News: Calvin Pickard stopped all 17 of the shots he faced for his first NHL win Saturday against Carolina. Analysis: Pikcard didn't start Saturday's game, but was called upon in the first period after starter Reto Berra was pulled. Berra gave up three goals on 10 shots, but Calvin Pickard was able to step in and help the team comeback to defeat the Canes. With the way Berra has struggled this season, there is a chance Pickard could stick with the Avalanche once starter Semyon Varlamov (groin) returns from injury. The 22-year-old youngster is 1-2-0 this season with a respectable .913 save percentage and 2.66 GAA.
News: Andrei Markov's first-period, power play goal held up as the game winner in Saturday night's 2-0 win over Boston. Analysis: The goal was Andrei Markov's 100th of his career and joins legendary Canadiens Larry Robinson, Serge Savard and Guy LaPointe as defensemen in the 100-goal club.
News: Antti Niemi picked up his sixth loss in seven games Saturday, giving up three goals on 25 shots against the Coyotes. Analysis: While the game was lost in a shootout, it wasn't a great outing for Antti Niemi, who now drops to 7-6-3 on the season. Although Niemi is struggling to win games, he hasn't been horrible, allowing only eight goals over his last four starts. He will continue to be a workhorse in the San Jose crease, but monitor the headlines, as it is possible the 31-year-old might be traded from the slumping Sharks at some point this season.
News: Devan Dubnyk stopped 40 of 43 shots in regulation before denying all three Sharks' shooters in the shootout for his fourth straight win Saturday against San Jose. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk is now 5-0-1 this season with a .926 save percentage and 2.34 GAA. Considering starer Mike Smith has lost five straight games, the team won't hesitate to start Dubnyk, especially considering that the former Oilers has given up only four goals over his last three games. Dubnyk is emerging as one of the best backup goalies this season.
News: Tommy Wingels scored his sixth goal of the season and had five hits in Saturday's shootout loss to Arizona. Analysis: The goal was Tommy Wingels' first in 11 games, as the 26-year-old has been struggling to produce on the team's third line. He remains on the power-play though, where he has scored two of his goals this season. After posting a career-high 16 goals in 2013-14, Wingels should be able to reach the 20-goal mark in 2014-15.
News: Mikkel Boedker contributed a pair of assists in Saturday's win over San Jose. Analysis: Mikkel Boedker has produced steadily this season, collecting seven goals and 14 points in 21 games. After posting a career-high 19 goals and 51 points in 2013-14, Boedker could very well surpass those totals this season. Skating on the top line and top power-play unit, Boedker could hit the 25-goal mark for the first time in his career.
News: Shane Doan scored his seventh goal of the season, had an assist, and picked up four PIM in Saturday's win over San Jose. Analysis: Shane Doan now has a respectable 14 points in 21 games this season, to go with a minus-5 rating. The 38-year-old is on track for another season in the 25-goal and 50-point range.
News: Viktor Fasth stopped 15 of 17 shots in relief duty Saturday against the Blackhawks. Analysis: Starter Ben Scrivens was pulled after giving up five goals on 13 shots, so Viktor Fasth was thrown in to try and fend off the dominant Blackhawks. While it was Scrivens who was credited with the loss, Fasth is still winless in his last two starts and has posted a lackluster .890 save percentage and 3.337 GAA on the season. It's best just to stay away from Fasth right now, as the Oilers have lost seven straight and Fasth has done nothing to show he should start ahead of Scrivens.
News: Ben Scrivens was pulled Saturday against the Blackhawks after giving up five goals on 13 shots. Analysis: Because the Oilers only mustered one goal on the night, Ben Scrivens was credited with the loss -- his seventh straight. Scrivens is now 4-9-1 on the season with a disastrous .887 save percentage and 3.35 GAA. Unless the Oilers start to turn things around, it's best just to stay away from Scrivens for now.
News: Corey Crawford stopped all but one of the 25 shots he faced in Saturday's blowout victory over Edmonton. Analysis: Corey Crawford wasn't expected to start Saturday, but was called upon after news surfaced that expected starter Antti Raanta was ill. Crawford has now won three straight games, advancing to 9-4-1 on the season. He has simply been one of the best fantasy options in net thus far, recording a .928 save percentage and 1.90 GAA. If Raanta isn't good to go Sunday, Crawford will make the start against the resurgent Canucks.