Philadelphia Flyers vs. Florida Panthers - 10/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (1-0-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (0-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -127 / Florida Panthers +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, CSN, NHL
The Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers square off Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Florida Panthers are coming off a monster 7-1 win in which they scored four first period goals. The Florida Panthers are averaging seven goals per game and are scoring on 42.9 percent of their power plays. Reilly Smith leads Florida with two goals, Vincent Trocheck has three assists and Jussi Jokinen has three shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing one goal per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed one goal on 39 shots faced. Luongo has allowed two or less goals in six of his last 10 outings.
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The Philadelphia Flyers hope to return the favor the Panthers after a 0-1-1 start on the season. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 1.5 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power plays. Mark Streit leads the Flyers with one goal, R.J. Umberger has two assists and Scott Laughton has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing five goals per game and are killing 60 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed seven goals on 40 shots and Michal Neuvirth has given up three goals on 22 shots. Mason has allowed three or more goals in four straight outings.
The Panthers are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and 3-7 in their last 10 road games. The Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-9 in their last 12 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Panthers simply beat the Flyers down when they met a couple of days ago. And while that matchup took place in South Florida, Mason hasn't exactly been a great goalie as of late. Off of what we just saw, I'll gladly take the plus money here.