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NHL Playoffs: Props to look out for this weekend

With seven NHL Playoffs Game 6s to be played on Friday and Saturday, we ran through some notable prop betting markets ahead of the action.

The NHL Playoffs have reached the final days of the first round. Some teams are trying to close out and advance to the next round, while others are aiming to keep their season alive. 

We could very well know all the second-round matchups by the end of this weekend, however, fans could also be treated to a couple of Game 7s, which never disappoint. 

We've highlighted some prop betting markets to look for ahead of this weekend's Game 6 slate.

Hurricanes vs. Islanders Game 6

The Hurricanes couldn’t close out their first-round series against the Islanders, dropping Game 5 at home to bring the series back to Long Island for a pivotal Game 6. 

As expected, this series has been all about the defenses. Three of the five games have been one-goal contests and each goaltender has stepped up at one point or another to get the team a victory. 

Given the way the series has gone, the under could hold good value here. 

Over 5.5 goals to be scored in the game is +120, while under 5.5 is priced at -140.

Bruins vs. Panthers Game 6

Like the Hurricanes, the Bruins had a chance to end their first-round series in five games, but dropped Game 5 in overtime to the Panthers thanks to a Matthew Tkachuk game-winning goal. 

The Bruins have looked more and more like the record-breaking team from the regular season as the series has gone on. But the one player that looks off is David Pastrnak. After a 61-goal regular season, the sniper has just two tallies in the series so far. 

Pastrnak's slump isn’t going to last forever. He’s second on the team in shots on goal and has gotten some unlucky breaks. 

Pastrnak is +110 to score anytime in Friday's Game 6.

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Stars vs. Wild Game 6

The Wild are on the verge of (another) first-round exit. Minnesota is down 3-2 in its series against Dallas with Game 6 set to be played in Saint Paul. 

Minnesota has had no answer for Roope Hintz, who leads the playoffs in points. The Stars forward has recorded at least a point in four of the five games and at least three in three of those contests. 

With Dallas aiming to close out the series, Hintz could have a good chance to get on the scoresheet yet again. 

Hintz is -160 to record over 0.5 points in Game 6.

Avalanche vs. Kraken Game 6

Could the reigning Stanley Cup champions be out in the first round? That might be the case, as the Kraken take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 on Friday. 

Seattle has given Colorado fits in this series. It hasn’t helped that the Avalanche are without Gabriel Landeskog and Valeri Nichushkin, resulting in only Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon scoring multiple goals in the series. 

With its back against the wall, Colorado is going to look for its top stars to keep their season alive. Rantanen has been the most productive offensive player for the Avalanche, and seems like he’s due for another big game in Game 6. 

Rantanen is +150 to record over 1.5 points, and -200 to go under 1.5 points. 

Oilers vs. Kings Game 6

Multiple overtime games. Multiple blown leads. And really weak goaltending. The Oilers-Kings series has had it all. The Kings are trying to force a Game 7, down 3-2 heading back to L.A. for Game 6. 

Stuart Skinner and Joonas Korpisalo have each struggled immensely in this series. Both offenses are averaging at least three goals per game, with the Oilers scoring 11 combined in the last two contests. 

Neither team has shown an ability to truly shut down the opposition’s offense. That makes for the over to hold value in Game 6. 

Over 6.5 goals to be scored in Game 6 is priced at -130.

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