Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek recorded his second shutout of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals as Detroit beat Tampa Bay, 4-0, in Game 5 on Saturday.
Insight: Mrazek stopped all 28 shots he faced. Even with the hiccup in Game 3 where Mrazek allowed four goals on 18 shots, he has posted a .940 save percentage and 1.91 GAA. Detroit leads the series, 3-2.
Description: Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak had his best game of the series in Game 6 to help New York strave off elimination, beating Washington, 3-1, on Saturday in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: Halak made 38 saves on 39 shots in what could be the final game at the Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders will have to win Game 7 on Monday in order to ensure more home games. Halak has a .913 save percentage and a 2.61 GAA in the series.
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a solid Game 6, but Washington only scored once as the New York Islanders won, 3-1, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Holtby made 35 saves on 37 chances, but it wasn't enough as his counterpart, Jaroslav Halak, only allowed one goal. The final New York goal was an empty-netter. Holtby is 2-3 in the series, but he has allowed just two goals in the last 58 shots he has faced. Game 7 is on Monday.
Description: Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack gave up three goals in seven shots during Gamr 4 of the series with Calgary and will not start Game 5.
Insight: Lack is 1-3 in the playoffs with a 3.03 GAA and .886 save percentage. The Canucks will go with the veteran in Game 5. Ryan Miller will get the call. Miller was 29-15-1 this season with a 2.53 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller played for the first time this postseason on Tuesday, stopping all 15 shots he faced in the final two periods of Game 4 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Flames and will get the start on Thursday in Game 5.
Insight: He replaces Eddie Lack. Miller has a career 27-26 playoff record with a 2.47 GAA and .916 save percentage, most of which was when he played for the Sabres.
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made 45 saves, but it wasn't enough in the triple overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference on Tuesday.
Insight: Rinne was excellent in overtime, but Nashville was able to beat Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling. On the game-winning goal, Rinne was screened and had no chance to stop the shot. Nashville returns home for Game 5 trailing in the series, 3-1.
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling made 50 saves in the, 3-2, triple overtime victory over the Predators in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: The game lasted into the early part of the morning as Brent Seabrook scored the game-winning one minute into triple overtime. Chicago really took over this game in the third period, and as a result, Darling only made five saves in the period, but he stopped 20 shots in overtime. He is 3-0 with a .969 save percentage in the series.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller played for the first time this postseason on Tuesday, stopping all 15 shots he faced in the final two periods of Game 4 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Flames.
Insight: It wasn't enough, however, as Calgary won, 3-1. All the scoring took place in the first period. Miller replaced starter Eddie Lack, who allowed three goals on seven shots. With the Flames ahead in the series, 3-1, it will be interesting to see who the Canucks start in Game 5 on Thursday.
Description: Flames goalie Jonas Hiller continued his strong play in the Western Conference Quarterfinals as he stopped 28-of-29 shots in Game 4, and Calgary beat Vancouver, 3-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Hiller has been one of the best goaltenders through the first half of the postseason's first round. He is 3-1 with a .938 save percentage in four games. Calgary will have a chance to clinch the series victory on Thursday.
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continued his inconsistent play in the postseason as Tampa Bay dropped Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 3-0, on Tuesday.
Insight: Bishop had a rough Game 1 but responded with a very strong Game 2 to even the series. In Game 3, Bishop allowed two goals on 20 shots to post a .900 save percentage. He has a .897 save percentage in the series, and Detroit leads, 2-1.
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 22 saves in the, 3-0, victory over the Lightning on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: There was a little bit of debate whether Detroit should stick with Mrazek or switch to Jimmy Howard, who played the third period of Game 2. Coach Mike Babcock made the right choice to stick with Mrazek as he picked up his first career postseason shutout. The underdog Red Wings lead the series, 2-1.
Description: Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury continues to battle and has kept Pittsburgh in the series versus the Rangers.
Insight: Fans can criticize him for past postseasons, but Fleury has made some big saves in the first round of the 2015 playoffs. On Monday, he made a couple wonderful saves when the Penguins trailed, 2-0. Pittsburgh scored late and nearly tied it at two, which would not have been possible without the heroics of Fleury. Still, Pittsburgh will be asking for more from their netminder as New York leads the series, 2-1, after Monday's, 2-1, victory.
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist didn't get a ton of work, but he stopped all the ones he had to in order for New York to win Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Monday versus the Penguins, 2-1.
Insight: Pittsburgh didn't get a shot on goal in the first 15 minutes of the game, and the Penguins only had 11 shots through the first two periods, but they turned it on in the third to record 13 shots on Lundqvist in the period. The Rangers netminder let one slip by with six minutes to go in regulation, but that was it. New York regains home ice and leads the series, 2-1.
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price made 33 saves in the, 2-1, overtime victory over the Senators in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Senators goaltender Craig Anderson was stealing the show as he worked on a shutout deep into the third period, but Dal Weise scored late in the period and then in overtime to spoil Anderson's great performance. Price didn't get as much work as Anderson, but he stopped 33-of-34 shot attempts. Montreal leads the series, 3-0.
