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NHL Player Props: Steven Stamkos, David Pastrnak, Justin Faulk, More Stanley Cup Playoff Picks For Tuesday

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Four different first-round series of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs roll into Game 5s on Tuesday.

Below are my five best PrizePicks props for the slate. For those unfamiliar with PrizePicks flex plays, correctly predicting 5-of-5 props registers a 10x payout, 4-of-5 registers a 2x payout and 3-of-5 registers a 0.4x payout.

You can also take these plays and do smaller parlays with just two or three props for lower payouts.


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NHL Player Props

Steven Stamkos Over 0.5 Assists

Lightning at Maple Leafs, 7:30 p.m. ET

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to take a 3-2 series lead as they travel to Toronto following their 7-3 victory over the Maple Leafs on Sunday.

The Ondrej Palat/Steven Stamkos/Nikita Kucherov line continues to generate plenty of high-danger scoring chances for Tampa Bay. Game 5 should be no different.

Despite logging just one assist in this series thus far, Stamkos should positively regress back to the mean following a tremendous end to his regular season. Over the last 10 games of the regular season, Stamkos accumulated 16 assists.

I would not play this total if It jumps from 0.5 to 1.

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Victor Hedman Over 0.5 Assists

Lightning at Maple Leafs, 7:30 p.m. ET

I am backing another member of the Lightning as Hedman has really turned his series around after a poor Game 1. Since that game, he has logged five assists and one goal over three games.

The Stamkos and Hedman plays are just as much of fades of Jack Campbell as they are investments in Stamkos and Hedman. Toronto’s projected starting goaltender is coming off a horrible performance in Game 4 as he got pulled after allowing five goals on 16 shots, producing a 0.688 save percentage.

I would not play this total if It jumps from 0.5 to 1.

David Pastrnak Over 4.5 Shots on Goal

Bruins at Hurricanes, 7 p.m. ET

The Boston Bruins look to take a 3-2 series lead as they travel to Carolina following Sunday’s 5-2 victory over the Hurricanes. Boston made a crucial lineup change before Game 3 and stuck with it through Game 4 when Bruce Cassidy reunited the Brad Marchand/Patrice Bergeron/David Pastrnak line.

This lineup change jump-started Boston’s offense as they rattled off two straight victories. Over those two wins, this line has produced 16 combined points, and Pastrnak has gone over this shot total in every game of this series thus far.

I would not play this total at anything higher than 4.5.

Patrice Bergeron Over 4.5 Shots on Goal

Bruins at Hurricanes, 7 p.m. ET

I am also backing Pastrnak’s linemate to reach at least five shots on goal in this game. Like Pastrnak, Bergeron has gone over this total in each of the first four games of this series.

In a pivotal Game 5, the Marchand/Bergeron/Pastrnak line will once again receive the majority of the ice time from the forward group as they will bank on their biggest names to try to get the job done against Carolina. Additionally, this series has been extremely chippy and we have seen a ton of penalties, which should help these two shot totals to go over as both Pastrnak and Bergeron play on the first power play unit.

I would not play this total if It jumps from 4.5 to 5.

Justin Faulk Over 2 Shots on Goal

Blues at Wild, 9:30 p.m. ET

The St. Louis Blues look to take a 3-2 series lead as they travel to Minnesota to take on the Wild following Sunday’s 5-2 victory. A big storyline is the number of injuries to the Blues’ defensive unit as Marco Scandella, Robert Bortuzzo, Nick Leddy, and Torey Krug are all questionable for Game 5.

With the number of injuries to the St. Louis defense, Justin Faulk has seen a large increase in ice time as he logged more than 30 minutes on Sunday. Faulk made great use of the increased opportunity as he logged an assist and three shots on goal. He should have a great chance at going over this total once again on Tuesday.

I would play this number up to 2.5.

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