News: Tom Gilbert scored his first career NHL playoff goal in Friday's Game 5 loss to Ottawa. Analysis: While it was a nice milestone for Tom Gilbert, the Habs are in trouble, having lost two straight games. The 32-year-old isn't a big offensive producer, having registered just one point in these playoffs, but he's logging decent minutes and has posted a 45-point season in his past. Don't expect many more goals, but he does play on the second power-play unit, so he could rack up a few more points if the Habs make it out of the first round.
News: Mika Zibanejad contributed a pair of helpers in Friday's Game 5 win over Montreal. Analysis: It was the second multi-point outing of the playoffs for Mika Zibanejad, who has collected four points in five games. Trailing the Canadiens 3-2 in their first-round series, the Senators will be looking to Zibanejad's line with Bobby Ryan to have another strong showing in Game 6 Sunday in Ottawa. With linemate Bobby Ryan snapping a 16-game goalless drought Friday, Zibanejad's production could increase as a result.
News: Mike Hoffman collected a pair of assists in Friday's Game 5 win over Montreal. Analysis: After scoring the game-winner in Game 4, Mike Hoffman got right back to the offense Friday. The 25-year-old has turned it up in these last two games, firing seven shots on goal and recording three points to help the Sens fend off elimination. With Ottawa now trailing Montreal 3-2 in the first round, look for Hoffman to have another strong outing in Game 6 Sunday at the Canadian Tire Center.
News: Petr Mrazek will be in net in Saturday's Game 5 against Tampa Bay, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports. Analysis: Petr Mrazek will look to bounce back from his relatively poor performance in Game 4 of the series, in which he allowed three goals on 29 shots.
News: De Haan (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's Game 6, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports. Analysis: It won't be a huge loss if Calvin de Haan isn't able to suit up on Saturday, as he's often been a healthy scratch for the Islanders throughout the 2014-2015 campaign. The team will confirm his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.
News: Erik Condra netted his first goal of the postseason in Friday's Game 5 victory over the Canadiens. Analysis: Erik Condra finished the evening with three shot attempts and a plus-2 rating. His upside is capped by his standing on the Senators' third line and lack of power-play time, but the team values the supplemental offense he's capable of providing in limited minutes.
News: Patrick Wiercioch supplied the game-winning goal in Friday's Game 5 victory over the Canadiens. Analysis: While he's not on the level of star defenseman Erik Karlsson, Patrick Wiercioch has emerged as a steady offensive presence from the blue line. Through five games, he's compiled two goals and two assists, with three of those points coming on the power play. He should make for a great value option in daily formats for the remainder of the series.
News: Greg Pateryn was credited with an assist in Friday's Game 5 loss to the Senators. Analysis: With Nathan Beaulieu out with an upper-body injury, Greg Pateryn has entered the lineup for the Habs the last two games. Though he came away with an assist Friday, Pateryn has seen a combined 20:18 of ice time over those two games, an amount that's probably too insignificant to aid his chances of piling up counting stats.
News: Luke Glendening will play in Saturday's Game 5. Analysis: It appears as though the thumb injury Luke Glendening suffered in the third period of Thursday's Game 4 is not serious enough to keep him out of Game 5 on Saturday. Glendening has already notched two goals in the series, and will look to keep that offensive production rolling on Saturday.
News: Braden Holtby will be between the pipes in Saturday's Game 6 against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Braden Holtby was excellent in Game 5 on Thursday, turning away 22 of the 23 shots he faced. He'll look to build on that excellent performance in Game 6 on Saturday.