Chris Pronger and Al MacInnis could be sidelined for Game 3 against Detroit tonight. Pronger spent Sunday night in a Detroit hospital after being felled by a puck to the chest during Sunday's 6-1 loss that evened the conference semifinal series at a game apiece. He was released Monday. MacInnis might miss his second straight game with a groin injury.
AWARDS: Buffalo's Dominik Hasek, looking to become the first goaltender to win back-to-back league MVP awards, was one of three finalists named for the Hart Trophy. The Sabres star also was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as best goaltender, an award he has won three times in four years. Pittsburgh's Jaromir Jagr, the league scoring champion, and Anaheim's Teemu Selanne join Hasek as Hart Trophy finalists. The awards will be presented June 25.
SHARKS: Coach Darryl Sutter reached an oral agreement with the team for a new two-year contract worth $800,000 annually.