News: Andrei Loktionov will face his former team Saturday when the Hurricanes visit the Devils. Analysis: Same colors, different team. This will be Andrei Loktionov's second game with Carolina after coming over earlier this week in exchange for Tuomo Ruutu and a conditional third-round pick. The Russian spent most of his time centering the third line between Pat Dwyer and Nathan Gerbe in his first game with the Canes on Friday, but the real story was the 4:04 of man advantage time he received. For a guy who normally averages 0:33 per game on the PP, he could be thrust into fantasy relevance if the power-play time keeps up. We wouldn`t count on it, however, since the Canes are dealing with an 0-for-25 slump on the man advantage and this was likely an experiment by coach Kirk Muller to jumpstart his offense. Look for him to be motivated Saturday against his ex-teammates.
News: Tyler Seguin's hot hand continued Saturday night with a goal and two assists in a 4-3 win over the Wild. He has eight points, including four goals, in his last two games. Analysis: The goal and one of the assists came the power play. The goal also matches his career mark (29) and the points put him hot on the tail of the top-five scorers in the NHL. He's gold; use him accordingly.
News: Pekka Rinne made 35 saves in a 1-0 loss to Columbus on Saturday night. It was his third consecutive start since returning from injury. Analysis: He looked strong, but he can't do it all -- someone from that team needs to look up goal on Wikipedia. Pekka Rinne will give you GAA and save percentage support, but wins may continue to be hard to find.
News: Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves Saturday in a 1-0 win over Nashville. He's now 4-2 in six games since the Olympic break. Analysis: His game is coming together -- make sure you take full advantage.
News: Artem Anisimov scored the Jackets' only goal in a 1-0 win Saturday over the Predators. He has six goals and one assist in his last six games. Analysis: Stick in the spurs and ride him hard -- these streaks do come to an end. Still, the goal was his 19th and that's a new career mark.
News: Keith Yandle delivered two assists Saturday in a loss to the Capitals. He has eight points, including seven assists, in his last eight games. Analysis: He won't equal his 59 high of 2010-11, but he's on track to finish in the mid-50s in terms of points. That means auto-roll, even in the shallowest of formats. He's a stud.
News: Troy Brouwer scored the winner on a third-period power play in Saturday's victory over the Coyotes. It was his 18th goal of the season and ninth power-play marker. Analysis: He's inching close to his career mark of 22, but those nine PPGs are a new high. He's ripping right now with eight goals in his last 10 games. Squeeze every ounce of goodness out of him before you have to bench him again.
News: Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves and earned a 3-2 win over Phoenix in his Washington debut on Saturday night. "It was really weird, wearing that jersey, looking down, seeing the red color," said Halak after the game. "The first half of the game, I was really nervous. I wanted to obviously leave a good impression on fans on my teammates and everybody in the organization." Analysis: He was acquired from Buffalo in a deadline deal on Wednesday. He got over those nerves fast to deliver a solid win -- he was beaten twice, but one was on the power play. He should strengthen the defensive back bone of the Caps as they work toward the postseason.
News: Jake Gardiner picked up his first point in 13 games when he scored a goal in Saturday's OT win over the Flyers. He has 18 points in 63 games this season. Analysis: His game has been slow to develop, but that's OK as long as there's progress being made. And we think there is, despite the brain farts that sometimes escape out his ears. He got lucky in OT when he made a poor decision to pinch and that left an odd-man rush the other way. His name is mentioned all the time in trade scenarios, but we have no idea if that's real or contrived. This season, he's a marginal activation in deep formats -- the points just come too far apart to make him playable on a consistent basis.
News: Nazem Kadri scored his 17th goal of the season in Saturday's OT win over Philadelphia and in doing so, he equaled his career high in points (44). Analysis: He's been a bit streaky this season and at times has appeared to struggle with the chemistry between him and linemate Joffrey Lupul. This is just his third point in his last seven games, but he now has a goal in back-to-back games. This may be the start of something nice.