NHL Player Props For Tuesday | Feb. 27

Thomas Snodgrass

Updated: Feb 27, 2024

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There are 12 games on schedule, so NHL-bettors will have plenty of wagers to consider on Tuesday night.

The red hot Florida Panthers have been melting the ice, going 8-2 in a red hot stretch over their last 10 games.

A win tonight for the Panthers could potentially tie them atop the league standings with the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins (82 points).

Florida would need the Pittsburgh Penguins to pick up a win over the Canucks tonight for that scenario to play out.

Regardless, another win for the Panthers would inch them closer to claiming their second Presidents’ Trophy in three seasons.

Or maybe Florida shouldn’t go for the Presidents’ Trophy considering that the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks were the last team to win the Presidents’ Trophy and the Stanley Cup?

The Panthers have four players averaging over a point per game (Sam Reinhart, Matthew Tkachuk, Carter Verhaeghe, Aleksandr Barkov), so Florida will always provide some strong options in the prop-betting department.

Maybe not tonight though against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Panthers have scored just 3.6 goals per game in their last 10 games, and the Sabres have allowed only 2.2 goals per game in their last 10.

Could be a sneaky goaltending duel.

Let’s take a look at some NHL player props for Tuesday, with all props being paired with the best odds!

Rasmus Dahlin – D, Buffalo Sabres

As I previously mentioned, I think this Buffalo-Florida matchup could be a low-scoring contest.

I still believe there will be plenty of shots, though.

Both of these teams are in the top ten in shots on goal, with the Panthers at No. 2 (1977 shots), and the Sabres at No. 9 (1842 shots).

The last time these two teams went head-to-head on February 15th, Florida came out on top with a 45-save shutout from backup netminder Anthony Stolarz.

I’m expecting the Sabres to pepper the net in this one once again.

Jeff Skinner and J.J. Peterka are the current goal-scoring leaders for Buffalo (19 goals), but it’s defenseman Rasmus Dahlin that leads this Sabres squad in shots on goal with 176.

Despite patrolling the blue line, Dahlin has been firing the puck at the net like a top-six forward, averaging 3.1 shots on goal per game.

In Florida’s shutout over Buffalo 12 days ago, Dahlin collected a season-high eight shots on net.

The Sabres’ offense will need their top defenseman to keep flinging the puck tonight with the Panthers’ No. 1 goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (2.36 GAA, .916 SV%) expected to be between the pipes.

Dahlin has taken at least four shots in 20 of 57 games this season (35.1%), and in a potential barrage of shots from Buffalo on Tuesday night, Dahlin will put up 4+ shots again.

Pick: Dahlin – OVER 3.5 Shots

Best Odds: (+175) FanDuel

Sebastian Aho – C, Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes’ center Sebastian Aho has just four points in his last seven games.

Saying that a player is “due” seems dicey, like leaving the potential results up to the Betting Gods, but Aho is due.

The 26-year-old Finnish forward has 61 points in 55 games played this season, which is 1.11 points per game, and he should have plenty of opportunities to find the stat sheet against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

The Wild are slated to have Filip Gustavsson (3.23 GAA, .896 SV%) in net tonight, and Gustavsson has been wildly inefficient in goal.

Over his last four games, Gustavsson has produced an .889 save percentage and has allowed 3.25 goals per game, so he’s not taking a step forward.

Carolina is fourth in the NHL in shots on goal, and although the ‘Canes are tied for 11th in goals, they are third in the NHL in expected goal percentage.

A bevy of pucks could get past Gustavsson tonight and Carolina’s team total of goal of OVER 3.5 at +122 on FanDuel appears to be a solid wager.

With a high score from the Hurricanes, Aho should be the main beneficiary.

Pick: Aho – OVER 1.5 Points

Best Odds: (+220) FanDuel

Kyle Connor – LW, Winnipeg Jets

When Kyle Connor scores goals, he scores them in bunches.

Connor has scored 23 goals in 40 games this season, with 17 of those 23 goals coming in a series of back-to-back performances, much like his current stretch of four goals in the last three games.

Tonight, I think Connor scores again.

The St. Louis Blues will visit Winnipeg, and the Blues have been playing some rough defensive hockey of late.

St. Louis has lost four of their last six, they’ve allowed 3.7 goals per game, and that’s with a four-nothing shutout of the New York Islanders, and the Blues kicked-off their three-game road trip with a 6-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Also, Blues’ goalie Jordan Binnington (2.93 GAA, .909 SV%) has allowed at least three goals in six of his last nine starts.

Connor’s 23 goals in 40 games would be approximately a 47 goal pace over an 82-game season, and even though he’s missed some time to injury, I’ll continue to treat him as a winger that could score 50 goals.

Similar goal scorers are going for around even money on some books, but Connor can be had for +150 to score a goal on FanDuel.

If Connor scores for the fourth-straight game on Tuesday night, this could be the last time of the season that Connor can be had at this price for an any time goal.

Pick: Connor – Any Time Goal Scorer

Best Odds: (+150) FanDuel

Jack Hughes – C, New Jersey Devils

The San Jose Sharks are bad.

San Jose has just 15 wins in 56 games and they have allowed a league worst 211 goals.

The New Jersey Devils will visit the lowly Sharks tonight, and that could be just what the doctor ordered for this Devils team that has lost four of their last six.

Over the last four games, New Jersey’s offense has been sputtering, scoring just 2 goals per game, but it hasn’t been for a lack of trying, putting an average of 30.5 shots on goal in that time.

One man that has been flinging the puck at the net and coming up short is Devils’ center Jack Hughes.

Here’s a look at Hughes’ shots on goal, month-to-month:

I’ve excluded Hughes’ data for January since he only appeared in two games.

MonthGames PlayedShots On GoalShots/GameShot%
October8313.916.1%
November8445.56.8%
December14604.311.7%
February10575.75.3%

In February, Hughes has averaged his highest number of shots per game and he has paired it with his lowest monthly shot percentage thus far.

This scoring drought for Hughes could quickly end in a deluge tonight against San Jose.

Naturally, the Sharks’ goaltending has been one of their biggest problems, and with MacKenzie Blackwood (3.51 GAA, .898 SV%) in the crease tonight, nothing should change.

San Jose is in the NHL basement, and to their defense and goaltending, I say, “J’Accuse!”

The player that will get New Jersey’s offense back on track tonight, I say, “Jack Hughes.”

Pick: Hughes – OVER 1.5 Points

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