Cooke and Schroeder held out of lineup Monday
Matt Cooke | MIN
(April 20, 2015 5:13 PM EDT)
Forwards Matt Cooke and Jordan Schroeder will be removed from the lineup for Game 3 Monday night versus the Blues.
Head Coach Mike Yeo will go with the same lineup that led the Wild to a 4-1 win in Game 1, which means Justin Fontaine and Sean Bergenheim will play Monday night instead of Cooke and Schroeder. Fontaine missed Game 2 because he was dealing with an illness but is OK to dress for Game 3. Cooke is a veteran gritty forward who has participated in 104 playoff games. Schroeder’s only playoff experience was Game 2 against the Blues Saturday night, where he was a minus one in just 8:50 minutes of playing time.
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Jake Allen starting Game 3 Monday night
Jake Allen | STL
(April 20, 2015 5:12 PM EDT)
Jake Allen will get the start in goal once again for Game 3 Monday night in Minnesota.
Allen impressed in Games 1 and 2 allowing just three total goals on 52 combined shots while splitting wins. He will continue to get the start Monday night as the Blues look to take a 2-1 series lead over the Minnesota Wild. Of note, in two appearances against the Wild earlier this season, he allowed just four goals on 50 shots which work out to be a 2.38 goals-against-average and .920 save percentage.
Marc-Andre Fleury between the pipes Monday
Marc-Andre Fleury | PIT
(April 20, 2015 5:09 PM EDT)
Marc-Andre Fleury will between the pipes Monday night for Game 3 against the Rangers.
No surprise here as Fleury has been a work horse for the Penguins all year. He was able to hold the Rangers to just two goals in Game 1 and three in Game 2, which works out to be a 2.52 goals-against-average and .922 save percentage. He had a rough time handling the Rangers during the regular season this year, posting a 1-2-1 record with a 4.21 GAA and .866 save percentage, but the playoffs are always a different story.
Kevin Shattenkirk has 4 helpers in two games
Kevin Shattenkirk | STL
(April 20, 2015 5:08 PM EDT)
Kevin Shattenkirk has picked up an assist on four of the Blues's six goals against the Minnesota Wild during the opening round of the playoffs.
That ties him with Chicago's Marian Hossa for the most in the postseason, but Hossa has played three games and Shattenkirk has skated in two.
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Christian Ehrhoff (UBI) will remain sidelined
Christian Ehrhoff | PIT
(April 20, 2015 5:07 PM EDT)
Christian Ehrhoff (upper body) will remain on the sidelines for Game 3 Monday night against the Rangers.
Ehrhoff missed the Pens last nine regular season games and was unable to play in the first two games of the Pens playoff series with the Rangers due to the injury. Head Coach Mike Johnston was quoted as saying, "he just hasn’t been progressing" so that can’t be a good sign. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Henrik Lundqvist back in net Monday
Henrik Lundqvist | NYR
(April 20, 2015 5:04 PM EDT)
Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for Game 3 Monday night in Pittsburgh.
After splitting Games 1 and 2 with the Pens, Lundqvist and the Rangers will look to grab the series lead at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh for Game 3. The King was only able to stop 18 of 22 shots in a 4-3 loss in Game 2 but Lundqvist has an impressive 16-10 career record with a 1.81 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage with four shutouts in 26 playoff games that have followed a Rangers loss. Look for him to continue that success Monday night in a pivotal Game 3.
Robert Bortuzzo to stay scratched Monday
Robert Bortuzzo | STL
(April 20, 2015 5:01 PM EDT)
Robert Bortuzzo is expected to be a healthy scratch for a third straight game Monday.
The Blues will use the same six defensemen in Game who played in the previous two contests of the series. It's going to be tough to get playing time in a group that includes Carl Gunnarsson, Alex Pietrangelo, Jay Bouwmeester, Zbynek Michalek, Barret Jackman and Kevin Shattenkirk.
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Sean Bergenheim, Fontaine set to return
Sean Bergenheim | MIN
(April 20, 2015 4:57 PM EDT)
Sean Bergenheim is expected to get back in the lineup on Monday.
He was a surprise scratch Saturday as the Wild dressed Matt Cooke and Jordan Schroeder. Bergenheim is projected to join Kyle Brodziak and Justin Fontaine, who missed Game 2 with a stomach bug, on the fourth line. Their returns will put Cooke and Schroeder in the press box.
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Flames recall netminder Joni Ortio
Joni Ortio | CAL
(April 20, 2015 4:28 PM EDT)
Joni Ortio has been called up by Calgary.
He posted a 4-2-0 record with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in six appearances with Calgary this season. He will serve as a depth goaltender for the Flames in the playoffs.
Christian Ehrhoff 'hasn't been progressing'
Christian Ehrhoff | PIT
(April 20, 2015 3:52 PM EDT)
Christian Ehrhoff (upper body) didn't skate Monday because his recover appears to have hit a plateau.
Coach Mike Johnston said that Ehrhofff "just hasn't been progressing." Ehrhoff has been sidelined since Mar. 24 because of an upper-body injury.
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