Can a sizzling goalie - that would be the Flyers' Michal Neuvirth - stop a suddenly high-scoring Carolina team that is playing perhaps its best hockey of the season?
The answer will be provided Tuesday night, when the Flyers host the Hurricanes at 7.
The Hurricanes (12-14-4), coming off consecutive weekend wins in Anaheim and Arizona, are 2-1 on a four-game road trip that ends tonight.
Carolina has scored five goals in each of its last four games, the first time the franchise has accomplished that feat since 1987, back when it was located in Hartford.
Neuvirth has the league's best save percentage (.939), and he is third in the NHL with a 2.00 goals-against average. The Czech Republic native will make his third straight start.
Carolina defenseman Justin Faulk, 23, leads the NHL with 12 power-play goals. Jeff Skinner, who is rumored to be on the trade block, has 11 goals, including six in the last five games.
Carolina's power play is a blistering 7 for 17 in the last five games.
The Flyers' PK got back on track Saturday, going 6 for 6 in Dallas. Before that, the Flyers had allowed one PP goal in four straight games.
The Flyers (12-12-6) have a pair of 3-2 overtime wins over Carolina this season, with Jake Voracek and rookie Shayne Gostisbehere scoring the respective winners.
Voracek will play left wing Tuesday for the first time since early in the 2011-12 season, joining a line that includes Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds.
The Flyers lines:
* Claude Giroux centering Michael Raffl and Brayden Schenn.
* Couturier centering Voracek and Simmonds.
* Pierre-Edouard Bellemare centering Chris VandeVelde and Ryan White.
* Scott Laughton centering at Matt Read and R.J. Umberger.
The Flyers have been playing much better in the few weeks, but overall they are just 5-5-4 at home.
If they are going to stay in the playoff hunt, they need to be much more dominant at the Wells Fargo Center.