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|Russia|VHL Game
09-23-2121
11:00 AM ET
PL ML Total
Yuzhny Ural Orsk 2.5(-130) +700 4.5(+140)
Lada Togliatti -2.5(+100) -1400 4.5(-185)
Hockey|Finland|Liiga Game
09-23-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
TPS -1.0(-120) -285 3.0(-115)
HIFK 1.0(-110) +210 3.0(-115)
Hockey|Russia|VHL Game
09-23-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Gornyak Uchaly 1.5(-145) +375 7.5(-240)
Bars Kazan -1.5(+110) -600 7.5(+180)
Hockey|Russia|VHL Game
09-23-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Chelmet Chelyabinsk 1.0(-350) -110 4.5(+110)
Dizel Penza -1.0(+250) -120 4.5(-145)
Hockey|Czech Republic|Extraliga Game
09-23-2121
12:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC Litvinov 2.0(-135) +340 7.0(+100)
Sparta Prague -2.0(+105) -525 7.0(-130)
Hockey|Russia|KHL Game
09-23-2121
12:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Dinamo Riga 1.0(-175) +120 3.5(-140)
Severstal Cherepovets -1.0(+145) -154 3.5(+115)
Hockey|Russia|KHL Game
09-23-2121
12:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Salavat Yulaev Ufa 1.0(-185) +115 3.5(-105)
SKA Saint Petersburg -1.0(+155) -150 3.5(-115)
Hockey|Russia|KHL Game
09-23-2121
12:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Amur Khabarovsk -1.0(-140) -250 4.5(+120)
Red Star Kunlun 1.0(+115) +185 4.5(-145)
Hockey|Russia|KHL Game
09-23-2121
12:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Dynamo Moscow -1.0(-150) -300 3.5(-120)
HC Sochi 1.0(+125) +220 3.5(+100)
Hockey|Sweden|SHL Game
09-23-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Leksands IF 1.0(+100) +170 5.0(+105)
Frölunda HC -1.0(-130) -225 5.0(-134)
Hockey|Sweden|SHL Game
09-23-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Växjö Lakers -1.0(-104) -190 5.0(-134)
Brynäs IF 1.0(-125) +150 5.0(+105)
Hockey|Sweden|SHL Game
09-23-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Djurgårdens 1.0(-164) +120 5.0(-110)
Malmö Redhawks -1.0(+125) -154 5.0(-120)
Hockey|Sweden|SHL Game
09-23-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Färjestad BK -1.0(+100) -179 5.0(+105)
Linköping HC 1.0(-130) +140 5.0(-134)
Hockey|Germany|DEL Game
09-23-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Iserlohn Roosters -1.5(+185) -145 6.5(-105)
Krefeld Pinguine 1.5(-250) +110 6.5(-125)
Hockey|International|Alps Hockey League Game
09-23-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Die Adler Kitzbuhel 2.5(-145) +320 6.5(-120)
Lustenau -2.5(+110) -500 6.5(-110)
Hockey|International|Alps Hockey League Game
09-23-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Vienna Capitals Silver 2.5(-120) +340 7.5(+100)
EK Zeller Eisbaren -2.5(-110) -525 7.5(-130)
Hockey|International|Alps Hockey League Game
09-23-2121
2:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC Gherdeina 1.5(+110) +275 6.0(-110)
Ritten Sport -1.5(-145) -400 6.0(-120)
Hockey|Denmark|Superisligaen Game
09-23-2121
2:15 PM ET
PL ML Total
Rungsted Ishockey 1.5(-260) +105 6.5(-110)
Frederikshavn White Hawks -1.5(+190) -135 6.5(-120)
Hockey|Russia|MHL Game
09-24-2121
6:00 AM ET
PL ML Total
Tolpar Ufa U20 -1.5(-135) -425 5.5(+105)
Irbis Kazan U20 1.5(-105) +260 5.5(-150)
Hockey|Russia|MHL Game
09-24-2121
6:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Tyumenskiy Legion U20 1.5(+110) +300 5.5(-105)
Reaktor Nizhnekamsk U20 -1.5(-155) -500 5.5(-135)
Hockey|Russia|MHL Game
09-24-2121
8:00 AM ET
PL ML Total
Omskie Yastreby U20 1.5(-135) +190 6.0(-105)
Stalnye Lisy U20 -1.5(-105) -280 6.0(-135)
Hockey|Russia|MHL Game
09-24-2121
9:00 AM ET
PL ML Total
Avto Yekaterinburg U20 -1.5(+185) -155 5.5(-105)
Belye Medvedi U20 1.5(-270) +110 5.5(-135)
Hockey|Slovakia|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
10:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Nove Zamky 1.5(-125) +225 5.0(-145)
Dukla Michalovce -1.5(-105) -310 5.0(+110)
Hockey|Slovakia|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
11:00 AM ET
PL ML Total
HK Poprad -1.5(-110) -300 6.0(-125)
Liptovsky Mikulas 1.5(-120) +220 6.0(-105)
Hockey|Finland|Mestis Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
RoKi 1.5(-260) +105 6.5(-125)
Hokki -1.5(+190) -135 6.5(-105)
Hockey|Finland|Mestis Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
JoKP 1.5(-240) +110 6.5(-110)
IPK -1.5(+180) -145 6.5(-120)
Hockey|Finland|Mestis Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Kiekko-Espoo -1.5(+190) -135 6.0(-105)
Kiekko-Vantaa 1.5(-260) +105 6.0(-125)
Hockey|Finland|Mestis Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Hermes -1.5(+200) -130 6.0(-125)
Peliitat 1.5(-275) +100 6.0(-105)
Hockey|Finland|Mestis Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
FPS 1.5(-175) +150 6.0(-115)
TUTO Hockey -1.5(+135) -200 6.0(-115)
Hockey|Finland|Mestis Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
KeuPa HT 1.5(-250) +105 7.0(+110)
SaPKo -1.5(+185) -135 7.0(-145)
Hockey|International|Erste Liga Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
HSC Csikszereda -1.5(+175) -145 7.0(-105)
CS Progym Gheorgheni 1.5(-230) +110 7.0(-125)
Hockey|Czech Republic|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Energie Karlovy Vary -1.5(+210) -130 5.5(+100)
PSG Berani Zlin 1.5(-285) +100 5.5(-130)
Hockey|Czech Republic|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Kometa Brno 1.5(-285) +105 5.5(+105)
HC Plzen -1.5(+210) -135 5.5(-135)
Hockey|Czech Republic|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
HC Vitkovice 1.5(-155) +175 5.5(-105)
Mlada Boleslav -1.5(+120) -230 5.5(-125)
Hockey|Finland|Liiga Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
Tappara 1.5(-350) -110 5.0(-130)
Lukko -1.5(+250) -120 5.0(+100)
Hockey|Finland|Liiga Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
SaiPa -1.5(+220) -130 5.0(-135)
JYP 1.5(-300) +100 5.0(+105)
Hockey|Finland|Liiga Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
HPK 1.5(-205) +145 5.0(-110)
Ilves -1.5(+155) -190 5.0(-120)
Hockey|Finland|Liiga Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
KooKoo 1.5(-220) +140 5.0(-110)
Vaasan Sport -1.5(+165) -185 5.0(-120)
Hockey|Slovakia|1st League Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
HK Spartak Dubnica 2.5(+115) +500 6.5(-120)
MSHK Zilina -2.5(-150) -900 6.5(-110)
Hockey|Russia|VHL Game
09-24-2121
11:30 AM ET
PL ML Total
SKA-Neva -1.5(+140) -210 5.0(-125)
HC Tambov 1.5(-185) +160 5.0(-105)
Hockey|Poland|Polska Hokej Liga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
KH GKS Katowice 1.5(-230) +125 5.5(+110)
GKS Tychy -1.5(+175) -165 5.5(-145)
Hockey|Belarus|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Neman Grodno 1.5(-205) +150 5.0(+115)
Shakhtyor Soligorsk -1.5(+155) -200 5.0(-150)
Hockey|Belarus|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Lida 2.5(+120) +650 5.5(-115)
Yunost Minsk -2.5(-155) -1200 5.5(-115)
Hockey|Belarus|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Brest 1.5(-125) +230 5.0(-135)
Dinamo Molodechno -1.5(-105) -325 5.0(+105)
Hockey|International|Erste Liga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Gyori ETO HC -1.5(+155) -155 7.0(-115)
DAB Docler 1.5(-205) +120 7.0(-115)
Hockey|International|Erste Liga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Újpest Budapest 1.5(-185) +140 6.5(-110)
DVTK Jegesmedvek -1.5(+140) -185 6.5(-120)
Hockey|Slovakia|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC Kosice 1.5(-260) +110 5.5(+100)
HK Nitra -1.5(+190) -145 5.5(-130)
Hockey|Slovakia|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Spisska Nova Ves 2.5(-150) +325 5.5(-125)
