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: Andrew Shaw continued to rack up the points with an assist on Friday in the Blackhawks' 3-2 loss to the Predators. Analysis: With the assist Andrew Shaw has two goals and three assists in the last four games to add to his career best 16 goals and 15 assists in 65 games in the 13-14 season. While has skated mainly on the third line, he has skated on the first line while Marian Hossa has been out with an injury. Hossa is expected to return either Sunday against the Red Wings or Tuesday against the Flyers so Shaw should return back to the third line. In nine career games against Detroit, Shaw has three goals.
News: Anders Nilsson will be in net for the Islanders when they face the Sabres on Saturday. Analysis: Anders Nilsson has lost three of his last four starts and has allowed a total of 12 goals in that span. The 23-year-old is now 2-4-2 with a 3.51 GAA and .883 save percentage.
News: Joe Thornton scored on one of two shots in Friday's win over the Islanders. Analysis: Joe Thornton has been great since the Olympic break, tallying two goals and seven assists on nine games.
News: Patrik Berglund (lower-body) is questionable for Saturday against the Predators. Analysis: Coach Ken Hitchcock said that Patrik Berglund was fine even after the center left Thursday's game in the third period with the injury. He took part in about 15 minutes of Friday's practice before heading off to the trainer's room. Consider him day-to-day still and a game-time decision Saturday.
News: Logan Couture assisted on the first goal of the game in a win over the Islanders on Friday. Analysis: Over the last four games Logan Couture has a goal and five assists. He's playing great and the Sharks scoring surge in recent weeks is helping ensure that teams aren't able to focus a shutdown line on Couture's line with Patrick Marleau.