Western Conference Playoff Reports
First all-California playoff series since
1969, between the Sharks & Ducks and it will be the first in-state postseason matchup in the NHL, NBA or Major League Baseball since 2002, when the Angels and San Francisco played in the World Series.
No NHL team has won more playoff rounds (6) than the Ducks and Detroit since the 2005-06 season.
The Columbus Blue Jackets could have forward Fredrik Modin in the lineup as early as Game 1 according to Tom Reed
of the Columbus Dispatch.
Monday’s Lines in practice according to the Dispatch
Kristian Huselius — Manny Malhotra — Rick Nash
R.J. Umberger — Antoine Vermette — Jake Voracek
Raffi Torres — Jason Williams — Derek Dorsett
Jason Chimera — Michael Peca/Jiri Novotny — Fredrik Modin
Alexandre Picard — Derick Brassard/Chris Gratton — Nikita Filatov
Jan Hejda — Mike Commodore
Fedor Tyutin — Rostislav Klesla
Kris Russell — Marc Methot
Christian Backman — Aaron Rome
St. Louis Blues forward
Paul Kariya is set to return to the lineup and practiced today with the Blues. The Blues open up on Wednesday against the Canucks.
Eastern Conference Reports
Cullen missed the last eight games of the regular season with a foot injury.