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NHL PrizePicks Player Props for Rangers vs. Lightning: Value on Igor Shesterkin, Nikita Kucherov, More (June 7)

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Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Tampa Bay Lightning standout Ondrej Palat.

Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals is set for Tuesday, with the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the New York Rangers at 8 p.m. ET following their 3-2 victory in Sunday’s game to make it a 2-1 series lead for the visitors.

That said, there are some great player props to attack in this matchup.

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.

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.


What is PrizePicks? A daily fantasy operator — meaning they’re available in more states (31) than sports betting is! — PrizePicks offers a unique opportunity for action on player props in which you parlay two or more plays together.


NHL PrizePicks Player Props

Igor Shesterkin — Over 33.5 Saves

Tampa Bay has found a new spark now that it’s back at home, which has led to it generating more shots on goal and spending more time in the offensive zone. If that continues, then Shesterkin should fly over this number again.

After recording 49 saves in Game 3, Shesterkin has now cleared this total in four of his last five starts. He has been unconscious in that stretch, stopping 189 of the 200 shots he has faced, which is good for a 0.945 save percentage.

There is no denying Shesterkin is a top-two goaltender in the world, and if Tampa Bay controls the offensive zone again, then he should be able to easily get over this number.

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Nikita Kucherov — Over 3.5 Shots on Goal

If Shesterkin is to get at least 34 saves, that means the Lightning will obviously have to generate plenty of shots. After notching 52 shots on goal in Game 3, I’m backing a few Tampa Bay skaters to go over their shot props again.

One of the skaters is forward Nikita Kucherov, who recorded five shots on goal in Game 3 and has surpassed this total in four of his last six games. If Tampa Bay is to tie the series at 2-2, it will rely heavily on its top-six forward group that includes Kucherov.

Ondrej Palat — Over 2 Shots on Goal

The hero of Game 3, Palat has reached at least two shots on goal in six of his last seven games. Coach Jon Cooper gave Palat his proper praises following his game-winning goal on Sunday as he talked with the media about how Palat is one of the most underrated forwards on this club and is one of the hardest workers on the team.

Safe to say, Palat’s playing time and opportunities will not decrease any time soon. Skating alongside two superstars in Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov who can both the move the puck excellently, Palat should easily be able to reach at least two shots on goal.

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Alex Killorn — Over 2 Shots on Goal

The last Tampa Bay skater I’m backing in the shots department is winger Alex Killorn. Cooper absolutely loves the Hagel/Cirelli/Killorn line, as it provides toughness and strong two-way play, which he rewarded by having that line lead all of them in ice time in Sunday’s win.

Not only did that line do a great job in preventing high-danger scoring chances, it also led all Tampa Bay forward lines in five-on-five expected goals. After registering five shots on goal in that game, Killorn has now reached at least two shots in nine of his last 10 games.

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Mika Zibanejad — Under 0.5 Hits

Mika Zibanejad has been unconscious in these playoffs, scoring in seven of his last eight games. That being said, Zibanejad is surely not out there for his defensive play or physical presence.

Zibanejad has yet to register a hit in this series and has gone under this total in six of his last seven outings. Despite recording two points in Game 3, Zibanejad had a negative on-ice expected goals differential as he had an on-ice expected goals against of 2.06 thus far.

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