Tyler Johnson C TB 2 Hrs
Tyler Johnson got his first NHL postseason marker in Game 4's 4-3 loss to Montreal.
He tied the game at 3-3 in the third period, but Montreal scored a late power-play marker to eliminate in the Lightning in four straight games. Johnson had two points and 11 shots in the series. The rookie forward amassed 24 goals and 50 points in 82 contests this year.
Emerson Etem RW ANA 2 Hrs
Emerson Etem might draw into the Ducks' lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday.
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.
Saku Koivu C ANA 2 Hrs
Saku Koivu might be a healthy scratch Wednesday night.
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.
Victor Hedman D TB 2 Hrs
Victor Hedman potted his first goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Tuesday's loss to Montreal.
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.
Teemu Selanne RW ANA 2 Hrs
Teemu Selanne might end up spending Game 4 in the press box.
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."
Keith Aulie D TB 2 Hrs
Keith Aulie suited up in his first NHL playoff game Tuesday night.
In doing so, he became the 11th different Lightning player to make their Stanley Cup Playoff debut in the series. Aulie got a chance to play because of injuries to Radko Gudas (lower body) and Sami Salo (upper body). He had two hits, two blocks and a plus-1 rating in 12:22 of ice time.
Ben Bishop G TB 2 Hrs
Ben Bishop won't get a chance to play in the postseason now that the Tampa Bay Lightning have been eliminated.
"Extremely frustrating, you can't really put it into words," Bishop said of missing the playoffs. "It's been real tough to have to watch." The Montreal Canadiens completed a four-game sweep of the Bolts on Tuesday night. Bishop missed the entire series because of an arm injury, which was reported as his elbow. He was excellent during the regular season and Tampa sorely missed his presence in the playoffs. Bishop posted a 37-14-7 record with a .924 save percentage and a 2.23 goals-against average.
Cedric Paquette C TB 2 Hrs
Cedric Paquette's tripping penalty late in the third period led to Montreal's series clinching goal in the final minute of regulation.
"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.
Lars Eller C MON 3 Hrs
Lars Eller scored a goal in Game 4 to extend his playoff point streak.
He had two goals and three helpers in Montreal's first round series versus Tampa Bay for a four-game point spree. Eller has two goals on just six shots so far.
Brendan Gallagher F MON 3 Hrs
Brendan Gallagher potted his third goal of the playoffs in Tuesday's 4-3 triumph over Tampa Bay.
The Canadiens swept the Lightning in four straight games and Gallagher picked up at least one point in each contest. He also scored a goal in each of his last three outings. He's probably not looking forward to the layoff between rounds, as it could cool him down a bit.