Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Coach Jon Cooper said there hasn't been a change in his status, so he is still on blood thinners. It's unclear if Stamkos will be able to return this postseason, but it hasn't been completely ruled out yet either. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:17 am
  • Bishop out for G3, 'teetering' toward return
    Ben Bishop (lower body) skated in full equipment Wednesday before practice, but he won't play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: He is making progress and coach Jon Cooper is hopeful that Bishop will skate with the team on Thursday. Then he will be "teetering" on the chance to come back, possibly as soon as Game 4 on Friday night. It doesn't sound like Bishop is far away from being available to return. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:11 am
  • Brian Elliott allows three goals in Game 2 L
    Brian Elliott stopped 20 of 23 shots in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Sharks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final.

    Advice: Elliott came up huge in Sunday's Game 1 win, but he couldn't replicate his magic in Game 2. Two of San Jose's goals were scored on the power play, while one was scored into an empty net. The 31-year-old will enter Game 3 with a 9-7 record, a 2.26 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage during the 2016 playoffs. The series will now shift to San Jose on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:02 pm
  • Brian Elliott starts GM 2 of WCF vs. SJ
    Brian Elliott will be between the pipes for Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the Sharks.

    Advice: Elliott has been outstanding throughout the postseason, so it's not surprise that he's getting the start for the Blues. Elliott has a 4-0 record with a 1.29 goals-against-average and a .954 save percentage in his career against the Sharks in the postseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:17 pm
  • Coach feels Chris Tierney has stepped up
    Coach Peter Deboer likes using Chris Tierney as the third-line center.

    Advice: "I think he's been great," DeBoer said. "Throwing a lot of responsibility at him, a lot of challenges at him. You look at some of the teams we've played, some of the matchups he's had to deal with, he's risen to all of the occasions we've presented him." The trio of Tierney, Joel Ward and Melker Karlsson saw plenty of shifts against the Blues' combination of Jori Lehtera, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. St. Louis' top line posted seven shots on goal on Sunday, but Lehtera also had the game-winning goal. Still, Tierney went 6-for-10 in the faceoff circle and he has been doing solid work. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:18 pm
  • Pavel Datsyuk helps lead Russia over Sweden
    Pavel Datsyuk picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win for Russia against Sweden in the last game of the preliminary round of the World Championship.

    Advice: The goal was his first of the tournament, but he has also added seven assists in seven games. Datsyuk is expected to talk with Detroit after the World Championship about his future. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:25 pm
  • Vasilevskiy probable for Game 3 Wednesday
    Andrei Vasilevskiy will likely get the call again for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: Ben Bishop probably needs to be part of a team practice/skate before he gets back in the lineup. The Lightning will host Pittsburgh in Game 3 on Wednesday night. Bishop is day-to-day and Vasilevskiy has been superb in his absence, so Tampa Bay probably won't rush him back anyway. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:12 pm
  • Cooper 'optimistic' Bishop will return in ECF
    Coach Jon Cooper is "optimistic" that Ben Bishop (lower body) will play at some point in the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: In the meantime, Andrei Vasilevskiy will tend to the Lightning's goal and he has done well while filling for Bishop. Bishop is considered to be day-to-day after he left the ice on a stretcher in Game 1 versus Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:04 am
  • Joe Thornton still feels like he plays center
    Joe Thornton mostly serves as a winger on the Sharks' top line, but he still thinks of himself as a center.

    Advice: "Well, to be honest with you, I think we have three centers," Thornton said of his line. "I don't think any of us are wingers. I think Tomas is a center, [Pavelski] is a center, I'm a center. Whoever takes the faceoff is the center at that particular moment. We all call ourselves centermen. Call me center, please." Pavelski has taken the most faceoffs on San Jose during the playoffs at 184 (50.5 winning percentage) and Thornton is second at 147 along with a 51.7 winning percentage. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:35 am
  • Conor Sheary gets benched in Game 2
    Conor Sheary didn't see a shift after the second period on Monday night.

