NHL Player Props Tonight: Ovi Makes History, Plus 3 More Picks

It’s the last week of hockey before teams take a short break for the holidays. Here are four player props to consider on a busy Monday night in the NHL.

Alexander Ovechkin – Anytime Goal Scorer

It’s been a historic December for Alexander Ovechkin – and it’s not over yet. After hitting the 800-goal mark with a hat trick against the Blackhawks last week, Ovi will look to tie Gordie Howe tonight for second on the all-time goal scorer list (801).

Ovechkin has now gone two games without potting one. A home game against the struggling Red Wings could be just what the doctor ordered for the 37-year-old.

Detroit has lost five in a row and is ranked 18th in goals against (3.17). You’ll get boosted odds from hockey betting sites if you think another multi-goal game is in the cards for the Great Eight.

Johnny Gaudreau – Anytime Goal Scorer

The Jackets have lost three in a row and will look to their leader for a spark against the Stars.

Johnny Gaudreau has shined since relocating to Columbus, tallying 33 points in 30 games. Unfortunately, the second-highest scorer for the bottom-dwelling Blue Jackets has just 22 points.

Gaudreau was held in check on a recent road trip (two points in three games) and will hope to get back on track with some home cooking.

A positive regression in goals should be coming.The winger has just one goal in his last six games.

J.T. Miller – Over 2.5 Shots

The Vancouver Canucks are starting to climb up the ranks after a dreadful start to the season. They lost to the Jets on Saturday, but before that, had won four of five.

J.T. Miller is the team’s third-leading scorer but has just one point in his last four games. The good news is he’s still shooting the puck, so things should turn around for the veteran soon. Miller has 10 shots in his last three games and will likely get some chances tonight.

The Blues haven’t played well defensively this season, ranking 27th in goals allowed (3.65) and 22nd in shots against (32.5).

Chandler Stephenson – Over 0.5 Assists

Chandler Stephenson had a breakout year for the Golden Knights last season and has carried his strong play into the 2022-23 campaign.

The center has 29 points on the season, with most of them assists (22). The Saskatoon native has six helpers in the last four games, including one against the Islanders on Saturday.

He’ll face a soft Buffalo defense tonight that ranks 23rd in both goals and shots against. Stephenson has recorded an assist in three of his last four games at T-Mobile Arena.