News: Pekka Rinne stopped 31 of 33 shots as the Predators beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday. Analysis: Pekka Rinne lost his first three starts since coming off injured reserve March 4, but has now won his last two and given up a total of 11 goals in the five games he's played since returning. He is currently 5-7-1 with a 2.29 GAA and .918 save percentage.
News: Nick Bonino logged two assists during the second period of a 6-4 win over the Avalanche on Friday. Analysis: Nick Bonino seems to be finding somewhat of a rhythm, as he now has three points in his last two games.
News: Ryan Getzlaf grabbed two assists during the second period of a 6-4 defeat of the Avalanche on Friday. Analysis: In addition to now being tied for the second most points in the NHL this season, Ryan Getzlaf now has five assists over the course of his last four games.
News: Mathieu Perreault scored a goal late in the second period of a 6-4 defeat of the Avalanche on Friday. Analysis: The Ducks have to be happy to see their center find the net in only his second game back since returning from a forearm injury.
News: Ben Lovejoy scored a goal during the second period of a 6-4 defeat of the Avalanche on Friday. Analysis: Scoring a goal during his first game back is a good sign that he's recovering well from his recent illness.
News: Chris Kunitz (leg) won't play against Philadelphia on Saturday. Analysis: Jayson Megna will replace him in the lineup. Chris Kunitz could return as soon as Sunday.
News: Steve Mason will be in goal for the Flyers when they face the Penguins on Saturday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: Steve Mason has dropped his last two starts and allowed six goals in that span. He's hit a bit of a rough patch lately but still has a sound 2.61 GAA and .914 save percentage.
News: Tyler Myers (elbow) will not play Saturday against the Islanders. Analysis: Tyler Myers injured his elbow Thursday but still managed to finish the game. The injury was not deemed serious but it has obviously tightened up on him. Consider him day-to-day.
News: Cam Ward will be in goal for Carolina when they face the Bruins on Saturday, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports. Analysis: Cam Ward is coming off two solid wins against the Rangers and the Sabres in which he's allowed just three goals in total. He'll get another opportunity to lower that 3.06 GAA Saturday.
News: Kari Lehtonen took to the ice with the team on Saturday morning, according to NHL.com's Mark Stepneski. Analysis: He's still doubtful for Sunday, but it's looking more and more like he'll be back in the next few games.