Description: Senators goalie Craig Anderson played an exceptional game in a losing effort in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: The magic seems to be running out for Ottawa, who is down, 3-0, in the series versus Montreal. Senators coach Dave Cameron replaced Andrew Hammond with Anderson in Game 3, and Anderson played extremely well, making 47 saves on 49 shots, but he wasn't able to stop Dale Weise's wrister in overtime. The shot beat him short side, and it is one Anderson would probably like to have back. Anderson will likely remain Ottawa's goalie for Game 4 on Wednesday.
Description: Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack made 22 saves in the, 4-1, victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Friday.
Insight: Vancouver dominated this game, outshooting Calgary, 32-23. Lack nearly had the shutout, but he allowed a goal with under four minutes to go. Lack has stopped 50-of-53 save chances in the series, which is now tied 1-1.
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond made 39 saves in the Game 2 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals loss to the Canadiens on Friday.
Insight: Hammond allowed three very makable saves, which was disappointing as the Senators were very close to stealing a game in Montreal. Hammond allowed the game-winner in overtime on a shot that went through his arm. It's not like Hammond has been bad, but he will have to be better if Ottawa is going to comeback from the 2-0 deficit versus Montreal.
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby is not starting Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Islanders according to NBC Sports.
Insight: It's a tough break for the Capitals, who already trail in the series, 1-0. Holtby is sick, so Philipp Grubauer will get his first career NHL playoff start. Grubauer has played well this season, but it was in the AHL at Hershey.
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 44 saves in the Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Lightning on Thursday.
Insight: Mrazek stopped 44-of-46 shots in the, 3-2, victory. After a rough finish to the season for both Mrazek and fellow Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard, it was unclear who would start in net. It is now clear that Mrazek is the man after his performance in Game 1.
Description: Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury yielded two suspect goals in the first period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Rangers, but he bounced back to have a very nice game overall.
Insight: On the first shot of the game, Fleury made a save but coughed up a very juicy rebound and Derick Brassard took advantage to score the first goal of the game. The second goal came from Ryan McDonaugh on the point of the power play, but it didn't appear to deflect off of anyone. Another save Fleury probably should have made. To his credit, he made some fantastic saves and controlled his rebounds the rest of the game and prevented Game 1 from getting out of hand. Pittsburgh lost, 2-1, but the Penguins should feel good about the way they played in the second and third periods.
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist had 24 saves in the Game 1 victory in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Penguins on Thursday.
Insight: Lundqvist didn't get much consistent work, but he made some quality saves when the Penguins turned up the heat in the second and third periods. The Rangers defense in front of Lundqvist is so good that Pittsburgh really didn't get a ton of great scoring chances.
Description: Flames goalie Jonas Hiller stopped 29-of-30 shots in the, 2-1, thrilling victory over the Canucks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: Canucks center Bo Horvat in the second period, but the Flames played the role of comeback kids again as they scored twice in the third period with the final goal coming with under 30 seconds left in regulation. Hiller made 13 saves in that third period.
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling made 42 saves in relief of Corey Crawford versus the Predators in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Insight: Crawford allowed three goals in the first period as Chicago fell behind, 3-0. Blackhawks coach Joe Quenneville replaced Crawford with the rookie Darling, who was excellent and allowed Chicago to comeback and win. Darling was particularly good in overtime, stopping all 23 shots he faced. It will be interesting to see if the Blackhawks stick with Darling in Game to or go back to Crawford.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller allowed five goals in his return to the net on Saturday against the Oilers.
Insight: This does not bode well for Miller starting in the playoffs. This was Miller's first start since Feb. 22, and the fact he allowed five goals to lowly Edmonton should not give Vancouver much confidence. It will be interesting to see who the Canucks start in net.
Description: Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Coyotes in the season finale.
Insight: Andersen made 23 saves in the victory. He hit a road bump, allowing four goals to the Stars on Wednesday, but Andersen has been solid lately. He has allowed two goals or fewer in four of his last five starts. Andersen will probably be the starting goaltender for the top-seeded Ducks in the playoffs.
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price didn't look great, but he did win his 44th game of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Price allowed three goals against the Maple Leafs to record a .864 save percentage, but he stopped both Toronto shots in the shootout. Price finishes the regular season 44-16-6 and is the favor to win the Vezina Trophy.
Description: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward played well in the final game this season, stopped 27-of-28 shots.
Insight: But as usual, Ward did not get the win because the offense in front of him is awful. Ward didn't have a great season statistically, but on a better team, he could have won more games. He finished 22-24-5.
Description: In the biggest game of the season, Marc-Andre Fleury captured his 10th shutout of the season as the Penguins clinched the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Insight: Fleury made some nice saves in the first period on Saturday versus the Sabres, but Buffalo didn't get many chances after that. Fleury made 28 saves in the crucial game. He finished the year 34-20-9.
Description: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 20 saves in the season finale to beat the Sharks, 4-1, on Saturday.
Insight: Quick was a bit disappointing this season with a 36-22-13 record, but his team just didn't play as well around him as they did a season ago. Quick and the Kings should be a contender again in the Western Conference next season.
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist won his 30th game of the season on Saturday as New York beat Washington, 4-2.
Insight: Lundqvist made 22 saves in the victory to improve his record to 30-13-3. Fantasy owners were a bit disappointed with Lundqvist's numbers this season, but it wasn't his fault he missed so much time with his neck injury. Lundqvist and the Rangers appears poised for another deep playoff run.