News: Anders Lee is likely to be a scratch for Game 6 on Saturday, Zac Boyer of the Washington Times reports. Analysis: Anders Lee will likely be replaced by Eric Boulton in the lineup. The 24-year-old had been ineffective through the first five games of the Islanders' series and all signs point to Lee sitting out for Game 6.
News: Gabriel Bourque is on the ice for pre-game warm ups, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: Gabriel Bourque missed Game 5 with an upper-body injury, but was able to participate in Saturday's morning skate. He is taking part in warm ups and is slated to be on a line with Paul Gaustad and Viktor Stalberg.
News: Pekka Rinne will get the start Saturday for Game 6 against Chicago. Analysis: Pekka Rinne responded from Tuesday's triple overtime loss to hold Chicago to two goals on 30 shots in Game 5. He will be in net once again Saturday.
News: Nikita Nesterov is a healthy scratch for Saturday's Game 5 matchup with Detroit, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports. Analysis: Nikita Nesterov joins Mark Barberio and Jonathan Drouin among the Lightning's healthy scratches Saturday. He has accounted for three points through four games in Tampa Bay's series with Detroit.
News: Vladislav Namestnikov will return to the lineup Saturday for Game 5, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Vladislav Namestnikov did not play in Game 4, but will be on the ice for Saturday's Game 5 matchup. He will be on a line with Valtteri Filppula and Cedric Paquette.
News: Ben Bishop will start in net Saturday for Game 5 against Detroit. Analysis: Ben Bishop draws his fifth start of the series Saturday as the Lightning look to take a 3-2 advantage over the Red Wings. He allowed two goals on 24 shots in Thursday's overtime victory.
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 of Bobby Ryan and Milan Michalek to have another strong showing in Sunday's Game 6 in Ottawa. With Ryan snapping a 16-game goalless drought Friday, Zibanejad's production could increase by association if Ryan is able to parlay the effort into something more.
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 stepped up his offensive involvement again Friday. Over the last two games, the 25-year-old has fired off seven shots on goal and recorded three points to help the Sens fend off elimination. Hoffman will try to keep the wave of production going Sunday, when the Senators will take on the Canadiens in Game 6 at the Canadian Tire Center.
News: Ryan Pulock is not in the Islanders' lineup Saturday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Analysis: There had been some indication that Ryan Pulock could be in the Islanders' lineup for Game 6 after a glut of injuries along their blue line, but that won't be the case Saturday. Pulock could be available should the Islanders extend their series to Game 7.