Minnesota (35-27-7) vs Vancouver (36-27-6)
When: TBA
Where: TBA
Opening Odds: Vancouver -130

The Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks are two teams that can beat anyone on any give night. Neither would have made the playoffs when the season was halted, but now have new life with the NHL Playoffs expanding to 24 teams. The Canucks will face the Wild in a best-of-5 series likely at some point in late July. Vancouver is -130 on the Bovada NHL odds board with Minnesota at +110. The Wild won two of three regular-season meetings including a 4-3 shootout win on Feb. 19 in Vancouver.


The Wild would have finished one spot out of the second Wild-Card spot in the Western Conference under the regular format. Coach Bruce Boudreau was fired in mid-February and replaced by Dean Evason, who went 8-4 in his 12 games. The Wild historically have had zero offense to go along with stingy defense and goaltending. Well, this is a new kind of Minnesota team that ranks 12th in scoring (3.16 gpg) and 23rd in allowing 3.14 goals per contest. Kevin Fiala leads the team with 54 points, while Zach Parise is first with 25 goals. Netminder Devan Dubnyk (3.35 GAA) is not having a very good season and essentially had lost his grip on the No. 1 role to Alex Stalock, who has a 2.67 GAA.

Best-of-Five Series Price:
Minnesota +110
Vancouver -130


The Canucks will be in the postseason for the first time since 2015 and will be seeking their first series victory since reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011. They were tied for the final Western Conference Wild-Card spot with Nashville but would have lost a tiebreaker with the Predators. Because of the new seeding where the NHL takes winning percentage into account, the Canucks end up the No. 7 seed. Vancouver is eighth in the NHL in scoring at 3.25 goals per game and 11th on the defensive end (3.10). Goalie Jacob Markstrom comes in with a solid 2.75 GAA and .918 save percentage. JT Miller leads Vancouver with 27 goals and 72 points, while Tyler Toffoli had six goals and 10 points in 10 games with the Canucks after he was acquired in trade from the Los Angeles Kings.


The Wild’s defense is too inconsistent to stop a solid club like Vancouver. Toffoli’s playoff experience will help this young Canucks team surprise a few teams this postseason. Take Vancouver at -130 to win the series.

