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Tuesday NHL Player Props: 5 PrizePicks Plays for Nikita Kucherov, Artemi Panarin, More (April 19)

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Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images. Pictured: Tampa Bay Lightning standout Nikita Kucherov, right, celebrates with teammates.

We have a stacked 10-game slate on Tuesday’s NHL card, with an abundance of options to pick through on PrizePicks. Below, I give out five PrizePicks flex plays.

For those unfamiliar with PrizePicks flex plays, getting 5/5 correct registers a 10x payout, 4/5 correct registers a 2x payout, and 3/5 correct 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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Tuesday NHL Props

Nikita Kucherov — Over 0.5 Goals

We have an Atlantic Division matchup, with Tampa Bay hosting Detroit. Nikita Kucherov has been playing some of his best hockey, scoring seven goals in his last eight games.

This is a great matchup for Kucherov to keep It rolling, with the Red Wings ranking 28th in the league in 5-on-5 expected goals against per 60 minutes. Alex Nedeljkovic is the projected starting goaltender for Detroit and has been struggling as of late.

Nedeljkovic has now allowed three or more goals in six of his last seven outings, posting a mere 0.882 save percentage over that stretch. Kucherov should be able to get at least one goal in this game. However, I wouldn’t play this total if It jumps from 0.5 to 1.

Artemi Panarin — Over 2.5 Shots on Goal

The Rangers host the Jets in this showdown. Artemi Panarin has been playing some great hockey and should have a good chance at going over this total against a Winnipeg team struggling mightily in its defensive zone.

Currently, the Jets rank just 24th in the league in opposing shots on goal allowed per game. Over their last five contests, Winnipeg has allowed an average of 35.2 shots on goal per outing.

I wouldn’t play this total if It jumps from 2.5 to 3.

Kirill Kaprizov — Over 0.5 Goals

The Minnesota Wild travels to Canada to face the Montreal Canadiens. In a game likely to be a blowout, Minnesota’s leading goal-scorer, Kirill Kaprizov, shouldn’t have much difficulty generating high-danger scoring chances.

Kaprizov has been on a tear, scoring 11 goals over his last 14 games and now faces a team that bleeds goals. This season, Montreal ranks last in the league in 5-on-5 xGA per 60 minutes.

Over their last 10 games, the Canadiens have allowed an average of 4.8 goals scored per game. I wouldn’t play this total if It jumps from 0.5 to 1.

Jared Spurgeon — Over 0.5 Points

I am taking another Wild player to find the scoresheet in what I expect to be a blowout in Montreal. In his one game against the Canadiens, Spurgeon recorded two points with a goal and an assist.

Spurgeon has also had a lot of success of late, recording 10 points in his last 11 games. Spurgeon serves as the defensemen on the first power play unit, which could have success in this game. Montreal ranks 28th in the league in penalty minutes served per game and 28th in penalty kill percentage.

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

Mats Zuccarello — Over 0.5 Assists

I am taking a third and final Wild player in this game, as this play has a strong correlation with the first two. Zuccarello serves as the other wing on Kaprizov’s line and runs the first power play unit alongside him and Spurgeon.

In an ideal world, we could kill three birds with one stone on just one power-play goal in this game. Even if that’s not the case, I think all three players can definitely find the scoresheet against the lowly Canadiens.

Over his last 14 games, Zuccarello has racked up nine assists. I wouldn’t play this total if It jumps from 0.5 to 1 on this angle.

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