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Victor Hedman wins Conn Smythe Trophy after opening with second best odds

The Lightning lead Dallas 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final. Who has the best chance at winning the Conn Smythe Trophy? Here’s a look at the latest odds on DraftKings Sportsbook.

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Conn Smythe winner: Victor Hedman took home the honors following a playoff run in which he led defensemen with 10 goals and 21 points.

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 in overtime on Friday night to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final. The bubbled NHL Playoffs could potentially end on Saturday night if the Lightning pull off a victory. After four games, three names are separating themselves from the rest to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, given to the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Tampa Bay’s trio of potential winners heading into Game 5 include Brayden Point at +150 odds, while Nikita Kucherov has the second best odds at +165. Victor Hedman is looking at +175 odds heading into Saturday night.

Kucherov is currently leading the league in points during the playoffs with 32, while Point has 30. Hedman has 21 points for the Lightning.

Point came into the series at +150 odds and remains the same through four games in the Stanley Cup Final. After the top three, there is a bit of a drop off with Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy checking in at +1700 for fourth highest odds.

The trophy has been given out to a player on the losing team five times, most recently in 2003 with Jean-Sebastien Giguere, the goaltender for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

It’s unlikely the Stars can win three games in a row to win the Stanley Cup, but if they do there is some value to be had for Miro Heiskanen or Anton Khudobin. These two players have the best odds to win the award for Dallas at +3000. Heiskanen entered the series at +250, while Khudobin was at +300.

Heiskanen is third in points throughout the NHL Playoffs with 25 so if the Stars come back into this series, he could have tremendous value right now as a long shot to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Conn Smythe September 26th

Player Odds Pre Game 1 Odds September 26th
Player Odds Pre Game 1 Odds September 26th
Brayden Point +150 +150
Victor Hedman +200 +175
Miro Heiskanen +250 +3000
Anton Khudobin +300 +3000
Nikita Kucherov +325 +165
Jamie Benn +1000 +4000
Andrei Vasilevskiy +1000 +1700
Joe Pavelski +1700 +3200
Tyler Seguin +2200 +7000
Denis Guryanov +2200 +8500
Alexander Radulov +2200 +7500
John Klingberg +2700 +6000
Ondrej Palát +3000 +4000
Joel Kiviranta +4500 +9500
Alex Killorn +5500 +6500
Roope Hintz +6000 +10000
Steven Stamkos +7500 +35000
Ben Bishop +10000 +50000

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