No. 1 Capitals versus Rangers, 3 p.m. ET
When leading a series 2-0, the Capitals have lost four of five of those matchups.
The Capitals have won five straight playoff games versus Rangers dating back to the 2009 East quarterfinals.
Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth has stopped 46 of 47 shots in this series.
Rangers forward Chris Drury has won 12 of 16 faceoffs in this series.
The Rangers have come back from a 2-0 series deficit just once in team playoff history (1996 East conference quarterfinals versus the Montreal Canadiens).
Rangers forward Marian Gaborik: zero goals or assists in past eight playoff games (last postseason goal was in 2007) .
Caps star Alex Ovechkin: seven goals and seven assists in past nine games at Madison Square Garden, including playoffs.
Ovechkin has 1.40 points per game in the postseason since 2008 (leads NHL).
The Rangers are 1-for-31 on the power play over past 11 games, including playoffs.
No. 4 Ducks versus No. 5 Predators, 6 p.m. ET
The Ducks will be without Bobby Ryan, who was suspended for two games for kicking incident in Game 2.
Defenseman Shea Weber is the Predators’ playoff franchise leader in goals (seven) and points (15) .
Ducks goalie Ray Emery was 4-1-0 with a 1.99 goals-against average on the road during the regular season.
Emery's only career appearance in Nashville was not pretty; he gave up six goals on 14 shots in a 6-0 defeat to the Predators on Dec. 14, 2006.
The Predators won both home games against the Ducks during the regular season.
Nashville forward Mike Fisher: four points in first two games of this series; he had five points in six playoffs games for the Senators last season.
No. 1 Canucks versus No. 8 Blackhawks, 8 p.m. ET
The Blackhawks are first defending Stanley Cup champions to trail 2-0 in the first round since the 2008 Ducks (Anaheim won Game 3).
Canucks winger Jannik Hansen has goals in the first two games of the series.
The Canucks trying to go up 3-0 in a series for second time in franchise history; the last time was the 2009 conference quarterfinals versus the Blues (Vancouver won in four games).