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Best NHL Prop Bets Today: Limited Players Stand Out in Second Round Matchup

Written by: Michael Hanich
Published May 10, 2024
10 min read
Best NHL Prop Bets 2024 05 10

This Friday night will be a tough matchup for two games set to continue. These are series where multiple role players have had to step up and help take the game over. Don’t expect explosive performances from the biggest stars playing tonight. Instead, look for the best performances to come from players who have quietly led their teams this postseason. Look for the best player prop bets to come from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Here are our favorite NHL player prop picks for Friday, May 10.

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Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins

My Pick - Aleksander Barkov to Account for Over 0.5 Assists (+105 at DraftKings)

The second-round matchup between the Boston Bruins and the Florida Panthers has been one-sided in each game played. There has been a lot of offense played in this surprising series.

The Panthers were defeated 5-1 in game one before rebounding big in game two with a 6-1 score. One player who has been effective through the two games played this season is forward Aleksander Barkov. He accounted for two points and two assists in the Panthers' win over the Bruins. Barkov accounted for an assist in game one when the Panthers' offense was virtually non-existent.

Through seven games played, Barkov has accumulated 10 total points and four goals. He has accounted for an assist in four games, including the last three games played.

The Panthers have revitalized their offense with the 6-1 win. They will look for their star players to get their offense rolling as the Panthers will face a tenacious Bruins defense and the Bruins' home crowd. Look for Barkov to continue his assist streak on Friday night.

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Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

My Pick - Brock Boeser to Account for Over 0.5 Points (-160 at DraftKings)

The Vancouver Canucks have up and down when it comes to efficiency on the offensive side of the ice this regular season and postseason. They have been either incredibly explosive or they been stale at several points in games.

The most consistent player in the postseason for the Canucks is forward Brock Boeser. Through seven games played this postseason, Boeser has accounted for a team-high in total points accounted and goals scored with four. He has accounted for a point in five of the seven games played.

He was the most reliable player in the 4-3 overtime win over the Nashville Predators in game five.

There have been several times this postseason where the Edmonton Oilers have played efficient defense and allowed their opponents to score at will. The Canucks could accomplish this in game two with a solid performance from Boeser.

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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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