The NHL returns to the ice with the Western Conference resuming action in Edmonton. The seventh-seeded Vancouver Canucks are matched against the No. 10 seed Minnesota Wild in the Opening Round. The Canucks gained 78 points in 69 games but lost a seeding tiebreaker on regulation wins. The Wild were on the playoff bubble when the season was paused with 77 points in 69 games. The best-of-five series opens Sunday at 10:30 p.m. EST with a potential Game 5 slated for Aug. 9.