Pastrnak Rodrigues identifies key gameday matchups and players to watch throughout the 2023-24 season


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Game 4: Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins (6:30 p.m. ET; MAX, truTV, TBS, SN, TVAS)

Over 5.5 total goals: +100
Under 5.5 total goals: -120

The Panthers have a 2-1 lead against the Bruins in their best-of-7 series, and each of their first three games have seen at least six goals. The only team to score more than the Panthers (33 in eight games) during the Stanley Cup Playoffs is the Colorado Avalanche (36 in eight). Florida is 2-1 on the road this postseason; Boston is 2-3 at home and also lost Games 5 and 7 to the Panthers at TD Garden last postseason.

Florida forward Sam Bennett returned from injury and had an assist in Game 3, giving him three points (one goal, two assists) in three games this postseason. Aleksander Barkov is on a four-game point streak with 10 points (four goals, six assists) and has multiple points in two of the first three games of this series. For the Bruins, Jake DeBrusk has goals in two of his past three games and is playing on their top line with David Pastrnak. Boston forward Brad Marchand will miss Game 4 due to an upper-body injury.

Game 3: Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers (9:30 p.m. ET; TVAS, SN, SN1, TBS, truTV, MAX)

3-way moneyline
VAN regulation win: +260
Tied after regulation: +330
EDM regulation win: -125

The Canucks have scored at least three goals in each game of this series, and both teams have scored eight goals. Vancouver won all four regular-season contests against Edmonton, outscoring the Oilers by a wide margin (21-7). The Oilers outshot the Canucks 31-19 in Game 2 and rank fifth in the postseason in shots on goal per game (29.1). Vancouver ranks last among all 16 teams that qualified in that category (20.5).

Zach Hyman is tied for the most goals during the postseason (nine in seven games) and has two goals, one assist and eight shots on goal in the first two games of this series. Leon Draisaitl had a four-point performance in Game 2 (one goal, three assists) and has multiple points in each game of the series. Brock Boeser scored in Game 2 and leads the Canucks in goals this postseason with five in eight games. Defenseman Nikita Zadorov ranks second on the team with four goals.


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