1. Can the Leafs end their drought against Chicago?
Toronto hasn't beaten the Blackhawks in ten years. Granted, that's only seven games due to the NHL's odd scheduling over the last decade. But a stronger defensive performance coupled with a win at the United Center would help the Leafs keep pace with the Red Wings atop the Atlantic Division.
2. Will the Bruins complete the Sunshine State Sweep?
Boston took care of the Florida Panthers on Thursday in a 3-2 win, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will pose a much stiffer challenge. The Lightning are 5-2 and rolling on the back of goalie Ben Bishop's stellar performance. The 6-foot-7 goalie is 5-0-0 with a 1.57 GAA and .943 save percentage. The Bruins have used early leads to their advantage as of late, but doing so on Saturday will be difficult.
Good news, Devils fans: Saturday might be the night you've been waiting for! New Jersey is off to an 0-3-2 start, the worst start to a season in franchise history. But they have two factors in their favor on Saturday. First, they're finally playing in front of their home crowd. And despite looking better as of late, the visiting Rangers have been inconsistent and are without forwards Ryan Callahan, Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin. This is New Jersey's best chance to get off the Cory Schneider. Er, schneid.
4. Who wins the battle for Canada's starting goaltender spot?
The Canucks and Penguins face off on Saturday, meaning Canadians can watch both contenders for the Olympic goaltending job in one game. Vancouver's Roberto Luongo is coming off his first shutout of the season on Thursday against the Sabres. Fleury is 6-0-0 with a 1.67 GAA and a .932 save percentage. Something's got to give.
5. Will Montreal extend their winning streak?
The Habs have will look to win their fifth straight game on Saturday against the Nashville Predators. These two teams have only played each other seven times.