News: Simon Despres, who saw the least number of minutes (15:05 TOI) among Pittsburgh defensemen Saturday, has zero points in seven games since being recalled after the Olympics. Analysis: He's taken five minor penalties in those seven tilts and seems to be an easy target for refs whenever they want to call a Pittsburgh penalty. There's a good chance Simon Despres would have been dealt at the deadline if not for ailments to both Paul Martin and Kris Letang. He has offensive potential, but an offseason change of scenery might be the best thing for him.
News: Sidney Crosby finished pointless with a minus-3 rating Saturday against the Flyers. Analysis: Linemate, Chris Kunitz, was a late scratch. After the first period, Pittsburgh tried pairing Sidney Crosby with Evgeni Malkin, but the Pens couldn't get anything going against a hungry Flyers team.
News: Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 40 shots in a Saturday matinee loss to Philadelphia. Analysis: The Penguins came out as flat as they have all year long. For his part, Marc-Andre Fleury made numerous stops to keep the game, 2-0, after 20 minutes. Of course, that's of little consolation to fantasy owners.
News: Darcy Kuemper will be between the pipes when the Wild take to the ice on Saturday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 of 30 shots in Thursday's win over the Rangers. The netminder has been solid all year for Minnesota, and will look to continue where he left off Thursday when he takes the ice against the Jackets on Saturday.
News: Robin Lehner made 43 saves in Ottawa's 5-4 OT loss to Montreal on Saturday night. Analysis: Pelted. With. Pucks. The Habs scored on their third shot of the game, but not again until near the end of the third. The Sens had a 4-1 lead until the 16:38 mark of the third when their world collapsed; the tying goal came at 19:59. Three goals in 3:21. Yikes. He may be line for more work if Craig Anderson's injury proves to be serious. He'll need to be a lot better than this.
News: Clarke MacArthur (hand) scored a goal and picked up an assist in his return to action Saturday. He also delivered four hits and finished plus-1 in the loss to Montreal. Analysis: He'd been mired in a horrible slump (one goal, two assists) in his previous 11 games. Hopefully this is the beginning of a nice run.
News: Jason Spezza scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's OT loss to the Canadiens. The points extend his current streak to three games and eight points, including six assists. Analysis: He's on fire ... to the tune of 16 points, including 12 assists, in his last 10 games. Enjoy the ride.
News: Carey Price returned to action Saturday night and made 30 saves in a 5-4 OT win over the Senators. Analysis: Put him back in your net. That's all you need to know.
News: Dustin Brown (illness) did not take the ice for pregame warmups Saturday, Elliott Teaford of the LA Newsgroup reports. Analysis: Considered a game-time decision, Dustin Brown will apparently sit this one out. He's just dealing with an illness and will likely be ready for the Kings' next game, which is scheduled for Monday against the Coyotes.
News: P.K. Subban picked up three assists in Montreal's 5-4 OT win over Ottawa. He has nine points, including seven assists, in his last seven games. Analysis: It's not often that a defender leads his team in scoring, but P.K. is doing just that. He has 48 points, including 38 assists. You know what to do.