    Advice: He started the game on a line with Sidney Crosby, where he has played for most of the playoffs, but he ended up getting benched. Sheary has five points in 13 playoff games, but he hasn't reached the scoresheet in his last five outings. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:58 am
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy gave the Bolts a chance
    Andrei Vasilevskiy gave the Lightning a chance to win Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: The Penguins carried the play for most of the game, but Vasilevskiy was brilliant in the contest. He stopped 38 shots in Tampa Bay's 3-2 overtime defeat, including all 16 shots he faced in the third period. "He's the reason we even got to overtime," coach Jon Cooper said. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:34 am
  • Anton Stralman scores in return to lineup
    As expected, Anton Stralman was back in the lineup on Monday night.

    Advice: He played in Game 2 against Pittsburgh in his first appearance since fracturing his leg on March 25. Stralman logged 18:39 of ice time and he scored a goal on his only shot of the contest. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:14 am
  • G Andrei Vasilevskiy stops 38; Lightning lose
    Andrei Vasilevskiy made 38 saves in Tampa Bay's 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins in the Eastern Conference final in Pittsburgh Monday night.

    Advice: Ben Bishop left Game 1 of the series, a 3-1 win for Tampa Bay, with a lower-body injury. He remains day-to-day, but Vasilevskiy has done well in both games. He stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced in Game 1. Vasilevskiy is 1-1 in the postseason, with a goals-against average of 1.74 and a save percentage of .947. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:37 pm
  • G Matt Murray saves only 19 but grabs OT win
    Penguins goalie Matt Murray wasn't especially busy Monday night, needing to make only 19 saves in regulation and overtime en route to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: With the win, the Pens have tied the Eastern Conference final at 1-1. Murray allowed two goals late in the first period but was flawless in the rest of the game. The 21-year-old rookie improved his goals-against average in the postseason to 2.14. His save percentage is .928. His playoff record is 8-3. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Perry helps Canada post 4-0 win over France
    Corey Perry notched a goal and an assist in Canada's 4-0 win over France at the 2016 World Championship.

    Advice: Canada and Finland will meet on Tuesday in preliminary round action to decide who gets first place in Group B. Perry has recorded four goals and eight points in six games at the tournament so far. Calvin Pickard made 13 stops for the shutout. Rotoworld.com May 16, 1:38 pm
  • Stamkos won't rush back from blood clot
    Steven Stamkos (blood clot) is staying patient, but he is still in a holding pattern.

    Advice: "No rush at all," Stamkos said. "We've done our due diligence. It's been a process. Safety first, health first. It hasn't changed. I know as an athlete, you're willing to do whatever it takes. Trust me, I've tried. But that's the toughest part, for sure, to try to walk that line." He is six weeks in to his 1-3 month expected recovery time and he is still on blood thinners. Stamkos can resume playing about 8-10 hours after getting off his medication, but it's uncertain if that will come during Tampa Bay's series versus Pittsburgh. There's also a chance that he could miss the postseason entirely. Rotoworld.com May 16, 1:21 pm
  • Joe Thornton not worried about beard tug
    Joe Thornton had his beard pulled by David Backes in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

    Advice: "It's all good for me," Thornton said. "Just gets you more in the game. I think it gets you more involved in the game. That's fine by me." He has produced six of his 11 points this postseason on the power play, but the Sharks went 0-for-3 in Game 1 versus St. Louis. Rotoworld.com May 16, 11:11 am
  • Anton Stralman looks probable for Game 2
    Anton Stralman (leg) is looking probable to play Monday night in Game 2 versus Pittsburgh.

    Advice: He was on the ice for the morning skate and he didn't stay on late. The Lightning said Stralman wouldn't be speaking to the media prior to Monday's contest. The pregame warm-ups should tell us more, but don't be surprised if Stralman is back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com May 16, 9:12 am
  • Steven Stamkos not ready to play Monday
    Steven Stamkos (blood clot) won't be in the lineup in Game 2 versus Pittsburgh on Monday night.

