There are eight games on the NHL schedule tonight, including a clash between the Devils and Hurricanes, with first place in the Metropolitan on the line.
Here are four player props to consider for Dec. 20.
Andrei Svechnikov – Over 2.5 Shots
First place in the Met is up for grabs tonight when New Jersey visits Carolina in Raleigh. However, these are two teams going in opposite directions.
The Hurricanes have won five straight with the help of two goals and four points from Svechnikov in that span. The young winger has been around the net, with at least two shots on goal in ten straight games.
He should continue to put the puck on net at home tonight against a struggling NJ team. After a sizzling start to the season, the Devils have dropped five in a row, surrendering 20 goals along the way.
Mika Zibanejad – Over 0.5 Assists
The red-hot Rangers have rattled off seven straight wins, piling up 34 goals in the process. Mika Zibanejad has been a significant factor, contributing nine points during the winning streak.
The veteran Swede has 37 points on the season and is coming off back-to-back two-assist performances. He’s recorded at least one assist in six of his last eight games.
Zibanejad will look to stay hot in Pittsburgh against a Pens team that lost 3-2 to Carolina on Sunday.
Mitch Marner – Anytime Goal Scorer
After a 23-game point streak, Mitch Marner has finally cooled off the last couple of games. The 25-year-old has gone two straight contests without a point, something he hadn’t done all season until now.
The Leafs will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak of their own when they host Tampa Bay. The Lightning are rolling after five straight victories, and Toronto will need Marner to be in top form for this one.
Look for the winger to get back on track by burying his 13th of the season tonight. If you’d prefer to bank on points rather than a goal, there’s odds at NHL betting sites for that too.
Elias Lindholm – Over 2.5 Shots
Offense has been hard to come by for the Flames this year. Calgary ranks 22nd in the league in goals for (3.0) and has lacked the scoring punch that produced a 111-point first-place finish (Pacific) in 2021-22.
What little production they have had has largely come from veteran center Elias Lindholm. After a hot couple of weeks, Lindholm is up to 28 points on the season.
He’s been getting the puck on net consistently and has notched seven shots in his last two games. While the Flames have struggled to score, they haven’t had a problem getting the puck on net. Calgary ranks 5th in the league with 34 shots per game.
Lindholm is coming off a three-shot game two nights ago against the same San Jose Sharks team he’ll face tonight.