Value on Igor Shesterkin, Johnny Gaudreau and more (May 24)


Game 4 is set to start in the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs for two different matchups on Tuesday’s card. Despite the small slate, there are still some great player props to tackle.

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Igor Shesterkin Under 2.5 goals allowed

Hurricanes at Rangers, 7 p.m. ET

The New York Rangers are looking to even the series at home as they host the Carolina Hurricanes after Sunday’s 3-1 win. New York is a completely different team playing at Madison Square Garden in these playoffs, going 4-1 overall and averaging just 2.6 goals scored per game.

Over those five games, Shesterkin has an incredible .946 save percentage. On the other hand, the Hurricanes have struggled to play away from PNC Arena this post-season, going 0-4 winless and averaging just 1.75 goals per game.

I wouldn’t play that total any lower than 2.5.

Teuvo Teravainen Under 0.5 points

Hurricanes at Rangers, 7 p.m. ET

In a game that has a good correlation with the Shesterkin under, I clear Teuvo Teravainen. As I mentioned, the Hurricanes are 0-4 on the road and Teuvo has failed to register a point in any of those four games.

I think we get great value in that number because Teuvo is a completely different player at home. He drove in nine runs in six games at the PNC Arena. With the polar opposite that reigns when Teuvo plays on the road, I’m bleaching it out in this contest.

Sebastian Aho Fantasy Score less than 9.5

Hurricanes at Rangers, 7 p.m. ET

The other Carolina skater I’m losing in this contest is Teravainen’s teammate Sebastian Aho. In an ideal world, Shesterkin and the Rangers will close this line completely, and we can grab three of these props in one shot.

Like Teuvo, Aho disappeared playing on the road, failing to generate a single point playing away from PNC Arena. Aho and Teravainen failed to even crack the top seven in expected individual goals against Carolina in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to New York.

I wouldn’t play this number any lower than 9.5.

Johnny Gaudreau Over 3.5 shots on goal

Flames at Oilers, 9:30 p.m. ET

The Calgary Flames are looking to even their streak after a 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. Not only has Gaudreau surpassed that total in this game, but he’s hit at least four shots on goal in five straight outings and seven of his last eight games.

I believe we still get a low number on Gaudreau simply because four shots on goal is a relatively high total for any skater. However, Gaudreau proved that the total was too low for him. As a member of the all-star first line, I expect coach Darryl Sutter to rely heavily on Gaudreau/Lindholm/Tkachuk as the Flames will be desperate to avoid a 3-1 loss in the series.

I wouldn’t play that total It jumps up to 4.

Mike Smith Over 32.5 saves

Flames at Oilers, 9:30 p.m. ET

In a game that correlates well with Gaudreau’s mainstay, I’m backing the Edmonton goaltender to surpass that total. I expect Calgary to shoot the net the entire game against Edmonton, which is good for those two stalwarts to go over the total.

Smith has exceeded that number in four of his last seven playoff games he’s finished and missed just one shot in Sunday’s game. We should see a little more urgency for Calgary in this game than we did on Sunday, which should be enough to push Smith over that total.

I wouldn’t gamble that number at anything higher than 32.5.

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