NHL schedule: Five questions for Wednesday

Christian Petersen

A daily feature which asks the five hardest-hitting questions imaginable about this day in the NHL. Will our quandaries be answered? (That doesn't count as one of the five questions.)

1. Will the Chicago Blackhawks continue their point-streak?

It's still going, so we're still asking. Dating back to last season, the Blackhawks have gone 29 straight games without a regulation loss. Will the streak extend to 30 games following their contest against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night?

2. Will the Blackhawks extend their winning-streak, too?

Hockey is going well in Chicago. Not only has the team gone 29 games without a regulation loss, they've also won their last 10 games, which set a franchise record. While the point streak can be extended with an overtime/shootout loss, the winning streak can not. Will it survive another night?

3. Will Ryan O'Reilly record his first point of the season on Wednesday night?

Assuming O'Reilly is in the lineup against the Blackhawks on Wednesday night (there is no indication to believe otherwise), it will mark his third game back since signing a two-year, $10 million offersheet last Thursday. O'Reilly was on the verge of registering his first point of the season on Tuesday night, but a stunning save by Jimmy Howard kept him off the scoresheet. Will he notch his first point on Wednesday?

4. How will Miikka Kiprusoff fare in his first game in over a month?

Kiprusoff missed 13 games due to an MCL sprain. Set to make his first start since Feb. 5 on Wednesday night, we want to know how Kiprusoff will do in his return.

5. Will the final score of the game between the Anaheim Ducks and Phoenix Coyotes be 5-4?

That's been the case in their two previous meetings this week. In an odd scheduling quirk, the Coyotes and Ducks will be playing in their third consecutive game against one another. Both games were played in Phoenix, went to a shootout, ended with a 5-4 final and were won by the Coyotes. Will the trend continue in Anaheim on Wednesday night?

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