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: Karri Ramo made 17 save on 19 shots in relief of Jonas Hiller in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Canucks. Analysis: While Karri Ramo saw relief action twice in the first round, Jonas Hiller has otherwise looked phenomenal in these playoffs, recording a .931 save percentage. Even though Ramo got the Flames the Game 6 win, expect Hiller to get the call for Game 1 against the Ducks in the second round. If Hiller struggles out of the gate, Ramo is a safe and viable backup option who coach Bob Hartley won't hesitate to use.
News: Jonas Hiller was pulled from Saturday's Game 6 against Vancouver after giving up two goals on three shots. Karri Ramo entered the game and the Flames rallied to defeat the Canucks 7-4, eliminating them from the postseason. Analysis: While Ramo was the hero Saturday, Jonas Hiller was the hero of the series, posting a .931 save percentage and 2.20 GAA. While it was a rough night for Hiller, the 33-year-old owns some of the best stats in these playoffs and should be in the crease when the Flames face the Ducks in Round 2.
News: Sean Monahan scored his second goal of the playoffs and added two assists in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Canucks. Analysis: A great finish to the first round for Sean Monahan, who racked up five points in six games. Monahan's line with Johnny Gaudreau and Jiri Hudler was electric Saturday, combining for 10 points in the victory. The 20-year-old, who had 31 goals in the regular season, will need to keep producing if Calgary hopes to have any chance of getting past the high-flying Ducks in Round 2.
News: David Jones dished out three helpers in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over Vancouver. Analysis: A great performance from David Jones, who also scored a goal in Game 5. Jones finished the first round with two goals, five points and a plus-5 rating in six games. The 30-year-old isn't a huge offensive producer, but he's a solid bottom-six scorer who can chip in every now and then. If Jones' line with Matt Stajan and Michael Ferland can keep producing, the Flames could have a shot at getting past Anaheim in Round 2.