5 NHL questions: Kuznetsov debuts for Capitals

Harry How

A daily feature that asks five questions about the day's games. Will they be answered? (And no, that doesn't count as one of the questions.)

1. What will Evgeny Kuznetsov do in his Washington Capitals debut?

It's finally going to happen. After years of waiting, the Washington Capitals are finally going to get to see Evgeny Kuznetsov in an NHL game. What will he do against the Pittsburgh Penguins? Usually when these two teams meet, the focus is entirely on Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. For one night it shifts, at least for a little bit, to a story four years in the making.

2. Will Nathan MacKinnon start a new scoring streak?

MacKinnon was held off the scoresheet on Saturday, snapping what had been a 13-game point streak, breaking Wayne Gretzky's record for longest point streak by an 18-year-old. Can he start a new streak on Monday against the Winnipeg Jets?

3. Will the Kings extend their winning streak to eight?

Remember when the Kings couldn't win a game before the Olympic break? Distant memory now as they carry a seven-game winning streak into Calgary on Monday night. Will the streak reach eight?

4. How will Ales Hemsky follow up his three-assist game for Ottawa?

Hemsky started to make an impact in his second game with his team, recording three assists in a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Can he find the back of the net on Monday?

5. How many points for Tyler Seguin?

Seguin has eight points in his past two games for the suddenly surging Dallas Stars, including a five-point performance against the Vancouver Canucks. How many points can he put up on Monday against the Columbus Blue Jackets?

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