News: Ryan Getzlaf briefly left the game late in the third after blocking a shot with his left foot on Wednesday. Analysis: He returned shortly thereafter, but keep an eye on Ryan Getzlaf's status in the next few days to see if he'll be forced to miss any time. Getzlaf leads all NHL forwards with 81 blocked shots this season.
News: Rickard Rakell ended a 15 game goalless streak with a second period goal in Wednesday's win over the Habs. Analysis: He's currently playing on the Ducks' third line with Emerson Etem and new acquisition Jiri Sekac. The trio were bottom three Wednesday night in ice time for the Ducks, so don't expect their scoring to greatly improve with the limited opportunity that they're currently receiving.
News: Ryan Kesler recorded an assist on Cam Fowler's empty-netter Wednesday night against the Habs. Analysis: Ryan Kesler has points now in three of his last four games, so it looks like he's worked himself out of the slump that plagued him for much of February. It's probably time to start rolling him back into your lineup.
News: John Gibson stopped 37-of-38 in his return to the Ducks net on Wednesday night. Analysis: John Gibson's stellar play of late is a nice luxury for the Ducks to have. He's managed to win six of his past seven starts - pretty successful for a backup goalie. If Gibson can continue to stay strong in net, expect him to get a number of starts down the stretch with the Ducks probably wanting to keep number one goalie Frederik Andersen fresh for a hopefully long playoff run.
News: Jarome Iginla opened the scoring against Pittsburgh Wednesday, potting his 20th goal of the season in a 3-1 win. Analysis: The tally officially gives the 18-year NHL vet his 16th 20-goal campaign, with his sophomore season in 1997-98 and lockout-shortened 2012-13 being the only two years he failed to reach that plateau. Jarome Iginla continues to be one of the more dependable goal scorers around -- even at the age of 37 -- and still provides plenty of value in other areas with 23 assists, 36 PIM and 143 SOG.
News: Gabriel Landeskog was dominant against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, scoring a goal and adding two assists in an impressive 3-1 home win. He also skated to a plus-2. Analysis: All aboard the Gabriel Landeskog express! Patient owners have been treated recently to the tune of 12 points -- seven of them goals -- in the last 10 games by the Colorado captain. He's definitely doing his best to turn around arguably one of the most disappointing fantasy seasons in the entire NHL, pumping pucks on net (27 SOG in the last 10 games) while racking up PIM (65 on the season) to go with his 17 goals and 26 assists. Props to you if you hung onto the 22-year-old Swede, as he's looking more and more like his usual elite multi-category-contributing self with just under a quarter of the season left.
News: Semyon Varlamov was terrific at home Wednesday, turning aside 28 of 29 Penguins shots in a 3-1 victory. It was his 20th win of the season. Analysis: It's performances like these -- against one of the league's most prolific offenses -- where Semyon Varlamov really showcases how good of a goalie he can be. Making his 20th straight start, the Russian netminder was near-perfect, save for a third-period snipe by fellow countryman Evgeni Malkin. The Avs have almost no shot of getting into the postseason this year, but they'll certainly be playing for pride and will do everything they can to put up wins, so Varly will continue to rack up the starts in net. To date, he's got a .918 save percentage and 2.65 GAA with four shutouts in 44 appearances.
News: Marc-Andre Fleury gave up three goals on just 22 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche on Wednesday. He is now 3-3-1 in his last seven starts. Analysis: That's three straight games now that the Flower has allowed three goals, although that was good enough for wins against Columbus and Washington as the Pens were able to provide more offensive support. His ratios still sit at a very solid .923 save percentage and 2.21 GAA, so look for Marc-Andre Fleury to start finding the win column more frequently as the Pens look to secure a top seed in the East.
News: Brian Flynn made his Montreal debut Wednesday night, skating 11:45 in a 3-1 loss to the Ducks. He blocked two shots, had a hit and won seven of 10 faceoffs while finishing minus-2. Analysis: Brian Flynn saw mostly fourth-line duty in his first game since being traded from Buffalo.
News: Torrey Mitchell made his Montreal debut Wednesday night, skating 9:57 in a 3-1 loss to Anaheim. He had two shots, two hits and finished minus-2. Analysis: Torrey Mitchell started on the fourth line, but was moved up to the third line when coach Michel Therrien mixed up his line combinations.