News: Updating a previous report, while Darroll Powe (undisclosed) was out taking pregame warmups, he is not listed in the lineup for Saturday's Game 5 against the Bruins, according to Dan Rosen of NHL.com. Analysis: It sounds like Darroll Powe is close to being able to take the call if needed, but for now the Blueshirts will go with the same forward lines that beat the Bruins in Game 4.
News: Wade Redden (undisclosed) did not take the ice for warmups before Saturday's Game 5 against the Rangers. Analysis: Wade Redden was able to practice Friday but is going to miss at least one more game. He is nursing an undisclosed injury and has yet to play in the ongoing series against the Rangers.
News: Dennis Seidenberg (leg) took the ice for warmups before Saturday's Game 5 against the Rangers. Analysis: Reports leading up to the game indicated that Dennis Seidenberg had a good chance to play, and it sounds like he'll be a go. As a result, Dougie Hamilton may be the odd man out.
News: Marc Staal (eye) was not on the ice for warmups before Saturday's Game 5 against Boston, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports. Analysis: Marc Staal is still struggling with his vision, and a return before the end of this season may be unlikely given the 3-1 deficit the Rangers are currently facing.
News: Ryane Clowe, who has yet to play in the second-round series against the Bruins due to an undisclosed injury, is not in the lineup for Saturday's Game 5, according to Newsday's Steve Zipay. Analysis: Brad Richards is also sitting out this one as the Rangers try to stave off elimination one more time. Ryane Clowe has been able to play in just two games this postseason.
News: Anton Stralman (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's Game 5 against the Bruins, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports. Analysis: Anton Stralman will sit for the second game in a row, after taking a hard hit from Boston's Milan Lucic in Game 3. The Rangers have not commented on the extent or nature of the injury.
News: Corey Crawford will start Saturday's Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Detroit with the Blackhawks trailing 3-1 in the series, according to the Associated Press. Analysis: This isn't much of a surprise considering Corey Crawford did enough in Thursday's Game 4 loss to Detroit, allowing just one goal in the shutout loss. Chicago is facing elimination on Saturday and Crawford will need to be close to perfect if the series' previous three contests have been any indication.
News: Kyle Turris factored into both Ottawa goals in Friday's 6-2 Game 5 loss to Pittsburgh that saw the Penguins advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Turris had three goals in the last four games. Analysis: Kyle Turris finished the playoffs with nine points in 10 games and established himself as one of the team's top forwards heading into next season. He's still young and loaded with potential talent and definitely worth taking a mid-round flier on next fall.
News: Jason Spezza notched an assist on one of Ottawa's two goals in Friday's series-ending Game 5 loss to Pittsburgh in the teams' Eastern Conference Semifinal series. Analysis: Jason Spezza's return to action was a welcomed sight for the Sens, but even the dynamic playmaker's presence was not enough to overcome the Penguins. Spezza played in the series' final three games, his first since the end of January, registering one assist and averaging just over 18 minutes. Expect Spezza to be fully healthy next season and produce at his usual point-per-game level.
News: Craig Anderson allowed six goals for the second-consecutive contest, as Ottawa lost 6-2 to Pittsburgh on Friday in Game 5 of its Eastern Conference Semifinal, giving the Penguins the series win. Analysis: Craig Anderson had a rough series save for the win in Game 3, as he allowed 12 goals in the last two games against a superior team. Anderson was able to guide the Sens farther than most assumed Ottawa would go and will be a trendy pick next fall as a goalie that's essentially guaranteed to eat minutes and gather wins.