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: Analysis: Price is merely getting a day to rest, after returning from a lower-body injury to win Saturday's game. Unless there's news of a setback with Price, Peter Budaj will be stuck in the No. 2 role for the rest of the season.
News: Ondrej Pavelec (lower body) will be out at least two games, according to TSN.ca. Al Montoya will start in his place. Analysis: Ondrej Pavelec left Friday's game after the first period and the team isn't taking any chances with him. Mind you, we're not entirely convinced the Jets want him in there any way -- they need better netminding and he'll probably be gone or rolled as the backup next season. Yes, it seems to have come to that.
News: Carey Price will not travel to Buffalo for Sunday's game and will instead get a day to rest. Analysis: Carey Price just returned from a lower-body injury, so he'll watch the second game of a back-to-back from home. That means Peter Budaj will likely get the start, though the Habs figure to recall another goaltender as a backup for Sunday's game. With no setback reported, Price will likely get back in the net for Tuesday's game against the Avalanche.
News: Jarome Iginla scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season in Saturday's 5-1 blowout of the Hurricanes. Analysis: Iggy's first of the night held up as the eventual game winner, his sixth of the season. The 17-year veteran has enjoyed his first season in Beantown, thriving on the top line with fellow power forward Milan Lucic and gifted playmaker David Krejci. Most recently, the trio have hooked up for 15 points in the last four games while combining for an outstanding plus-16 rating. The 36-year-old former face of the Calgary Flames clearly has gas left in the tank and shows no signs of stopping on the top team in the Eastern Conference.
News: Al Montoya will start the Jets' next two games, reports TSN.ca. Analysis: He'll get Dallas at home on Sunday and St. Louis on the road on Monday. Starter Ondrej Pavelec suffered a lower-body injury in Friday's game and had to be relieved. Al Montoya's last win came Feb 2. Uh-oh.
News: James Reimer will get the starts for Toronto while Jonathan Bernier is on the shelf with a lower-body injury. Analysis: Bernier isn't expected to be out long, but the Leafs will be cautious with him. James Reimer will be a solid play while he's between the pipes -- he sports a .915 save percentage this season.