NHL.com identifies key gameday matchups and players to watch throughout the 2023-24 season.


Note: Betting lines provided by Betway (U.S., Ontario)


1. Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m. ET; MNMT, NBCSP, TVAS2, SNP, SNW)

WSH moneyline: +120
PHI moneyline: -140

The Capitals have won consecutive games and hold the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. They visit the Flyers, who are still in the hunt for a playoff berth and have also won consecutive games. Washington is 1-0-1 in two games against Philadelphia this season, scoring eight goals and allowing five during the span. The Flyers are tied for fourth in the NHL in shots on goal per game (33.1), while Washington ranks 30th in the category (26.6).

Capitals forward Tom Wilson is on a three-game point streak with three points (one goal, two assists) in the span and multiple shots on goal in each of those games. Defenseman John Carlson has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past three games. Philadelphia wing Travis Konecny has points in consecutive games with three points (two goals, one assist) in the span. He had six shots on goal in his only game against Washington earlier this season.

2. Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, TSN4)

TOR puckline (+1.5 goals): -180
FLA puckline (-1.5 goals): +145

The Maple Leafs are 6-3-1 in their past 10 games and visit the Panthers, who are 5-4-1 in that same span but have won three straight games. Toronto has the second-most goals per game (3.65) in the NHL this season, and Florida ranks 14th in that category (3.21). The Maple Leafs are winning the season series 2-1-0, but each team has scored eight goals over the three games. Toronto has three wins in its past five games with two of those victories coming by multiple goals, including a 6-4 win against Florida on Apr. 1.

Toronto center Auston Matthews has 25 points, including 14 goals, in his past 14 games and is one away from 70 on the season. Mitch Marner has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in his past seven and John Tavares has four points (three goals, one assist) in his past four. Florida forward Aleksander Barkov has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in his past 10 games, and Matthew Tkachuk has seven points, including three goals, in his past six.

3. Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET; SNW, SNP, ESPN+, HULU)

Over 6.5 total goals: +110
Under 6.5 total goals: -135

The Flames have won consecutive games and visit the Canucks, who have won two of their past three. Calgary has scored 12 goals over its past two games, and Vancouver has scored at least three goals in four straight games. The Canucks are 2-1-0 in three games against the Flames this season; each team has scored 10 goals in the span. Vancouver ranks sixth in the NHL in goals per game (3.41).

Calgary wing Andrei Kuzmenko has 16 points, including nine goals, in his past nine games, and center Nazem Kadri has nine points (five goals, four assists) in his past five. Forward Yegor Sharangovich has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past five as well. Canucks forward J.T. Miller has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in his past 10 games for Vancouver, and Conor Garland has four points, including three goals, during his three-game point streak.


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