Best player prop bets for Wednesday's NHL Slate: Pastrnak to continue his hot return

Aug 29, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak (88) passes the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game four of the second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena.
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After an eight-game schedule on Tuesday, we have just two games scheduled for Wednesday night. The action starts at 5:30 p.m. ET with the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the Detroit Red Wings and concludes with the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the Boston Bruins. Here we are going to focus on the player props and will be looking for guys to step up for their teams. Make sure you also check out our picks on the side and total for every game as well.

Steven Stamkos Over 1 Point (-114)

Tampa Bay is having plenty of success this season, winning five of their first seven games so far. The only issue with Tampa Bay is that they have not had one guy stand out as a superstar. Here we are going to look to the guy who has probably been their best overall player. That being Steven Stamkos. He still has just nine points on the season, which actually is the most among any Lightning player. Stamkos has compiled five assists and four goals, bringing that balance to the team.

Luckily, the Lightning are getting set to host the Red Wings. Detroit is allowing an average of 3.5 goals per game, which will likely give Tampa Bay plenty of chances to score. The more chances they have to score, the more likely that Stamkos is going to play a huge role. Here we are going to look to Stamkos’ point prop. Even at 1.0, it is hard to imagine that Stamkos will not make his presence known in this game. He has had at least one point in five of their seven games and multiple points in three games.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning.

David Pastrnak Over 1 Point (-114)

The Boston Bruins are fresh off a 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals, a win that avenge their 4-3 loss to Washington the game prior. Boston has quite a few guys that have stepped up this season, but they welcomed back one guy in particular about four days ago.

That being David Pastrnak, who came off of the IR. Pastrnak had been dealing with a hip injury, but given his first two performances, he is going to be where we look in Wednesday’s game. Through two games, Pastrnak has a total of three points. He scored twice in the game against Washington this past Monday and had one assist against the same Washington team this past Saturday. With all the options for Boston now, backing Pastrnak to make some sort of impact seems to be likely. Even if he only has one assist, we would still push this prop, so taking the risk for him to find two points is worth it.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers.

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