News: Jannik Hansen scored his second goal of the playoffs and had an assist in Saturday's series-ending Game 6 loss to the Flames. Analysis: Jannik Hansen did alright in these playoffs, registering four points in six games. While the 29-year-old skated on the top line with the Sedin twins in the final few games, he remains a bottom-six player who can contribute 10-20 goals in the regular season.
News: Ryan Miller allowed five goals on 31 shots in Saturday's series-ending Game 6 loss to Calgary. Analysis: This marks the second straight year Ryan Miller has been acquired by a new team but that team has failed to make it out of the first round of the playoffs. It was an awful night for Miller, who had played very well in Games 4 and 5. While it's easy to point the finger at the goalie, the Canucks blew a 3-0 lead in the game and left the 34-year-old out to dry on a few of the goals. Eddie Lack proved his worth in the regular season and at times in the playoffs, but Miller still remains the starting goaltender in Vancouver as the Canucks enter the 2015 offseason.
News: Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the playoffs and added an assist in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Predators. Analysis: That's a three-game point streak for Patrick Kane, who has racked up seven points in six playoff games. Skating on the second line, the 26-year-old has been a factor every game, firing 19 shots on goal and registering a steady plus-3 rating. With 39 goals and 98 points in 99 career NHL playoff games, you expect more of Kane's magic in Round 2 and beyond.
News: Jonathan Toews scored his third goal of the playoffs and added two assists in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Predators. Analysis: Jonathan Toews has been a monster these playoffs, notching eight points in six games. He's got 89 points in 100 career NHL playoff games and once again if proving to be one of the best postseason performers in the NHL. The Blackhawks will play the winner of the Wild and Blues series, so expect Toews to continue to pile up points as chicago continues to go deeper into the playoffs.
News: Patrick Sharp scored his third goal of the playoffs and added an assist in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Predators. Analysis: Patrick Sharp is having a great postseason, notching five points in six games to help Chicago advance on to the second round. He may be skating on the third line, but he's seeing quality power-play time and has fired 24 shots on goal -- fourth most in the NHL. With 41 goals in 112 career NHL playoff games, look for the postseason performer to continue to light it up in the second round.
News: Duncan Keith scored the game-winning goal and had two assists Saturday against Nashville in Game 6 of their first-round series. The Blackhawks eliminated the Predators with a 4-3 victory. Analysis: A marvelous outing from Duncan Keith, who has been on fire in these playoffs. He sits second in NHL playoff scoring with seven points and has already scored two game-winning goals for the Blackhawks. With a whopping 15 shots on goal in his last three outings, look for the surging Keith to continue his excellent play into the second round.
News: Matt Stajan scored the game-winning goal and registered two assists in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 victory over Vancouver. Analysis: What a way to get your first NHL playoff goal, as Matt Stajan finished the first round with four points in six games. Skating on the third line with Michael Ferland, Stajan played a key role in the team's first-round series win, recording a plus-5 rating and posting a 50.3 faceoff percentage. If the Flames can continue to get contributions from their bottom-six, they could potentially get past Anaheim in Round 2.
News: Johnny Gaudreau scored his second goal of the playoffs and had two assists in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over Vancouver. Analysis: Johnny Gaudreau had a great first round, registering six points in six games. He was held off the scoresheet in just two of the games and logged over 20 minutes of ice time in Games 4, 5 and 6. The 21-year-old is a rising fantasy stud and will play a key role for the Flames once again in Round 2 against the Ducks.
News: Anders Lee is likely to be a scratch for Game 6 on Saturday, Zac Boyer of the Washington Times reports. Analysis: Anders Lee will likely be replaced by Eric Boulton in the lineup. The 24-year-old had been ineffective through the first five games of the Islanders' series and all signs point to Lee sitting out for Game 6.
News: James Neal scored a pair of goals, dished out six hits and collected four PIM in Saturday's series-ending Game 6 loss to Chicago. Analysis: While the Predators may be eliminated from the playoffs, James Neal finished the postseason red-hot, recording back-to-back multi-point outings and scoring in three straight games. The 27-year-old was productive throughout the postseason, firing a whopping 25 shots on goal and notching eight PIM. He'll look to build on this strong finish when he enters his second season with Nashville in 2015-16.