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: Jaromir Jagr had his five-game point streak end Saturday. Analysis: The Lightning held him off the board in a 3-0 loss. Still, he has 58 points in 68 games and that's one of his best seasons since list last one with the Rangers (2007-08).
News: Martin Brodeur made 29 saves in a 3-0 loss to the Lightning on Saturday night. Analysis: He got no help from his mates on the evening. It was his first loss in five starts.
News: Ben Bishop threw down a shutout Saturday in a 3-0 win over New Jersey. He made 23 saves. Analysis: It was a great bounce back for the tender who has allowed a few too many goals lately. It's nice to se him get on track.
News: Valtteri Filppula picked up two more assists in Tampa's win over the Devils on Saturday. The points extend his current streak to four games and seven points, including six assists. Analysis: We suppose his new nickname -- Filthy Hands -- which was coined by Steven Stamkos really does fit. He now has 49 points in 62 games and is starting to pick up some of the offensive slack left with the departure of Martin St. Louis. Use him well.
News: Paul Stastny (back) is doubtful for Sunday's game in Ottawa but is traveling on the Avs' upcoming three-game road trip, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports. Analysis: Paul Stastny is not expected to play in the first of three road games, but he should have a better shot to return Tuesday in Montreal or Wednesday in Winnipeg. Jamie McGinn's fantasy owners have benefited from Stastny's absence, with McGinn recently skating alongside Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly on the Avs' first line.
News: Patrik Berglund (lower body) will play in Saturday's game against the Predators, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Analysis: A game-time decision, Patrik Berglund took the ice for warmups, and his presence in the lineup was confirmed shortly thereafter. Assuming he makes it through Saturday's game without incident, Berglund should escape from the injury without missing any games.