Pick: Canucks -130


Hockey|Slovakia|Extraliga Game
01-16-2222
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Dukla Trencin -3.5(+125) -6600 4.5(+120)
Spisska Nova Ves 3.5(-165) +1500 4.5(-155)
Hockey|Slovakia|Extraliga Game
01-16-2222
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Slovan Bratislava -5.5(-120) -6600 7.5(-150)
Banska Bystrica 5.5(-110) +1500 7.5(+115)
Hockey|Sweden|Allsvenskan Game
01-16-2222
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Kristianstads IK -2.5(+105) -2000 6.5(-120)
Mora IK 2.5(-135) +900 6.5(-110)
Hockey|Germany|DEL Game
01-16-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Straubing Tigers -1.0(+105) -170 7.0(+115)
Bietigheim Steelers 1.0(-135) +130 7.0(-150)
Hockey|United States|AHL Game
01-16-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Texas Stars -1.5(-146) -550 7.5(+150)
Charlotte Checkers 1.5(+114) +355 7.5(-195)
Hockey|Canada|OHL Game
01-16-2222
2:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Kingston Frontenacs 1.5(-200) +115 8.5(-110)
Hamilton Bulldogs -1.5(+140) -160 8.5(-130)
Hockey|Canada|OHL Game
01-16-2222
2:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Sarnia Sting 2.5(-150) +300 7.0(+105)
London Knights -2.5(+105) -480 7.0(-150)
Hockey|Canada|OHL Game
01-16-2222
2:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Barrie Colts 1.5(-245) +105 7.0(+100)
North Bay Battalion -1.5(+170) -150 7.0(-140)
Hockey|United States|NHL Game
01-16-2222
2:05 PM ET
PL ML Total
Vancouver Canucks 1.5(-140) +170 6.0(+100)
Washington Capitals -1.5(+120) -200 6.0(-120)
Hockey|Canada|OHL Game
01-16-2222
2:07 PM ET
PL ML Total
Owen Sound Attack 1.5(-140) +160 7.5(-130)
Marie Greyhounds -1.5(+100) -230 7.5(-110)
Hockey|United States|AHL Game
01-16-2222
3:05 PM ET
PL ML Total
Bridgeport Islanders 1.5(-260) +110 5.5(+115)
Providence Bruins -1.5(+190) -141 5.5(-150)
Hockey|United States|AHL Game
01-16-2222
3:05 PM ET
PL ML Total
Hershey Bears -1.5(+190) -136 5.5(-115)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1.5(-260) +105 5.5(-115)
Hockey|United States|AHL Game
01-16-2222
3:05 PM ET
PL ML Total
Toronto Marlies -1.5(+195) -130 6.0(-104)
Lehigh Valley Phantoms 1.5(-265) +100 6.0(-125)
Hockey|Canada|OHL Game
01-16-2222
6:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Guelph Storm -1.5(+110) -230 7.0(-125)
Kitchener Rangers 1.5(-155) +160 7.0(-115)
Hockey|Canada|WHL Game
01-16-2222
6:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Brandon Wheat Kings 1.5(-240) +110 6.5(-135)
Calgary Hitmen -1.5(+165) -155 6.5(-105)
Hockey|Canada|OHL Game
01-16-2222
6:05 PM ET
PL ML Total
Mississauga Steelheads -1.5(+115) -225 6.5(-120)
Oshawa Generals 1.5(-160) +155 6.5(-120)
Hockey|Canada|WHL Game
01-16-2222
7:05 PM ET
PL ML Total
Tri-City Americans 2.5(-110) +375 7.0(-130)
Everett Silvertips -2.5(-130) -650 7.0(-110)
Hockey|Canada|WHL Game
01-16-2222
8:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Kamloops Blazers -1.5(+150) -170 6.5(-115)
Portland Winter Hawks 1.5(-215) +120 6.5(-125)
Hockey|Canada|WHL Game
01-16-2222
8:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Red Deer Rebels -1.5(-120) -330 5.5(-115)
Medicine Hat Tigers 1.5(-120) +220 5.5(-125)
Hockey|Canada|WHL Game
01-16-2222
8:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Edmonton Oil Kings -1.5(-155) -415 7.0(-105)
Lethbridge Hurricanes 1.5(+110) +260 7.0(-135)
Hockey|United States|NCAA Game
01-16-2222
8:07 PM ET
PL ML Total
Omaha 1.5(+130) +245 6.5(-110)
Denver -1.5(-150) -325 6.5(-110)
Hockey|Finland|Liiga Game
01-17-2222
10:00 AM ET
PL ML Total
Kärpät 1.5(-210) +130 5.5(-105)
Ilves -1.5(+160) -170 5.5(-125)
Hockey|Russia|VHL Game
01-17-2222
11:00 AM ET
PL ML Total
Gornyak Uchaly 1.5(-300) +100 5.5(+115)
AKM Tula -1.5(+220) -130 5.5(-150)
Hockey|Czech Republic|1st Liga Game
01-17-2222
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Jestrabi Prostejov -1.5(+145) -185 6.0(-110)
Havirov Panthers 1.5(-190) +140 6.0(-120)
Hockey|Czech Republic|1st Liga Game
01-17-2222
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Zubr Prerov 1.5(-145) +190 5.5(-125)
Dukla Jihlava -1.5(+110) -260 5.5(-105)
Hockey|Czech Republic|1st Liga Game
01-17-2222
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Horacka Trebic -1.5(+140) -200 5.5(+100)
Benatky Nad Jizerou 1.5(-185) +150 5.5(-130)
Hockey|International|Erste Liga Game
01-17-2222
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Fehervari Titanok 3.5(-115) +750 7.5(-115)
CS Progym Gheorgheni -3.5(-115) -1600 7.5(-115)
Hockey|International|Erste Liga Game
01-17-2222
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
DVTK Jegesmedvek 2.5(-135) +305 7.0(-125)
HSC Csikszereda -2.5(+105) -460 7.0(-105)
Hockey|International|Erste Liga Game
01-17-2222
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Ferencvaros ESMTK -1.5(+225) -115 6.5(-120)
Corona Brasov 1.5(-310) -115 6.5(-110)
Hockey|Czech Republic|1st Liga Game
01-17-2222
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Banik Sokolov -1.5(+230) -115 6.0(-120)
Frydek Mistek 1.5(-325) -115 6.0(-110)
Hockey|Czech Republic|1st Liga Game
01-17-2222
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Slavia Prague -1.5(+230) -115 6.5(-105)
SC Kolin 1.5(-325) -115 6.5(-125)
Hockey|Czech Republic|1st Liga Game
01-17-2222
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Stadion Litomerice -1.5(+130) -200 6.5(-115)
Draci Pars Sumperk 1.5(-170) +150 6.5(-115)
Hockey|United States|NHL Game
01-17-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Montreal Canadiens N/A -105 5.5(-120)
Arizona Coyotes N/A -115 5.5(+100)
Hockey|United States|NHL Game
01-17-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Minnesota Wild N/A +190 6.5(-105)
Colorado Avalanche N/A -230 6.5(-115)
Hockey|United States|NHL Game
01-17-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Philadelphia Flyers N/A +155 5.5(+100)
New York Islanders N/A -180 5.5(-120)
Hockey|United States|NHL Game
01-17-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Detroit Red Wings N/A -135 5.5(-130)
Buffalo Sabres N/A +115 5.5(+110)
Hockey|United States|NHL Game
01-17-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Los Angeles Kings N/A -115 5.5(-115)
San Jose Sharks N/A -105 5.5(-105)
Hockey|United States|NHL Game
01-17-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Chicago Blackhawks N/A -110 5.5(-110)
Seattle Kraken N/A -110 5.5(-110)
Hockey|United States|NHL Game
01-17-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Nashville Predators N/A +105 5.5(-125)
St. Louis Blues N/A -125 5.5(+105)
Hockey|United States|NHL Game
01-17-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Pittsburgh Penguins () -110 6.0(-115)
Vegas Golden Knights () -110 6.0(-105)
Hockey|Sweden|Allsvenskan Game
01-17-2222
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
HV 71 -1.5(+115) -240 6.0(-115)
Almtuna IS 1.5(-150) +180 6.0(-115)
Hockey|Switzerland|National League Game
01-17-2222
1:45 PM ET
PL ML Total
SCL Tigers 1.5(-105) +250 6.0(-125)
SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers -1.5(-125) -350 6.0(-105)
Hockey|France|Ligue Magnus Game
01-17-2222
2:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Scorpions de Mulhouse 1.5(-225) +120 6.0(-105)
Anglet Hormadi Élite -1.5(+170) -155 6.0(-125)