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Chandler Stephenson earned a Stanley Cup ring while a part of the Washington Capitals franchise.

When Stephenson and the Capitals won their first Stanley Cup during the 2018 Finals, it was against Chandler’s current team, the Vegas Golden Knights.

Chandler played less than 10 minutes in the cup-clinching game.

The Capitals were loaded up front, with names like Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Evgeny Kuznetsov getting most of the ice time.

Today, Stephenson is averaging 19 minutes of ice time with Vegas, and his importance to the team is far greater than it ever was in Washington.

Catch Me If You Can

There was a time when being fast was nice to have in the NHL but not a must-have.

Those days are over; now, everyone isn’t just fast – they are silly fast.

However, Chandler Stephenson isn’t just a good skater; according to the NHL All-Star game this year, he is the third-best skater in the entire league.

That’s fast.

Unfortunately for Chandler, he is being asked to keep up with maybe the fastest skater on the planet, Connor McDavid, as Vegas now battles the Edmonton Oilers in Round 2 of the playoffs.

For most players, the thought of keeping McDavid in check might have an impact on their offensive production.

Chandler is trying to be good at both.

Over and Out

Tonight, Stephenson has a Total Points prop set at +0.5 points.

The BestOdds EDGE betting platform tells us that Chandler has gone OVER that total in seven of his last 10 games.

In the four games played against Edmonton so far, Chandler recorded a point in games one and three and was held off the scoresheet in games two and four.

If you believe in trends, the good news for Over bettors is tonight is Game 5.

What Else You Got?

  • Stephenson has 10 points in 9 playoff games this year and has not gone back-to-back games without a point. (He was shut out last game)
  • Stephenson is centering a line with Brett Howden and Mark Stone. Stone leads all Golden Knights with 11 points in these playoffs.
  • Stephenson is on the number one power play unit for Vegas, with names like Stone and Jack Eichel.

The BestOdds EDGE betting platform has determined taking the OVER for Stephenson’s total points prop bet gives a bettor a 9% edge against the sportsbooks.

As a reminder, that edge is determined by your betting odds. The EDGE platform is suggesting a 9% advantage if you can find this at -143 or better.

If your sportsbook has this wager at -150 or worse, then this isn’t the play for you.

Wishing you the best of luck with all your NHL playoff props and parlays this weekend.NHL Player Prop Expected To Go OVER

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