Best NHL player props for Thursday's NHL slate: Nikita Kucherov has scored in seven straight

There are nine games tonight, we’re going to take a deeper dive into two of the matchups and choose two-player props we think will provide good value and will have a great chance of hitting. Games are starting at 7:00 pm ET and the final game of the night starts at 10:00 pm ET.

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Nikita Kucherov over 0.5 goals (+110)

Nikita Kucherov has been on fire lately. In his last seven games, he has recorded nine goals and 11 assists. This is the best hockey he has played all season. He’s scored in seven consecutive games and has shown no signs of slowing down. His teammate Steven Stamkos has also been performing incredibly well lately. With 14 assists and 21 points in his last seven games, Stamkos has been the perfect setup man for Kucherov. This has been the best duo in the league for the last two weeks and there’s no reason that should stop tonight. Kucherov and the Lightning will be playing the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. These two teams just played each other on Tuesday, and the Lightning won 4-1.  Kucherov recorded a goal within the first two minutes of that game. The Lightning will be looking for a similar performance tonight, as they are expecting to ride into the playoffs on a high note. In his second-last regular-season game of the season, take Kucherov to record over 0.5 goals and extend his goal streak to eight games.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Evander Kane over 0.5 goals (+135)

Evander Kane and the Edmonton Oilers will take on Kane’s former team one last time. The last time these teams met, Kane recorded a goal in a 2-1 game. This meeting should be more eventful, as it’s the end of the season and both teams will want to perform well for different reasons. Kane has scored in four consecutive games and has totaled six goals in that span. Playing against his former team, Kane should be extra motivated to continue his goal-scoring streak. There is bad blood with the San Jose Sharks and Kane. At this stage of the season, Kane will want to make a statement against his former team. The Oilers are on their way to the playoffs with home-ice advantage, while the Sharks are a bottom 10 team in the league. Kane is probably satisfied with his decision to leave the team, and that should reflect in tonight’s game. Take Kane to record over 0.5 goals tonight.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for the San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers

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