Best player props for Saturday's NHL slate: Larkin launches pucks on net

Chicago Blackhawks center Kirby Dach (77) defends Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) during the second period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Connor Grootenhuis

NHL· 4 weeks ago

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There are 10 NHL games on the docket for today. That means there are plenty of opportunities to find value in some player props. We are taking a deeper look at 2 matchups and 2 props that we think have a solid chance of hitting. Along with these props, be sure to check out our full game previews for each game tonight.

Dylan Larkin over 2.5 shots on goal (-130)

Line available at DraftKings at time of publishing

Dylan Larkin is putting an emphasis on shooting the puck this season. The 25-year-old Detroit captain has fired 23 shots on goal in 7 games. He registered 7 shots last night against the Panthers, and he seems to have great chemistry with youngster Lucas Raymond. Detroit’s top line is off to a strong start, and the link between Larkin and Raymond is a big reason why. In tonight’s matchup the Wings face the Maple Leafs. In 18 career games against the Maple Leafs, Larkin has fired 60 shots on goal, good for an average of 3.3 shots per game against them. Look for Larkin to exceed 2.5 shots tonight.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs.

Pavel Buchnevich over 0.5 points (-125)

Line available at DraftKings at time of publishing

Pavel Buchnevich started his tenure in St. Louis on a high note. He was rolling with a goal and assist in his first 2 games.  He was then suspended for 2 games, and returned to the lineup earlier this week. Buchnevich has not registered a point in his 2 games back, but he has a solid chance to do so tonight. The Blues face the Blackhawks this evening. Chicago is 0-6-2 on the year and 0-3-1 on the road. The St. Louis offense should be looking to have a big day.  In addition to reclaiming his spot on the second line, Buchnevich should be seeing some time on the power play. That is a solid recipe for success, and after a 2-game point drought, look for Buchnevich to find the scoresheet tonight.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Chicago Blackhawks vs St Louis Blues.

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