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: Riley Sheahan scored Detroit's only goal in Friday's 2-1 shootout win over Edmonton. Analysis: Riley Sheahan was recalled from the AHL prior to the Olympic break ending as the Wings are desperately in need of centers. Sheahan won't score terribly often, but he is seeing added ice time considering the dearth of centers the Wings currently boast.
News: Jimmy Howard stopped 21 shots in Friday's 2-1 shootout win over Edmonton as well as all three attempts in the tiebreak. Analysis: Jimmy Howard became the first goaltender to deny Edmonton's Jordan Eberle in a shootout this season as he guided a wounded Detroit team to a much-needed victory. Look for Howard to be in net most nights as Detroit aims to keep its streak of 22 consecutive playoff appearances alive.
News: Ryan Smyth scored Edmonton's only goal in Friday's 2-1 shootout loss to Detroit, his second goal in a four-game span. Analysis: Ryan Smyth is not one of Edmonton's elite offensive players but he's going to chip in occasionally for the struggling Oilers.
News: Viktor Fasth topped 22 of 23 shots in Friday's 2-1 shootout loss to Detroit. Analysis: Viktor Fasth has started two of five games since his arrival in Edmonton and figures to see a handful of starts for the Oil as the season winds down. He won't have the insulation of an Anaheim team in front of him, but Fasth isn't a bad option in daily leagues for a spot start if the matchup is favorable.
News: Vincent Trocheck iced Florida's 5-3 win over New Jersey on Friday with an empty-net goal, the first goal of his NHL career. Analysis: Vincent Trocheck was producing rather much in San Antonio (AHL) and figures to see some scoring chances for the Panthers as he likely will play out the season with the big club. He's one of several young, talented offensive players on the club's roster and is worth remembering in deep keeper leagues for next season. He was a high scorer during his OHL days with Saginaw and Plymouth.