News: Derrick Pouliot tallied assists in back-to-back games over the weekend. Analysis: His role with Pittsburgh has increased with Kris Letang sidelined due to a concussion. Derrick Pouliot has the skill to produce offensively but is far from a finished product. He now has two goals and seven points in 30 games and deserves consideration as a waiver-wire pickup.
News: David Perron went pointless with a minus-1 rating Sunday but scored a shootout goal to help give Pittsburgh a 3-2 win over the Sharks. Analysis: Although he skated only 10 minutes and played primarily on the fourth line (due to illness), his goal in the shootout may have been his most important shot in a Penguins sweater. David Perron has struggled to light the lamp lately, collecting three goals in his last 21 contests.
News: Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 of 32 shots Sunday, helping the Pens to a 3-2 shootout victory over San Jose. Analysis: Despite playing the entire game down a man with only five defensemen and playing short-handed for four minutes during overtime, Marc-Andre Fleury came up big in a gut-check game. His 33 wins represent a full-season low with six games remaining. The netminder's GAA (2.26) and save percentage (.922) are both career bests, however.
News: Joakim Andersson tallied the game-winning goal in Saturday's 4-0 triumph over the Lightning. Analysis: It's just the second goal and seventh point of the season for Joakim Andersson, who doesn't see many scoring chances as a bottom-six forward. Andersson's fantasy value is further limited by the lack of PIM and hits he provides relative to many of his peers on the third and fourth line.
News: Ryan Murphy picked up an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's win over the Devils. Analysis: Ryan Murphy has begun to carve out some utility in very deep formats lately, providing two goals, an assist, and six shots on goal over his last four games. He'll need to keep that run of scoring going to enjoy broader fantasy appeal, but if nothing else, he's making a strong case for a top-four spot on defense with the Hurricanes in 2015-16-.
News: Jaroslav Halak will start Sunday's game against the Red Wings. Analysis: Jaroslav Halak, who gave way to Michal Neuvirth in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks, will return to the Isles' net on Sunday, with the team looking to snap a three-game slide at home.
News: Cam Ward turned away 21 of 22 shots in Saturday's win over the Devils. Analysis: In a game between two the league's weakest scoring attacks, there predictably wasn't much offense to be found as the teams combined for four goals and 54 shot attempts. Cam Ward was just a bit sharper than opposing netminder Keith Kinkaid, earning the Carolina goalie his second win in two starts since returning from a bout with the flu. Coach Bill Peters is set to go with Anton Khudobin as the starter Sunday versus the Bruins, but Ward's solid showings his last two times out might put him on the inside track to finish the year as the Hurricanes' No. 1 netminder.
News: Alexander Semin (hamstring) is slated to play Sunday against the Bruins, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Analysis: With Alexander Semin, who missed Saturday's game, back in the lineup, Brad Malone looks like the odd man out for Carolina up front on Sunday.
News: Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots but let in three goals in the Panthers' overtime loss to the Canadiens on Saturday. Analysis: The defeat was a pretty big setback to the Panthers' playoff odds, but with the team still in the thick of the race, Roberto Luongo figures to draw the starting assignment again Sunday versus the Senators. Luongo is 3-1-1 in his five games since returning from a shoulder injury March 19.
News: Brian Elliott is slated to start Monday's game against the Canucks, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Analysis: Brian Elliott stopped only 13 of 16 shots Saturday against the Blue Jackets to take his third straight loss. He'll look to turn things around Monday against a Vancouver squad that has dropped two straight games by a combined tally of 8-4.