Philadelphia Flyers vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/8/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (4-6-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (6-5-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -132 / Colorado Avalanche +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies make the trip to the east coast to match up with the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Colorado Avalanche will be shooting for consecutive victories when they visit the Wells Fargo Center Saturday. The Avalanche are trying to snap out of their early season funk and took a step in that direction with a 4-3, shootout victory over Toronto on Thursday. Alex Tanguay notched the winner in round number three to snap a three game slide. Tanguay also scored in regulation with Matt Duchene and Nick Holden also finding the back of the net with the win going to Reto Berra who made 33 stops. The Maple Leafs received goals from Tyler Bozak, Richard Panik and Phil Kessel while Jonathan Bernier was tagged with the defeat despite 31 stops which was setback number two in a row.
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The Philadelphia Flyers take the ice in game number three of their homestand when the Colorado Avalanche come to town. The home ice has been good to the Flyers with consecutive victories following a 4-1 win versus the Panthers who had won this match up a week ago at home. Jakub Voracek, Michael Del Zotto, Sean Couturier and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare all lit the lamp for Philadelphia with Brayden Schenn posting a pair of helpers to make Steve Mason's 34 saves hold up. The Panthers lone source of offense came off the stick of Nick Bjugstad in the second period that temporarily cut the Flyers lead to 3-1. The loss went to Roberto Luongo who recorded 26 stops.
The under is 3-0-1 in Avalanche last 4 games following a win while the Avalanche are 0-6 in their last 6 games following a win andare 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record. For Philadelphia the Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and the under is 3-1-1 in Flyers last 5 overall while the Flyers are 4-11 in their last 15 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Head to head the home team is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings while the Avalanche are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The Rockies have fared well in this match up but have yet to hit their stride while the Flyers have shown some positive signs so please check back Saturday in the afternoon when goalies are confirmed...