Description: Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp was on a mission in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Predators.
Insight: Sharp was all over the ice in the early going, and he seemed to get better as his confidence grew. Sharp had five shots on goal and scored Chicago's first goal, but the game got out of hand late as Nashville won, 6-2.
Description: Stars winger Jamie Benn scored a hat trick and added an assist to win the Art Ross Trophy.
Insight: Benn scored a pair of goals in the first period and then added an empty net goal to tie John Tavares for the league lead in points, but Benn wasn't done. Even though Nashville put their goaltender back in the net, Cody Eakin scored on a pass from Benn. The four point night gave Benn 87 points on the season, one more than the Islanders' Tavares.
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored in the final two minutes of regulation, but he only prolonged the inevitable as Boston was eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday.
Insight: Pittsburgh's victory over Buffalo actually eliminated Boston, but the Bruins also lost in a shootout. To their credit, it was admirable Marchand scored and forced overtime even though the team knew it meant nothing. Marchand finished the season with 24 goals and 18 assists.
Description: Oilers left wing Benoit Pouliot scored a goal in the, 4-2, victory over the Kings on Tuesday.
Insight: Edmonton was playing spoiler to Los Angeles, who badly needed the points. The Kings are now two points behind the Flames for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs, but Los Angeles and Calgary will play each other on Thursday. Pouliot has 18 goals and 13 assists in 56 games this season.
Description: Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored the game-tying goal in the, 4-3, comeback victory over the Penguins on Tuesday.
Insight: Hoffman amassed six shots on net, leading the team. The Senators trailed this game, 3-0, after the first period, but completely turning the table after that as they registered 37 shots on net in the second, third and overtime periods.
Description: Sabres winger Tyler Ennis scored his 20th goal of the season in the, 4-3, victory over the Hurricanes.
Insight: Ennis now has three 20-goal seasons in his career. His goal made it, 4-0, Buffalo, but it proved to be the game-winner as Carolina scored the final three goals of the game. Ennis also had an assist in the victory and has 25 of them this season.