Five NHL questions: Flyers look for first win, Teemu Selanne returns to Winnipeg

Richard Wolowicz

A daily feature which asks the five biggest questions about today's NHL action. Will they be answered? (That doesn't count as one of the five questions.)

1. Will the Flyers or Hurricanes get their first win?

Carolina came oh-so-close to an opening night win on Friday before blowing the lead with 17 seconds remaining and eventually losing to Detroit in overtime. So the Hurricanes will come into Sunday with much more confidence than the Flyers, who have been outscored 7-2 in their first two games. TSN's Darren Dreger says Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette has 10-15 games to save his job, so consider this a must-win for the Flyers.

2. What will the scene be like in Winnipeg?

Teemu Selanne makes his final return to the city where it all started on Sunday, and you can bet the Winnipeg fans will express their love for him loudly and earnestly. Expect video tributes, deafening cheers and a few shed tears from the Finnish Flash. Oh, and a goal or two would be a nice way to finish it off for Selanne.

3. Are the Sedin twins just starting to heat up?

Vancouver's talented Swedish pair combined for five points on Saturday against the Oilers en route to a 6-2 win. Calgary has played admirably through two games, but will they be able to slow down the Sedins?

4. Can the Flyers stay out of the penalty box?

Philadelphia has been shorthanded 11 times in two games, which is already ridiculous before you consider they've only killed off 72.7 percent of those penalties. No wonder they haven't scored much at all. Is this the game they finally rein things in and limit the penalties?

5. Can the Jets make it to 3-0-0?

Selanne's trip to Winnipeg has buried the fact that the Jets are playing very well through two games. Offseason addition Devin Setoguchi scored twice on Friday, and the Jets completed a dramatic three-goal comeback win against Edmonton in their season opener. Continuing the unbeaten streak would go a long way in developing confidence for a squad most picked to finish last in the Central.

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