5 NHL questions: Sergei Bobrovsky returns against Rangers

Sergei Belski-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 Sergei Bobrovsky perform in his return?

Bob hasn't played a game since Dec. 3 but will return to the crease for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the New York Rangers on Monday night. How will he perform in his return?

2. Will the Calgary Flames end their four-game losing streak?

The Flames have dropped four straight heading into Monday night's meeting with the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado has won three straight and has registered points in four consecutive games, including its last seven home games. The Avalanche are in the midst of a seven-game homestand (3-0-1 thus far).

3. Will Kyle Okposo play against the Dallas Stars?

Okposo and his wife are expecting their first child, which has resulted in Okposo's presence in the hospital Sunday night and Monday morning. He might not be available for Monday night's game, which could result in Peter Regin drawing into the lineup. How will Okposo's potential absence alter the Islanders' lineup?

4. Will the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Florida Panthers?

Montreal is only five points off the Atlantic Division lead, while the Panthers are 10 points out of the division's cellar. Despite this, Florida has defeated Montreal in both meetings this season and has outscored the Canadiens, 6-2, this season.

5. How will Carey Price perform?

Price is expected to be named to Canada's Olympic team on Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, he has struggled of late, allowing four goals or more in his last three games. Will Price turn things around against the Panthers?

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