AS Zvolen -2.5(+115) -500 5.5(-105)
Hockey|Slovakia|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Banska Bystrica 1.5(-310) -105 5.5(+105)
HC 21 Presov -1.5(+225) -125 5.5(-135)
Hockey|Czech Republic|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Ceske Budejovice 1.5(-145) +180 6.0(-120)
HC Pardubice -1.5(+110) -240 6.0(-110)
Hockey|Czech Republic|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Mountfield HK 1.5(-350) -110 5.0(-110)
HC Olomouc -1.5(+250) -120 5.0(-120)
Hockey|Czech Republic|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Ocelari Trinec -1.5(+100) -285 6.0(+100)
Rytiri Kladno 1.5(-130) +210 6.0(-130)
Hockey|Sweden|Allsvenskan Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
AIK IF 1.5(+100) +255 6.0(-115)
HV 71 -1.5(-130) -360 6.0(-115)
Hockey|Slovakia|1st League Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC 19 Humenne -1.5(+220) -125 6.0(-105)
95 Povazska Bystrica 1.5(-300) -105 6.0(-125)
Hockey|Slovakia|1st League Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
HK Martin -1.5(+115) -250 5.5(-110)
HK Levice 1.5(-150) +185 5.5(-120)
Hockey|Slovakia|1st League Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC Topolcany -1.5(+190) -145 5.5(-115)
HK 36 Skalica 1.5(-260) +110 5.5(-115)
Hockey|Russia|VHL Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Dinamo St. Petersburg -1.5(+250) -125 4.5(-135)
AKM Tula 1.5(-350) -105 4.5(+105)
Hockey|Russia|KHL Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Spartak Moscow -1.5(+240) -120 5.0(+100)
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 1.5(-300) +100 5.0(-120)
Hockey|Russia|KHL Game
09-24-2121
12:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Admiral Vladivostok 2.5(-140) +400 5.5(-140)
AK Bars Kazan -2.5(+115) -600 5.5(+115)
Hockey|Poland|Polska Hokej Liga Game
09-24-2121
12:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
TKH Torun -1.5(+230) -120 5.5(+105)
Comarch Cracovia 1.5(-325) -110 5.5(-135)
Hockey|Russia|VHL Game
09-24-2121
12:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Khimik Voskresensk 1.5(-325) +100 4.5(-125)
HC Rostov -1.5(+230) -130 4.5(-105)
Hockey|Austria|EHL Game
09-24-2121
12:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
KAC Klagenfurt -1.5(+150) -170 6.5(-115)
HC Znojmo 1.5(-200) +130 6.5(-115)
Hockey|Poland|Polska Hokej Liga Game
09-24-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Podhale Nowy Targ 1.5(-250) +110 6.0(-110)
KH Zaglebie Sosnowiec -1.5(+185) -145 6.0(-120)
Hockey|International|Erste Liga Game
09-24-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Ferencvaros ESMTK -1.5(+155) -165 6.5(-130)
MAC Ujbuda 1.5(-205) +125 6.5(+100)
Hockey|Slovakia|Extraliga Game
09-24-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Dukla Trencin 1.5(-125) +225 5.5(+110)
Slovan Bratislava -1.5(-105) -310 5.5(-145)
Hockey|Sweden|Allsvenskan Game
09-24-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Tingsryds AIF 1.5(-130) +210 5.5(+110)
VIK Västerås -1.5(+100) -285 5.5(-145)
Hockey|Sweden|Allsvenskan Game
09-24-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Mora IK -1.5(+175) -150 6.0(-120)
HC Vita Hästen 1.5(-230) +115 6.0(-110)
Hockey|Sweden|Allsvenskan Game
09-24-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
MoDo Hockey -1.5(+220) -125 5.5(+100)
Västerviks IK 1.5(-300) -105 5.5(-130)
Hockey|Sweden|Allsvenskan Game
09-24-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
BIK Karlskoga -1.5(+125) -210 5.5(-115)
Kristianstads IK 1.5(-165) +160 5.5(-115)
Hockey|Sweden|Allsvenskan Game
09-24-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
IF Troja-Ljungby 1.5(-190) +140 5.5(-105)
Almtuna IS -1.5(+145) -185 5.5(-125)
Hockey|Sweden|SDHL, Women Game
09-24-2121
1:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Linköpings HC 1.5(-105) +230 6.0(-125)
