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: 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, the team has not said whether or not they expect him back for Sunday's game against Winnipeg.
News: Chad Johnson will start in goal for the Bruins when they face the Hurricanes on Saturday, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports. Analysis: Chad Johnson has won his last two starts and has allowed just three goals over that span. He is 13-3-1 with a 2.22 GAA and .919 save percentage.
News: Vernon Fiddler had an assist and a shot in a shootout loss to Calgary on Friday. Analysis: Vernon Fiddler's production has been slow lately, with only a goal and two assists in his last 16 games. At this point in the season, if you're playing Fiddler, it'd be worth looking for players on par with him, but with higher upside. Even with a lot of injuries in Dallas, Fiddler's upside is very limited.
News: Daniel Paille (concussion) was cleared to play Saturday, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: Daniel Paille was diagnosed with a minor concussion on March 11, but has been showing strong signs of improvement each day. While he was cleared to play, it is not yet known whether he will play Saturday against the Hurricanes.