News: Pekka Rinne stopped 31 of 33 shots as the Predators beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday. Analysis: Pekka Rinne lost his first three starts since coming off injured reserve March 4, but has now won his last two and given up a total of 11 goals in the five games he's played since returning. He is currently 5-7-1 with a 2.29 GAA and .918 save percentage.
News: Nick Bonino logged two assists during the second period of a 6-4 win over the Avalanche on Friday. Analysis: Nick Bonino seems to be finding somewhat of a rhythm, as he now has three points in his last two games.
News: Ryan Getzlaf grabbed two assists during the second period of a 6-4 defeat of the Avalanche on Friday. Analysis: In addition to now being tied for the second most points in the NHL this season, Ryan Getzlaf now has five assists over the course of his last four games.
News: Mathieu Perreault scored a goal late in the second period of a 6-4 defeat of the Avalanche on Friday. Analysis: The Ducks have to be happy to see their center find the net in only his second game back since returning from a forearm injury.
News: Ben Lovejoy scored a goal during the second period of a 6-4 defeat of the Avalanche on Friday. Analysis: Scoring a goal during his first game back is a good sign that he's recovering well from his recent illness.
News: Cam Ward will be in goal for Carolina when they face the Bruins on Saturday, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports. Analysis: Cam Ward is coming off two solid wins against the Rangers and the Sabres in which he's allowed just three goals in total. He'll get another opportunity to lower that 3.06 GAA Saturday.
News: Kari Lehtonen took to the ice with the team on Saturday morning, according to NHL.com's Mark Stepneski. Analysis: He's still doubtful for Sunday, but it's looking more and more like he'll be back in the next few games.
News: The Penguins still have no target date for Paul Martin (hand) returning to practice, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Analysis: The Olympic defenseman still has his right hand in a supportive device. Paul Martin has only 12 points in 33 games after picking up 23 points in 34 contests during an abbreviated 2012-13.
News: Ben Bishop will be in goal for the Lightning when they face the Devils on Saturday, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: While Ben Bishop won his last start against the Panthers, he allowed four goals and is only 1-4 over his last five games. He's allowed 17 goals in that span yet he has just a 2.14 GAA which just tells you how great he's actually beeen all year.
News: Cody Eakin, who missed Friday's game with a lower body injury, skated Saturday morning, according to Mark Stepneski of NHL.com. Analysis: While that's a good sign, he didn't stay out for the entire practice, which doesn't bode well for a swift return. The team has not said whether or not they expect him back for Sunday's game against Winnipeg.