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There are three NHL games tonight that have the potential to be high-value sports betting matchups. Among the three games are two potential Stanley Cup finals previews that have great matchups and great opportunities to win through player props. These are going to be games tonight that will give the College National Playoff National Championship a run for their money in terms of viewership.
Here are our favorite NHL player prop picks for Monday.
One of the two potential Stanley Cup Finals matchups this Monday night is set as the Vancouver Canucks go on the road to take on the New York Rangers. This is a game that will feature two of the top defenses in the league.
The Rangers’ defense ranks seventh in the league in goals allowed per game (2.74). The Canucks, however, possess the most electrifying offense in the league as they average 3.82 goals per game (first in the league).
The Canucks have a great opportunity to get center J.T. Miller involved and orchestrate the offense. Miller is second on the team in assists accounted for this season with 35. He leads the team in points accounted for with 53 points. If there is one player that can get the offense rolling for the Canucks against a high-powered defense of the Rangers, it will be Miller.
One of the most undervalued games going into this Monday night is set as the Dallas Stars go on the road and take on the Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota Wild is taking on a Stars team that is a highly efficient offense but has been slipping on the defensive side of the ice. Dallas is on a three-game losing streak where their defense has been inefficient and has allowed 13 goals during that span.
Minnesota is 23rd in the league in goals allowed per game (2.97) but has found ways to get on the board. Center Marco Rossi is a player who can help establish a solid presence on the ice for the Wild.
He has accounted for a goal or an assist in two of the last three games for the Wild. He has accounted for 24 points, with 12 of them being goals and 12 being assists in 38 games this season.
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Another potential Stanley Cup finals matchup and perhaps the biggest matchup tonight is set as the Colorado Avalanche go on the road to take on the Boston Bruins.
Within the past few weeks, the Avalanche have seen their defensive efficiency slip as Colorado is now 18th in the league in goals allowed per game (3.15). Colorado has allowed 16 goals in the last three games.
The Bruins possess the 10th-ranked scoring offense as they average 3.37 goals per game. Most of it is due to the elite play of forward David Pastrnak. In 38 games this season, Pastrnak has accounted for 55 points, with 24 of them being goals and 31 being assists. He has accounted for two or more points in four of the last five games played.
Look for the Bruins, led by Pastrnak, to have a huge offensive production game against a struggling Avalanche defense.
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