5 NHL questions: Flyers regroup, Jonathan Toews returns to Winnipeg

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A daily feature that 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. How do the Flyers fare after Friday's debacle?

The Capitals' 7-0 rout in Philly left even Flyers coach Craig Berube saying "It can't get a whole lot lower." It was one of the worst home games in the franchise's history, and they don't have any time to lick their wounds. Philadelphia travels to New Jersey on Saturday. The result will go one of two ways. Either the Flyers rally around each other and play well, or they collapse like a dying star and get romped on again.

2. Will Captain Serious impress his hometown fans?

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews visits his hometown for the first time as a player when the Blackhawks take on the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Toews is red-hot after scoring a hat-trick on Tuesday in Ottawa. It's also the first time these two squads face off as division rivals.

3. Can Toronto's goalie (whoever it is) extend the Leafs' win streak to four games?

Tough decision for coach Randy Carlyle. Both Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer have been playing great hockey as of late. Whoever starts in net will have to slow down the Sedin twins. Daniel is riding a five-game point streak, while his brother Henrik is on a ten-game point streak.

4. Will Sergei Bobrovsky bounce back?

"Bob" was chased from Friday's affair with Pittsburgh after giving up three goals on just 13 shots. He'll get another crack at it on Saturday when the Penguins visit Columbus.

5. The Coyotes are riding high, but can they beat the Sharks?

Phoenix is off to a 9-3-2 start, somewhat surprising after such a disappointing 2013 season. They've been winning because of their offense, which is scoring at a 3.36 goals per game clip so far. To win on Saturday they'll have to solve Antii Niemi, one of the best goaltenders so far this season.

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