5 NHL questions: Penguins, Capitals meet in Pittsburgh

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This is a daily feature that asks five questions about the days games. Will they be answered? (And no, that doesn't count as one of the questions.)

1. Will Tyler Bozak record a point for the Maple Leafs?

Maybe you've noticed, but Tyler Bozak is currently on a roll for the Toronto Maple Leafs with 16 points in his past 13 games. Pretty much everything he touches is ending up in the back of the net right now. Will that continue against the Buffalo Sabres?

2. Will James Neal play for the Penguins, and if so, what will he do?

Neal has been listed as day-to-day for the Penguins, a team that's already crushed by injuries and short on forward depth. Will he be in the lineup when the Penguins take on the Capitals and what sort of impact will he make?

3. Will Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin do anything of significance?

The answer to this question is usually yes, especially when they're playing in the same game. The "rivalry" between them is really overblown and more of a media creation than anything else, but when these two guys are playing hockey in the same building it's usually worth the price of admission. Crosby is running away with the NHL's points lead while Ovechkin is distancing himself from the pack in the goal-scoring race. What will they do on Wednesday?

4. Will the Ducks lose a home game in regulation?

This seems like a relevant question to ask every home game the Ducks play without a regulation loss. The streak is currently at 21 games to start the season as the Ducks carry a 19-0-2 record on home ice into their game against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. Will they extend the point streak?

5. Will Tom Sestito's night last more than one second and include fewer than 27 penalty minutes?

In Vancouver's last game, a 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night, Tom Sestito put together one of the craziest stat lines of the season logging just one second of ice-time and tallying 27 penalty minutes in that one second of hockey (if you want to call that shift, "hockey"). What can he possibly do for an encore on Wednesday?

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