News: Carlo Colaiacovo recorded his first goal of the season in Sunday's shootout win over the Wild. Analysis: A healthy scratch the previous three games for the Blues, Carlo Colaiacovo came up huge Sunday, putting St. Louis up 2-0 in the first period on just their third shot of the game. It was his first goal since Feb. 11, 2012, spanning 42 games.
News: Jonathan Toews notched the game-winning goal in Sunday's victory over the Sabres. Analysis: Jonathan Toews was on the finishing end of a 3-on-2 rush early in the third period, with Brandon Saad whisking the puck through the crease past goalie Jhonas Enroth to Toews for the go-ahead goal. The 25-year-old has been phenomenal over his last four games, supplying an incredible six goals and an assist.
News: Patrick Kane potted a goal in Sunday's win over the Sabres. Analysis: Playing in his hometown of Buffalo, Patrick Kane seemed to be comfortable right away playing in front of several family and friends, scoring his goal just three minutes into Sunday's game. The early score snapped a five-game goal drought for Kane. He narrowly missed out on a hat trick on the day. His backhander was stopped by goalie Jhonas Enroth on a 1-on-1 blitz, and he put the puck into an empty net just one second after the final horn in the third period.
News: Nathan Horton admitted that his left shoulder is still weaker than his right, and is sore when it takes contact, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: He hasn't scored a goal since January 24, and the Blue Jackets' big free agent signing has just four goals and nine assists in 24 games since getting back on the ice following his shoulder surgery. He likely won't be the player the club thought they were getting until he's had a full offseason to heal, so you may want to look at other options if you've currently got Nathan Horton in your active lineup.
News: Chris Kelly put the finishing touches on Sunday's 5-2 win over the Panthers with an empty-net goal. Analysis: Scoring opportunities don't come about often for the third-liner, but Chris Kelly has been on a hot streak of late based on his modest standards. He has a goal and two assists over his last four games.
News: Blue Jackets coach indicated his forward lines would not be changing for Monday's game against the Stars, which would mean Cam Atkinson will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: We're not sure what he did to land in Richards' dog house, but the Jackets can ill afford to be without their third-leading goal scorer in the middle of a playoff chase. We can't imagine Cam Atkinson's stay in the press box will be a long one.
News: Torey Krug scored his 13th goal of the season in Sunday's win over the Panthers. Analysis: The young defenseman sputtered out of the Olympic break by going without a point in his first five games, but put an end to the slump with Sunday's performance. His goal with 12:22 remaining in the third period began a four-score barrage that salted the game away for the Bruins.
News: Derek Stepan added two assists in Sunday's win over the Red Wings. Analysis: Derek Stepan has been incredible for the Rangers over his last five games, compiling a goal and seven assists during that span. He's also been a plus-3 during the scoring surge and should continue to thrive with the addition of Martin St. Louis to the Rangers' power play.
News: Brooks Laich (groin) wasn't present during morning skate but still seems likely to play Monday vs. the Penguins, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: The Capitals had the injured Aaron Volpatti skate in Brooks Laich's stead on the first line during the morning session, suggesting he was merely a placeholder while the team looks to allow the forward to recover from his groin ailment. After sitting out Thursday's game against the Bruins, Laich returned to the ice Saturday vs. the Coyotes, contributing a goal and four hits in the victory.
News: Dustin Brown, who had an assist Sunday, now has six points (two goals, four assists) in his last six games. Analysis: Dustin Brown was ice cold prior to the Olympic break but has turned his play around since then.