The best player props for the Game 2 matchup between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers as the series continues in Calgary with the Flames leading 1-0.
Matthew Tkachuk – Anytime Goal-Scorer (+125) & Shots (Over 2.5, -167)
Matthew Tkachuk showed up to Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta by scoring a hat trick that included the sixth, eighth, and ninth (empty-net goal) for the Flames. He made an impact after scoring just one goal and adding five assists in Round 1 and did what he did all season: score goals.
Also finishing 23rd in the league in shots, Tkachuk had 253 total on the season and eight in Game 1 of this series. As the top line dominates at even strength and the Flames are bound to get a couple of power plays, he will be willing and able to fire a good amount of shots on net again.
Mikael Backlund – Points (+105)
Mikael Backlund and his line made their mark in Game 1 despite only one assist from the centreman. His wingers combined for three goals and two assists and Backlund always seems to have the upper hand on the Oilers. With a quiet offensive night for him in the first game, look for him to get more touches before the line finds the back of the net in Game 2.
Zach Hyman – Anytime Goal-Scorer (+250)
Zach Hyman made his mark as part of the comeback mounted by the Oilers in the second period of Game 1. He scored two goals in the second period and was able to control the puck with ease and walk out to get a good chance more than once.
The Flames will play tighter defensively, but Hyman will continue driving hard to the net and throwing pucks in dangerous areas. He also plays the power play, which has been very good throughout the first round, and will be looking to get going against the Flames. He as much as anyone is fired up to be playing in the second round of the playoffs after years of falling short. I don’t see him letting up now, especially with the good mix of linemates he’s had in the top-six.
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