Brynäs IF -1.5(-125) -325 6.0(-105)
Hockey|Austria|EHL Game
09-24-2121
1:15 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC Pustertal 1.5(+100) +260 6.0(+100)
EC Villacher SV -1.5(-130) -375 6.0(-130)
Hockey|Austria|EHL Game
09-24-2121
1:15 PM ET
PL ML Total
Fehervar AV19 1.5(-300) -110 6.0(-120)
Vienna Capitals -1.5(+220) -120 6.0(-110)
Hockey|Austria|EHL Game
09-24-2121
1:15 PM ET
PL ML Total
Bratislava Capitals 1.5(-225) +120 6.0(-115)
Graz 99ers -1.5(+170) -155 6.0(-115)
Hockey|Austria|EHL Game
09-24-2121
1:15 PM ET
PL ML Total
Dornbirn Bulldogs 1.5(-120) +225 5.5(-110)
RB Salzburg -1.5(-110) -310 5.5(-120)
Hockey|Germany|DEL Game
09-24-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Pinguins Bremerhaven 1.5(-130) +210 5.5(+105)
Adler Mannheim -1.5(+100) -285 5.5(-135)
Hockey|Germany|DEL Game
09-24-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Grizzlys Wolfsburg 1.5(-170) +175 5.0(-135)
Eisbären Berlin -1.5(+130) -230 5.0(+105)
Hockey|Germany|DEL Game
09-24-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Düsseldorfer EG 1.5(-115) +230 6.5(-110)
EHC Red Bull München -1.5(-115) -325 6.5(-120)
Hockey|Germany|DEL Game
09-24-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Nuremberg Ice Tigers 1.5(-155) +175 5.5(-110)
Schwenninger Wild Wings -1.5(+120) -230 5.5(-120)
Hockey|Germany|DEL Game
09-24-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Straubing Tigers 1.5(-325) -110 6.0(-105)
Augsburger Panther -1.5(+230) -120 6.0(-125)
Hockey|Germany|DEL Game
09-24-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Bietigheim Steelers 1.5(-120) +225 6.0(-115)
Kölner Haie -1.5(-110) -310 6.0(-115)
Hockey|Austria|EHL Game
09-24-2121
1:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
TWK Innsbruck 1.5(-250) +110 6.0(-125)
Black Wings Linz -1.5(+185) -145 6.0(-105)
Hockey|Switzerland|National League Game
09-24-2121
1:45 PM ET
PL ML Total
EHC Biel 1.5(-300) -105 5.5(-115)
SC Bern -1.5(+220) -125 5.5(-115)
Hockey|Switzerland|National League Game
09-24-2121
1:45 PM ET
PL ML Total
Fribourg-Gottéron 1.5(-250) +115 5.5(+100)
Genève-Servette HC -1.5(+185) -150 5.5(-130)
Hockey|Switzerland|National League Game
09-24-2121
1:45 PM ET
PL ML Total
SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers -1.5(+230) -115 5.5(-125)
SCL Tigers 1.5(-325) -115 5.5(-105)
Hockey|Switzerland|National League Game
09-24-2121
1:45 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC Davos 1.5(-205) +140 5.5(+110)
HC Lausanne -1.5(+155) -185 5.5(-145)
Hockey|Switzerland|National League Game
09-24-2121
1:45 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC Lugano 1.5(-185) +145 5.5(-110)
ZSC Lions -1.5(+140) -190 5.5(-120)
Hockey|Switzerland|National League Game
09-24-2121
1:45 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC Ajoie 2.5(-125) +400 6.0(-125)
EV Zug -2.5(-105) -650 6.0(-105)
Hockey|Austria|EHL Game
09-24-2121
1:45 PM ET
PL ML Total
SZ Olimpija 2.5(-155) +320 6.0(+100)
Bolzano-Bozen Foxes -2.5(+120) -500 6.0(-130)
Hockey|France|Ligue Magnus Game
09-24-2121
2:00 PM ET
PL ML Total
Rouen HE -1.5(-130) -375 5.5(-125)
Nice Aigles 1.5(+100) +260 5.5(-105)
Hockey|France|Ligue Magnus Game
09-24-2121
2:15 PM ET
PL ML Total
HC Amiens Somme 1.5(+110) +265 6.5(-135)
Grenoble Bruleurs de Loups -1.5(-145) -385 6.5(+105)
Hockey|France|Ligue Magnus Game
09-24-2121
2:15 PM ET
PL ML Total
Scorpions de Mulhouse 1.5(-225) +125 6.0(-105)
Bordeaux GHC -1.5(+170) -165 6.0(-125)
Hockey|France|Ligue Magnus Game
09-24-2121
2:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
Chamonix Mont-Blanc Pionieers 2.5(-115) +400 6.5(-135)
Angers Ducs -2.5(-115) -650 6.5(+105)
Hockey|Sweden|Allsvenskan Game
09-24-2121
2:30 PM ET
PL ML Total
IF Björklöven -1.5(+200) -135 5.5(+100)
Sodertalje SK 1.5(-275) +105 5.5(-130)