News: Viktor Fasth has arrived in Edmonton and could start as early as Sunday. Analysis: The Oilers have done a solid job of upgrading their goaltending with the addition of Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth this season. Fasth could have a shot at the starting role should Scrivens falter but at this point in time he looks like the backup.
News: Vincent Lecavalier was ejected after twice fighting Capitals' defenseman John Erskine. The Flyers' center said the fight was "instinctive," according to Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly.com. Analysis: Vincent Lecavalier rewarded owners with 17 PIM as a result of the fight. But don't expect much more PIM-performances like this -- he's only earned four game misconduct penalties in his career.
News: Rickard Rakell was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Thursday. Analysis: The 20-year-old made a minimal impact with the Ducks in seven games earlier this season, but he's been highly productive for Norfolk, notching 14 goals and 23 assists over 43 contests. He'll likely play Friday in the event Teemu Selanne (flu) is not ready to play.
News: Martin Brodeur will start Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Analysis: Prior to the NHL's Wednesday trade deadline, there had been plenty of speculation that Martin Brodeur might be traded, but the report notes that the veteran goalie wasn't approached about possibly waiving his no-trade clause. As a result, he'll continue to work in tandem with Cory Schneider, who will start Friday's game against the Red Wings.
News: Cory Schneider will start Friday's game against the Red Wings, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Analysis: Moreover, Martin Brodeur, who will now finish up the season with the Devils despite rumors circulating that he would be dealt by the team in advance of the NHL's trade deadline, is on track to start Saturday's game against the Hurricanes.
News: Jeff Zatkoff was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and appears likely to receive the start Thursday vs. the Sharks, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: With the Penguins beginning a back-to-back set out west, it appears Jeff Zatkoff will lead off, with Marc-Andre Fleury presumably drawing the nod Friday vs. the Ducks. Zatkoff has actually performed better on the road than he has in Pittsburgh this season, owning a 6-1-1 record, 2.50 GAA and .917 save percentage over eight appearances.
News: Andrew Shaw scored two goals -- his first points since before the Olympics -- and went plus-3 in Thursday's rout of Columbus. Analysis: The key in this one for Andrew Shaw was being more active on the offensive end, as he put four shots on goal in this one; he'd managed just two shots over the Blackhawks' first three games following the Olympic break. In fact, the two tallies snapped a five-game skid dating back to Feb. 3.
News: Jonathan Toews scored two goals in Thursday's rout of the Blue Jackets, giving him five goals in the last three games. Analysis: One of the goals came on the power play, making it consecutive games in which he's tallied on the man advantage. Jonathan Toews is one of the best centers in the business -- you know what to do.
News: David Schlemko suffered a lower-body injury during Thursday's game and may not make the trip to Washington for Saturday's contest versus the Capitals, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: David Schlemko logged just 9:15 of ice time in Thursday's game, after topping the 14-minute mark in each of his previous six contests. He did manage to record an assist Thursday, marking his ninth point of the season.
News: Corey Crawford stopped 22 of 23 shots and got six goals of offensive support in Thursday's win over the Jackets. Analysis: After Tuesday's game, in which Corey Crawford put up his worst save percentage (.850) since early December, he got right back on the horse in this one with an impressive effort. As importantly, the Chicago offense, which has been inconsistent of late, pumped out a three-month-high goal total. Crawford's posted save marks of .912 or better in nine of his last 10 games.