Best NHL Playoffs player prop bets for Canadiens vs. Golden Knights: Pietrangelo to keep shooting

Jun 16, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (7) controls the puck during the third period against the Montreal Canadiens in game two of the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals at T-Mobile Arena.

We have only a one-game slate for Tuesday’s NHL playoff action, so we will be looking to find one player for each team who represents some value. Right now, we’re going to be focusing on NHL player props, bringing you a few of our favorite props. Before you bet these, make sure you also check out our picks on the side and total for every game.

Alex Pietrangelo over 3.5 total shots on goal (+110)

Alex Pietrangelo has been a shooting machine this series against the Montreal Canadiens. In just four games he has a total of 20 shots, including two games where he had seven shots in each. He’s also been playing more than 25 minutes a night, which allows him more opportunities to put the puck on the net.

He has three goals in four games against Montreal as well, he should see no reason to slow it down when it comes to taking chances. The Golden Knights are also leading the league in points by defensemen during the playoffs, head coach Peter Deboer has probably given his defensive-core the green light to shoot the puck as often as they can.

Pietrangelo has averaged 3.88 shots per game during the postseason, he’ll be looking to maintain that average heading into Game 5. In nine of 17 games, he’s had four or more shots on goal these playoffs.

Cole Caufield over 2.5 shots on goal (-105)

Although he’s the youngest player on the team, Cole Caufield is already the most skilled player the Canadiens have on their roster. Watching Caufield with the puck, it’s easy to tell he is going to be a big name in the league for years to come. He can generate chances out of nothing and has already turned into one of their primary options on the powerplay, despite only playing 23 career games in the NHL.

In four games against the Golden Knights, Caufield has 12 shots and two goals. For a team that struggles to score, fans and the organization have turned to Cole to be the difference-maker in these big games despite his lack of experience. In Game 1 of the series, Caufield had a goal and six shots in just 15:43 minutes on the ice. He’s a proven goalscorer and is willing to take plenty of chances, if the Habs expect to win this game, they’ll need a similar performance from the young star in Game 5.

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