News: Viktor Fasth has arrived in Edmonton and could start as early as Sunday. Analysis: The Oilers have done a solid job of upgrading their goaltending with the addition of Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth this season. Fasth could have a shot at the starting role should Scrivens falter but at this point in time he looks like the backup.
News: Vincent Lecavalier was ejected after twice fighting Capitals' defenseman John Erskine. The Flyers' center said the fight was "instinctive," according to Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly.com. Analysis: Vincent Lecavalier rewarded owners with 17 PIM as a result of the fight. But don't expect much more PIM-performances like this -- he's only earned four game misconduct penalties in his career.
News: Rickard Rakell was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Thursday. Analysis: The 20-year-old made a minimal impact with the Ducks in seven games earlier this season, but he's been highly productive for Norfolk, notching 14 goals and 23 assists over 43 contests. He'll likely play Friday in the event Teemu Selanne (flu) is not ready to play.
News: Martin Brodeur will start Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Analysis: Prior to the NHL's Wednesday trade deadline, there had been plenty of speculation that Martin Brodeur might be traded, but the report notes that the veteran goalie wasn't approached about possibly waiving his no-trade clause. As a result, he'll continue to work in tandem with Cory Schneider, who will start Friday's game against the Red Wings.
News: Cory Schneider will start Friday's game against the Red Wings, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Analysis: Moreover, Martin Brodeur, who will now finish up the season with the Devils despite rumors circulating that he would be dealt by the team in advance of the NHL's trade deadline, is on track to start Saturday's game against the Hurricanes.
News: Jeff Zatkoff was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and appears likely to receive the start Thursday vs. the Sharks, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: With the Penguins beginning a back-to-back set out west, it appears Jeff Zatkoff will lead off, with Marc-Andre Fleury presumably drawing the nod Friday vs. the Ducks. Zatkoff has actually performed better on the road than he has in Pittsburgh this season, owning a 6-1-1 record, 2.50 GAA and .917 save percentage over eight appearances.
News: Pekka Rinne stopped 20 of 22 shots in Thursday's loss toe St. Louis. Analysis: Pekka Rinne's second start back went better than his first, but Ryan Miller outlasted him on the other end. Nonetheless, it remains a positive that Rinne already looks healthy and reasonably effective so soon after returning from a lengthy absence.
News: Ryan Miller stopped 20 of 21 shots Thursday in Nashville to collect his third win in three starts since joining the Blues. Analysis: This whole 'defensively responsible teammates who can also score' thing is really working out for Ryan Miller thus far, to the glee of his fantasy owners. Roll him out whenever he's in net, which will be most of the Blues' games.
News: Erik Johnson dished out two assists and went plus-3 Thursday in an overtime win against the Red Wings. Analysis: All of a sudden, Erik Johnson is living up to his pedigree. He's got six points in his last three games and is plus-5 in that span to boot, all while playing a physical game (seven hits) and a defensively responsible one (six blocks).
News: Ryan O'Reilly picked up two assists and went plus-3 during Thursday's overtime win in Detroit, pushing his point streak to five games and nine points. Analysis: Those five games coincide with the post-Olympic resumption of play, as Ryan O'Reilly -- who went into the break on a down note -- has come out flying. He's now reached 50 points for the second time in his career and is easily on pace to eclipse his career high of 55, set in 2011-12.