Last Updated May 05, 2022, 9:03 PM

NHL Playoffs Ice Trends for Thursday, May 5

We're back on the ice as the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway. Check out the tech trends, player props and edge plays for games on Thursday, May 5 below.

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers (TNT, 7:00 p.m.)

  • New York has won three of the last four meetings.
  • New York has covered the puck line in four of its last five games when facing Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh has seen the home team win 1P ML in seven of its last nine games.
  • New York has failed to cover the puck line in five straight games.
  • New York has lost four of its last five home games when facing a team on a winning streak as the favorite.
  • New York has gone UNDER the goal total in eight straight home games when playing on a Thursday.
  • Sidney Crosby has scored a point in seven of his last eight games when Pittsburgh is the underdog.
  • Frank Vatrano has scored a goal in three of his last four games when facing Pittsburgh.
  • Chris Kreider has scored a goal in three straight Stanley Cup Playoff games inside MSG.

Edge Play: Under
Prop Play: Frank Vatrano Anytime Goal +245

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Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers (TBS, 7:30 p.m.)

  • Florida has lost four of its last five games when playing as the favorite.
  • The goal total has gone OVER in eight of the last nine meetings.
  • Washington has covered the puck line in 12 straight games when facing a team on a current losing streak as the underdog.
  • Florida has won 1P ML in six of its last nine games when facing Washington.
  • The home team has won four straight meetings.
  • The underdog has covered the puck line in five straight meetings.
  • The BTS OVER 1.5 goal market has hit in 14 straight games when Florida is facing the Metro Division.
  • Florida has seen the OVER 1.5 1P goals hit in nine straight home hames when facing the Eastern Conference.
  • Alex Ovechkin has scored a point in seven of his last eight games when facing Florida.
  • Lars Eller has scored a goal in three of his last four games when facing Florida.
  • Sam Reinhart has scored a goal in three of his last four games.

Edge Play: Over
Prop Play: Alex Ovechkin Anytime Point -160


Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche (TNT, 9:30 p.m.)

  • Colorado has won 31 of its last 37 home games.
  • Nashville has gone OVER the goal total in nine straight divisional games.
  • Nashville has won three of its last four game when facing Colorado.
  • The goal total has gone OVER in five straight meetings.
  • Nashville has covered the puck line in three of its last four games when facing Colorado.
  • Colorado has failed to cover the puck line in four straight games when facing a team on a current losing streak.
  • The home team has won the 1P ML in five straight meetings.
  • Nathan MacKinnon has scored a goal in seven of his last eight Game 2s.
  • Matt Duchene has scored a goal in seven of his last eight games when facing Colorado.
  • Nashville has seen the BTS Over 1.5 goals hit in nine straight games.
  • Mikko Rantanen has scored a point in 20 of his last 21 Stanley Cup Playoffs games.
  • Artturi Lehkonen has scored a goal in four straight home games.

Edge Play: Over
Prop Play: Matt Duchene Anytime Goal +200


Dallas Stars at Calgary Flames (TBS, 10:00 p.m.)

  • Dallas has seen the home team win eight of its last nine games.
  • Dallas has covered the puck line in eight of its last nine games when facing Calgary as the underdog.
  • Calgary has won three straight games when facing Dallas.
  • The goal total has failed to go OVER in two straight meetings.
  • Dallas has lost 1P ML in four straight games when facing the Pacific Division.
  • Calgary has gone UNDER the goal total in three straight games.
  • Johnny Gaudreau has scored a point in eight of his last nine games.
  • Elias Lindholm has scored the first goal in two straight home games.
  • Jason Robertson has scored a goal in 4 of his last 5 games when Dallas is the underdog.

Edge Play: Flames ML
Player Prop: Elias Lindholm Anytime Goal +135

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