NHL identifies key gameday matchups and players to watch throughout the 2023 24 season.Note: Betting lines provided by Betway  U.S.,  Ontario 1. Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild  8:30 p.m. ET; MAX,  TNT,  TVAS Over 6.5 total goals:  125Under 6.5 total goals: +105The Colorado Avalanche rank third in the NHL in goals per game this season  3.83  and,  per NHL EDGE stats,  are fourth in offensive zone time percentage  43.6. The Minnesota Wild,  meanwhile,  are tied for the ninth most offensive zone time in the NHL  42.4 percent  but are tied for the second most goals allowed per game  4.00. Last season,  the Avalanche were 2 1 0 in three games against the Wild,  outscoring them 11 9.The Avalanche's top defense pair of Cale Makar and Devon Toews has been thriving lately,  with Makar having 18 points  two goals,  16 assists  in his past eight games and Toews having six points  two goals Will Borgen Jersey,  four assists  in his past five. Additionally,  forward Valeri Nichushkin is playing on Colorado's first line and has a five game point streak with nine points  six goals,  three assists  in the span. Minnesota center Marco Rossi has been playing on their top line,  has three points  one goal,  two assists  in his past three games and quietly ranks second among NHL rookies in even strength points  10  behind Connor Bedard of the Chicago Blackhawks  14. Wild defenseman Brock Faber,  another rookie,  has five assists in his past seven games.2. Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers  8 p.m. ET; BSFL https://www.krakenproteamstore.com/devin-shore-jersey,  TSN3 WPG puckline  +1.5 goals :  205FLA puckline1.5 goals : +170The Winnipeg Jets rank fifth in the NHL in goals per game  3.67  this season and are tied for the ninth most shots on goal per game  31.7. Winnipeg visits the Florida Panthers,  who are tied for the third most shots on goal per game  33.5. Per NHL EDGE stats,  The Panthers rank second in the NHL in offensive zone time percentage  44.7 ,  but the Jets are allowing the third fewest shots on goal per game  27.8.Jets forward Kyle Connor is tied with Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the most goals  14  in the NHL this season and,  per NHL EDGE stats,  ranks third in the NHL in mid range shots on goal  35. Winnipeg forward Cole Perfetti has 11 points  five goals,  six assists  in his past 10 games,  and his linemate Vladislav Namestnikov has six points  one goal,  five assists  in his past five games. Florida is led by forward Sam Reinhart,  who is among the NHL leaders in goals  13; tied for third  and points  25 in 19 games; tied for ninth. Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov  knee  is expected to return Friday.3. Vancouver Canucks at Seattle Kraken  10 p.m. ET; ROOT NW,  SNP VAN moneyline:  115SEA moneyline:  105The Vancouver Canucks lead the NHL in goals per game  4.00  and are allowing the fifth fewest goals per game  2.55. The Seattle Kraken are coming off a 7 1 win against the San Jose Sharks on Nov. 22. The Kraken were 2 1 1 in four games against the Canucks last season,  scoring 20 goals and allowing 13 in the span.Defenseman Quinn Hughes leads the NHL with 31 points  eight goals,  23 assists  in 20 games this season https://www.krakenproteamstore.com,  and teammates J.T. Miller  30; second  and Elias Pettersson  28; sixth  are also among the League's best. Seattle wings Jordan Eberle  eight points in past six games  and Eeli Tolvanen  six points in past five games  are producing for the Kraken,  who rank 12th in the NHL in shot attempts percentage  51.2  and ahead of the Canucks  49.7; 15th.Canadian ReadersOnly available in Ontario,  19+. Bet the responsible way. Visit our Responsible Gambling page or contact us for further details. ConnexOntario provides service information and resources for people experiencing problems with gambling,  drugs,  alcohol,  or mental health. The service is free,  confidential,  and available anytime. Call ConnexOntario 24 7 at 1 866 531 2600. Text us at 247247 or chat with us at wwwconnexontario.ca.U.S ReadersOdds subject to change. Must be 21+ and present in AZ CO IN IA LA  permitted parishes  NJ OH PA VA. Gambling problem? Call text 1 800 GAMBLER or visit s.betway.