    Advice: He left the door open that a return could be possible when he spoke to the media originally, but admitted shortly afterward that he wouldn't be in the lineup. Stamkos hasn't changed his blood thinner regimen and it is still unclear if he will be able to play in the postseason. Rotoworld.com May 16, 9:05 am
  • Ben Bishop (LBI) not at morning skate
    Ben Bishop (lower body) isn't on the ice for Monday's morning skate.

    Advice: It's unlikely that he will be available to play in Game 2 against Pittsburgh as a result. Look for Andre Vasilevskiy to start and Kristers Gudlevskis to serve as the backup. The Lightning received good news over the weekend on Bishop's status and he could be available to return at some point in the series, but it won't do him any good to be rushed back into the lineup. Rotoworld.com May 16, 8:46 am
  • Anton Stralman getting close to return
    Anton Stralman (leg) could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: "Stralman is looking good," coach Jon Cooper said after Sunday's practice. "He's getting closer. ... Stralman is definitely day to day now, and that's great news because he is an extremely important player on our team. ... It's kind of going to be up to 'Strals' here now, how he's feeling." He doesn't appear to have any lingering issues after he fractured his left leg on Mar. 25. Rotoworld.com May 16, 7:11 am
  • Sheary hasn't scored a goal since Round 1
    Conor Sheary hasn't scored a goal in the last seven games.

    Advice: He had two goals in five outings in Round 1 versus the Rangers, but he hasn't found the back of the net since then. He also hasn't earned a point in his past three matches, which is his longest scoring skid of the playoffs. Sheary has five points in 12 postseason games, while seeing the vast majority of his even-strength ice time alongside Sidney Crosby. Rotoworld.com May 16, 6:53 am
  • Pavelski had plenty of chances in G1 of WCF
    Joe Pavelski amassed a game-high seven shots on goal in Sunday's 2-1 loss to St. Louis, but he wasn't able to beat Blues goalie Brian Elliott.

    Advice: "He's been good all playoffs," Pavelski said of Elliott. "You have to give it to him, I guess. But if we can keep getting looks like we had tonight, hopefully we can break through." The Sharks captain earned an assist on the team's lone goal of the game, which was scored by Tomas Hertl. Pavelski is tied for the league lead with nine goals in the postseason and he has 14 points in 13 matches. Rotoworld.com May 16, 5:39 am
  • Jaden Schwartz adds another assist Sunday
    Jaden Schwartz picked up his ninth assist of the postseason in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

    Advice: The Blues posted a 2-1 win against San Jose on Sunday night. Schwartz has failed to register a point in just four of his 15 appearances during this playoff run. He has 12 points over that span. Rotoworld.com May 16, 5:20 am
  • Brian Elliott solid in Game 1 win over SJ
    Brian Elliott stopped 31 of 32 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

    Advice: The Sharks hit a few posts in this one, but Elliott also stood tall between the pipes for the Blues. The 31-year-old has a 9-6 record with a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this postseason. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series goes Tuesday night in St. Louis. The win improves the Blues' home playoff record to 4-4. Rotoworld.com May 15, 8:34 pm
  • Brian Elliott will start Game 1 of WCF
    Brian Elliott will get the start in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against San Jose.

    Advice: Elliott is coming off his second consecutive Game 7 victory. He enters the third round with an 8-6 record, a 2.29 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage this postseason. Rotoworld.com May 15, 3:08 pm
  • Ben Bishop thought his leg was broken
    Ben Bishop told reporters that he thought his leg was broken after his awkward fall in Game 1.

    Advice: Bishop was injured after an awkward fall onto his own leg. Luckily for him and his team, the leg isn't actually broken. He is still considered day-to-day and although his status for Game 2 is in doubt, he hasn't been ruled out for sure. "It was just a scary experience," Bishop said. "I felt something I've never felt before, pain everywhere. Your mind starts racing, you start thinking the worst. I'm thinking my leg is broken, mind starts spinning. I was really scared. Definitely one of the scarier things to happen to me." Rotoworld.com May 15, 1:25 pm
  • Anton Stralman getting closer to returning
    Anton Stralman's status has improved from "out indefinitely" to "day-to-day".

