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Best NHL Prop Bets Today | NHL Player Props April 26

Written by: Michael Hanich
Published April 26, 2024
10 min read
Best NHL Prop Bets Today April 26 Cale Makar

This 2024 NHL postseason has been filled with wild matchups and great performances from players of a wide variety. There have been many Star players that have accounted for huge performances and some role players that have come up out of nowhere have dominated. Most of these performances make great player prop bets especially due to the matchups in the first round of the playoffs. Look for the best player props bets to come from Draftkings.

Here are our favorite NHL player prop picks for Friday.

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Winnipeg Jets vs. Colorado Avalanche

My Pick – Cale Makar to Account for Over 1.5 Points (+180) at DraftKings

Several players for the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for consistent performances throughout the first-round matchup against the Winnipeg Jets. Among the most consistent is defender Cale Maker who has accounted for five points with four being assists in the two games played against the Jets.

The Avalanche have scored 11 total goals in the two games played against Winnipeg. Makar has been there for just about half of those goals. 

He has been one of the most consistent passers throughout the entire league and has been especially the best passer for the Avalanche. He has been a key reason why Colorado finished the regular season with the top-ranked scoring offense in the league. 

Look for Makar to account for another solid passing performance against the Jets, who might be riding out of steam defensively.

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Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

My Pick – Connor McDavid to Account for Over 1.5 Points (-130) at DraftKings

The Edmonton Oilers knew they were set to be in a tough round-one matchup with their Pacific divisional rival in the Los Angeles Kings. After a big 7-4 win in game one, the Oilers fell at home to the Kings with a 5-4 loss in overtime. 

Many aspects of this game led to the loss for the Oilers, but among the biggest was the lack of full production from store center Connor McDavid. In the loss, McDavid accounted for one assist and no goals. The team was negative about his presence on the ice. When he was off the ice, the Kings scored three goals. 

That being said, McDavid and the Oilers knew the highly efficient defense of the Kings would be a tough task to overcome consistently. McDavid has shown he can lead a team through an incredible performance and account for a big win. In game one he accounted for five assists. 

The Oilers will need that impact from McDavid to grab a win or two when the series goes to Los Angeles for two games.

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Michael Hanich is a sports journalist/analyst with a wide variety of experience in the newspaper and digital field. He has a love for all sports. The leagues that he covers are College Football, the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, College Basketball (men’s and women’s), the MLB, Lacrosse, Volleyball, and the WNBA.

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