Best NHL Playoffs player prop bets for Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Point to keep scoring

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will put in the research to try and achieve this.

The Stanley Cup Finals has finally arrived. After weeks of fantastic playoff hockey, only two teams remain with the Montreal Canadiens taking on reigning champions the Tampa Bay Lightning. Right now, we’re going to be focusing on NHL player props for that matchup, but make sure you also check out our picks on the side and total for this game and every game of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Brayden Point Over 0.5 Goals (+162)

The Tampa Bay Lightning are no doubt the huge favorites to lift the Stanley Cup but the fact that they played seven grueling games with the New York Islanders could spell trouble for them tonight. Of course, they have had a few days off, so we should still expect them to be sharp.

The player we plan to focus on tonight will be Brayden Point. He has been prolific in the postseason, though just saw his nine-game goal streak come to an end in Game 7 against the Islanders. To start this series, we are actually going back to a Point goal prop tonight. Yes, the Canadiens have been excellent defensively, but Point has proven he can score on the best of the best. We do believe this game is likely to be low scoring, given the fact that it is a Game 1 on the biggest stage, however seeing that Point has scored in nine of his last 10 games played, backing him to score another goal and begin another streak is intriguing and will be our play in Game 1 tonight.

Cole Caufield Over 0.5 Points (+120)

The Montreal Canadiens are underdogs for Game 1 in Tampa and will look to steal a game on the road tonight. They are fresh off an impressive series win against Vegas and Cole Caufield was a big reason for their success. He had the game-winning goal in Game 6 and produced a total of four goals in the series. He also recorded one assist against Vegas, making his point prop look appealing tonight. If Montreal is going to win this series, they must have guys like Caufield step up and provide offense, so backing his point prop will be our play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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