5 NHL questions: Caps look to Round 2 with Flyers

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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. Will the Flyers be able to rebound against the Capitals?

Philadelphia has not had much luck against Washington this season. After losing 7-0 in their first meeting, the Flyers blew a 4-1 lead when the two teams played on Sunday. The Capitals have outscored the Flyers 12-4 in two games and have held Philly scoreless on the power play while converting on 25 percent of their own man-advantages.

2. Will the Vancouver Canucks maintain its seven-game winning streak?

Vancouver is on fire, winning seven straight and looking to extend that run against the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota is 4-5-1 in its last 10 games and is entering the contest off a shootout victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

3. How will Bryan Bickell perform in his return?

Bickell missed 14 games while rehabbing a knee injury. The Blackhawks were no worse for wear, as the team compiled a 10-3-1 record over that span. Bickell is expected to draw onto the third line with Andrew Shaw and Brandon Saad.

4. Will the Florida Panthers extend its three-game winning streak?

Florida has won three straight and will look to extend that run against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Toronto is 1-4-0 in its last four games and is coming off a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.

5. Can Dallas rebound against Colorado?

The Stars and Avalanche will closeout the back-end of a home-and-home series on Tuesday night in Dallas. Colorado won convincingly on Monday night, 6-2. The Avalanche have accumulated an 11-4-0 record on the road this season and will attempt to improve that standing on Tuesday.

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