    Advice: It might not seem like much, but that's big news for Stralman and the Lightning. The Bolts have won two rounds without Stralman, but getting their number two defenseman back would improve their chances of getting by the Penguins in Round 3. It might be a longvshot, but Stralman could be available for Game 2 on Monday. Rotoworld.com May 15, 11:04 am
  • Steven Stamkos centers 4th line in practice
    Steven Stamkos skated on the fourth line during Sunday afternoon's practice.

    Advice: Stamkos was wearing a regular jersey, which allowed him to take contact from his teammates. Stamkos centered the fourth line with Vladislav Namestnikov and J.T. Brown. He didn't practice on the power play, but he was taking part in the penalty killing drills. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said there hasn't been a change in Stamkos' status. Rotoworld.com May 15, 10:48 am
  • Matt Murray will start Game 2 for Pens
    Matt Murray will get the start in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: On Saturday, coach Mike Sullivan didn't commit to a starter, but a day later, he announced that Murray would get another opportunity to lead the Pens to victory. The 21-year-old has a 7-3 record with a 2.15 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage this postseason. Those numbers are solid, but he has allowed three goals in three consecutive games. Rotoworld.com May 15, 10:28 am
  • STL has been better on road during playoffs
    The St. Louis Blues have been better on the road than they have been at home during the 2016 playoffs.

    Advice: The Blues have a 3-4 record at home, but they've managed to go 5-2 on the road this spring. They've also scored 20 goals at the Scotttrade Center and 25 goals in enemy territory. "At home, not that we get away from that, but we try to make a couple more plays," forward Troy Brouwer said. "You’re always going to be a little bit more comfortable in your building trying to make plays, trying to create a little bit more. That’s something that we have to recognize a little bit better when we’re at home when those plays are there to be made and when they’re not." The Blues' opponent in the third round, the San Jose Sharks, performed much better on the road than they did at home during the regular season in '15-16. Rotoworld.com May 15, 7:32 am
  • Brian Elliott has been solid in Game 7s
    Brian Elliott has delivered a pair of strong performances in Game 7 against Chicago and Dallas.

    Advice: Elliott has stopped 62 of 65 shots in those two games and he continues to be a big reason why the Blues are in the third round. "His Game 7s have been obviously remarkable," Armstrong said. "He’s showing the mental toughness now that’s needed to get to the third round." Elliott and the Blues are four wins away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final. Rotoworld.com May 15, 7:27 am
  • Marc-Edouard Vlasic leads in plus/minus
    Marc-Edouard Vlasic has a plus-seven rating in the playoffs thus far.

    Advice: Vlasic is tops among all Western Conference players in the category and has been a force offensively with eight points in 12 games. The talented blueliner is solid defensively and can contribute on the offensive side of the game so he is a valued member of the San Jose defensive corps. He makes a good 3-4 defenseman in deeper regular season pools. Rotoworld.com May 15, 6:03 am
  • Joel Ward takes a maintenance day
    Joel Ward got a maintenance day, so he didn't practice Saturday.

    Advice: However, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said Ward would play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday. Rotoworld.com May 14, 3:21 pm
  • Vatrano starring for U.S. in Worlds
    Frank Vatrano has been one of the Americans' better players at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

    Advice: The 22-year-old winger has registered four points in five games and seems to be fitting in with his more experienced U.S. teammates. Keep an eye on Vatrano in training camp to see if he will play a prominent role with the Bruins next season. Rotoworld.com May 14, 5:57 am
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  • Sharks yet to lose when Pavelski gets a point
    The San Jose Sharks are a perfect 8-0 in the playoffs when Joe Pavelski gets a point.

    Advice: By contrast, the Sharks are 0-4 when Pavelski is held scoreless. The Sharks top point getter in the regular season, has nine goals and 13 points this playoff after a monster 38 goal and 77 point season. He should be drafted very high in most pools next season. Rotoworld.com May 14, 5:01 am
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