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It looks like the Tampa Bay Lightning will go into game two of their series against Montreal with the same lineup they used in game one.

That would mean that Nikita Nesterov, Mark Barberio and Jonathan Drouin will continue to sit for the Lightning. Tampa Bay is in a good spot right now as they defeated Montreal at the Bell Centre in game one, and they will look to take a commanding 2-0 lead on Sunday.
May 3 - 4:48 PM

Brian Flynn and Manny Malhotra are expected to be healthy scratches in Sunday's game two match-up against Tampa Bay.

Malhotra hasn't played for Montreal in the postseason yet, while Flynn has dressed and contributed. Unfortunately for Flynn, the Canadiens have a lot of healthy bodies right now and unless Michel Therrien gets the urge to change his lineup, Flynn will remain a healthy scratch.
May 3 - 4:44 PM

Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will be healthy scratches in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Neither player has been inserted into a playoff game in 2015. The Canadiens played well in game one, but they only managed to beat Ben Bishop once. It's a must-win for Montreal as they can't afford to lose both games on home ice. They will go with Subban, Markov, Petry, Gilbert, Pateryn and Emelin on defense.
May 3 - 4:38 PM

Michael Ferland took part in Calgary's morning skate on Sunday.

Ferland has been dealing with an upper body injury, but it looks like he will be able to suit up for game two. He was on a line with Matt Stajan and David Jones during line rushes.
May 3 - 3:05 PM

Jiri Hudler (undisclosed) took part in Calgary's morning skate on Sunday.

Hudler skated on a line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau during the morning session. Flames fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as it looks like he will be able to play in game two after all.
May 3 - 3:03 PM

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said that Jonathan Drouin will play during their second round series against Montreal, but it won't be in game two.

"We have a pretty tight knit team in there, and Jo is a pretty big part of our team this year. But to tell him to sit out ... it’s tough for everybody (to hear)," said Cooper. "He’s an extreme talent and he’s getting better and better. This is a learning lesson for him, just as it was for (Nikita Kucherov) last year or any of (those) guys. But we put in the 20 players we feel give us the best chance to play, and probably moving forward here he’s probably going to be in that 20 all the time. Just right now, he’s on the sidelines."
May 3 - 2:57 PM

Jason LaBarbera will be Anaheim's backup goalie on Sunday night.

The Ducks backup goalie John Gibson will miss the game because of the flu. Frederik Andersen will get the start for Anaheim. The Ducks lead the series 1-0.
May 3 - 2:19 PM

John Gibson (flu) won't be dressed for Sunday's game against Calgary.

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau would have keep Gibson away from his teammates. Gibson is expected to travel with the team when they head to Calgary for games three and four. Jason LaBarbera will dress as Frederik Andersen's backup tonight.
May 3 - 2:17 PM

Frederik Andersen will get the start in Sunday's game two tilt against the Calgary Flames.

The 25-year-old is a perfect 5-0 in the postseason and he has a 1.97 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage. The Ducks made quick work of Winnipeg in the first round, and if Calgary can't make the necessary adjustments, it might be another quick series for Anaheim.
May 3 - 2:15 PM

Chris Wagner has fully recovered from the upper body injury he was dealing with.

Bruce Boudreau confirmed the news after Sunday's morning skate. Even though he's healthy, it's unclear when Wagner will be re-inserted into the Ducks' lineup.
May 3 - 2:03 PM

Taylor Hall scored a hat trick in Team Canada's 10-0 win over Germany at the World Hockey Championships on Sunday.

Canada dominated this game from beginning to end. After a difficult year in Edmonton, it's nice to see Hall healthy and playing well again. Cody Eakin (twice), Aaron Ekblad, Claude Giroux, Tyler Ennis, Sidney Crosby and Matt Duchene also found the back of the net for Canada.
May 3 - 1:13 PM

Ben Bishop will get the start in Sunday's game against Montreal.

Bishop's body of work in game one was very good. He did have some nervous moments early on, but he was able to calm things down and make some big saves when his team needed them most. We should continue to see a terrific goaltending duel between Bishop and Carey Price in this series. The Lightning lead the best-of-seven series 1-0.
May 3 - 1:02 PM

Devan Dubnyk will get the start in game two of Minnesota's best-of-seven series against Chicago.

Dubnyk was surprisingly average in game one, but it would be foolish for anyone to write him off. Dubnyk has been extremely good since joining the Wild and he will look to bounce-back and get his team back in the series on Sunday.
May 3 - 12:52 PM

Carey Price will be between the pipes for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

This news won't surprise anyone, as Price has been incredible all year and that didn't change in game one against Tampa. This will be a must-win game for Montreal, as they already dropped game one on home ice. They will need another big performance from their goaltender if they hope to get by the Lightning on Sunday.
May 3 - 12:03 PM

Corey Crawford will get the start in Sunday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

The Blackhawks lead the series 1-0, but they will be looking for more from their goaltender. Crawford played well in the first and third periods, but he was shelled for three goals in the second period in game one. The 30-year-old has a 2-1 record with a 3.81 goals-against-average and a .871 save percentage in the 2015 playoffs.
May 3 - 11:57 AM



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