Brent Seabrook D CHI 1 day ago
Seabrook tallied a goal in Saturday's Game 4 triumph over the Ducks.
It was an effective all-around game for Seabrook, who finished with four shot attempts, four hits, and six blocks across 32:03 of ice time. With coach Joel Quenneville showing little trust in fifth and sixth defensemen Kimmo Timonen and Kyle Cumiskey, Seabrook should be poised to log big minutes for the remainder of the postseason.
Mats Zuccarello LW NYR 1 day ago
Zucarrello (upper body) will not skate Sunday and remains day-to-day, but coach Alain Vigneault indicated he's "getting better," Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Zuccarello continues to work his way back from an upper-body injury that occurred against the Penguins in the first round. While he won't play Sunday, the fact that he's day-to-day doesn't rule out a return at some point in the series.
Matthew Carle D TB 1 day ago
Coach Jon Cooper indicated he expects Carle (undisclosed) to play in Sunday's Game 5 matchup with the Lightning, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports.
Carle left Game 3 on Wednesday after taking a hit midway through the first period, and it cost him Friday's Game 4 as well. He participated in morning skate Sunday, and it appears that may be a precursor to him taking the ice with his teammates for Game 5.
Trevor van Riemsdyk D CHI 1 day ago
van Riemsdyk (wrist) will not travel with his team to Anaheim, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
This essentially rules van Riemsdyk out for Game 5 against the Ducks on Monday, but he could still play in this series. He was recently recalled from the AHL, and could be used as a depth defender, however it's unclear just how healthy van Riemsdyk actually is at this point.
Brandon Saad LW CHI 1 day ago
Saad tallied a shorthanded goal and a pair of assists in Saturday's Game 4 double-overtime win over the Ducks.
Saad notched the shortie when Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin got tied up with a referee during his team's first-period power play, allowing the Blackhawks winger to break away unmarked to the net. It went down as his first goal since Game 1 of the second-round matchup with the Wild, but that wouldn't be where his night would stop. Saad had a hand in each of the Blackhawks' next two goals to finish with a game-high plus-3 rating.
Kyle Palmieri RW ANA 1 day ago
Palmieri registered an assist and five hits in Saturday's Game 4 loss to the Blackhawks.
Palmieri often found himself near the Blackhawks' crease, but was unable to capitalize on it until he got a stick on the puck before it led to an eventual goal by teammate Emerson Etem. The 24-year-old winger has a goal and three assists in his 13 postseason matches.
Ryan Kesler C ANA 1 day ago
Kesler netted a goal and fired off three shots in his 27:16 of ice time in Saturday's Game 4 double-overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
Kesler has been mostly effective this series in limiting the impact of Jonathan Toews, even though the Blackhawks center did record two points in Game 4. However, Kesler at least mitigated the damage by scoring his first point of the series, while kicking off a string of three unanswered goals in a 37-second span. The Ducks wouldn't be able to parlay that third-period surge into a victory, but their fortunes could change when the series shifts to Anaheim on Monday for Game 5.
Emerson Etem RW ANA 1 day ago
Etem cleaned up a Francois Beauchemin shot attempt to score the Ducks' first goal of the match in an eventual 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Saturday's Game 4.
Etem now has three goals in the postseason, despite missing two games of the previous series against Calgary as a healthy scratch. It appears coach Bruce Boudreau values Etem's energy more than Tomas Fleischmann's experience at this stage in the playoffs, so don't expect a switch to be made for Game 5.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 1 day ago
Beauchemin registered an assist, three shots on goal, and four blocks in Saturday's Game 4 loss to the Blackhawks.
It's the 27th career postseason helper for Beauchemin, who tied Scott Niedermayer for first among defensemen in franchise history. The set up for Emerson Etem allowed Beauchemin to atone for his miscue earlier in the game that allowed the Blackhawks' Brandon Saad to pot the game's first goal.
Frederik Andersen G ANA 1 day ago
Andersen stopped 35 of 40 shots in the Ducks' Game 4 double-overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
Andersen was lucky the Ducks stayed alive in this game as long as they did, since he provided one of his weaker performances of the postseason. He was trailing 3-1 in the third period before his mates picked him up with three unanswered goals in the span of 37 seconds to give the team a 4-3 lead. However, Andersen couldn't close the door on the road, as Patrick Kane notched the equalizer later in the period before Antoine Vermette tallied the game-winner 5:37 into the second overtime. Andersen's .875 save percentage on the night was his lowest mark of the postseason and his worse since April 8 against the Stars.