Hurricanes vs. Bruins: The best player prop bets for Feb. 10
The Boston Bruins (26-15-3) will look to defend their home ice tonight and avoid being swept by the Carolina Hurricanes (31-10-3), who outscored Boston 10-1 in their first two matchups.
David Pastrnak is the hottest Bruin at the moment, coming off back-to-back two-goal games. He'll need to come up big this evening as two of his highest scoring teammates, Brad Marchand (suspension), and Patrice Bergeron (injured), will not be suiting up.
The Hurricanes, meanwhile, will be looking to reverse a trend that’s seen their offense average only two goals in their last five games, which is well below their average of 3.46 goals per contest.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and we have the three best player prop bets below.
Fri, February 11 2022, 12:00 AM
DAVID PASTRNAK GOAL SCORER
Leading Boston with 24 goals this season, including 16 at home, David Pastrnak is a tough guy to keep off the score sheet. In his last five games at the TD Garden, "Pasta" has been on a tear, scoring eight goals on 20 shots.
Pastrnak scored 12 goals in 18 games in January, and is an excellent bet to find the twine again tonight.
SEBASTIAN AHO OVER/UNDER 2.5 SHOTS ON GOAL
Mired in something of a slump, Hurricanes leading point scorer Sebastian Aho only has two points (2A) in his last five games. The two-time All-Star shouldn’t be concerned though, as he still has 19 goals and 46 points on the season for the Canes.
Averaging 2.98 shots on goal and trending in the right direction with 11 shots in his last three games, the Finnish phenom should continue to be a threat to get multiple chances on net and break out of his quiet stretch this evening.
TAYLOR HALL TO SCORE AT LEAST 1 POINT
With two of Boston’s top players out, someone other than Pastrnak is going to need to step up and provide some offense. That player might be Taylor Hall, who is coming off back-to-back multi-point games that included five shots on goal each game.
Hall has been quietly finding ways to contribute this season with 10 goals and 31 points in 44 games played, which has him on pace for his best season in six years. The former first overall draft pick back should be hungry to capitalize on the opportunity to be the next guy up and provide some much-needed offense.