Five NHL questions: Matt Read returns; Brodeur's last trip to Montreal?

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

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 will Matt Read perform in his return?

Read sustained a concussion, which forced him to miss six games. Head coach Craig Berube said Read will play in all situations on Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres. With all that in mind, it will be interesting to see where Read slots in the lineup and how extensively Berube will use him.

2. Will Henrik Lundqvist hold the Tampa Bay Lightning to less than two goals?

Lundqvist hasn't allowed more than two goals over his last three games and has held opponents to three even strength goals over that span. Tampa Bay was held to two goals in its most recent contest, but have scored three goals or more in four of their last five games.

3. Will anything of note occur for Martin Brodeur?

The Montreal native is the projected starter for Tuesday night's game against the Canadiens. This is the final regular season meeting in Montreal between the two clubs, which means it could be Brodeur's last professional game in Montreal. Will anything noteworthy happen?

4. Will the New York Islanders extend their four-game win streak?

This year has been rough for the Islanders but things are coming together. The club has won four-straight and have a chance to extend it to five with a win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Florida is 4-4-2 in their last 10 and are coming off an overtime loss.

5. Will the Coyotes snap their three-game losing streak?

Phoenix started the year on fire but have since cooled off. The team has lost three straight and have fallen 10 points back of third place in the Pacific Division. The club will look to end that slide against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Of course, St. Louis is 8-1-1 in their last 10 and are considered one of the top teams in the league.

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