Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers - 10/24/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (5-2-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (2-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +120 / New York Rangers -133 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, CSN
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers square off Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Rangers hope to build on their fast 5-2-1 start to the season. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 11.8 percent of their power plays. Mats Zuccarello leads New York with four goals, Keith Yandle has four assists and Derek Stepan has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 14 goals on 224 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up zero goals on 22 shots. Lundqvist has allowed two or less goals in eight of his last 10 regular season outings.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look to keep rolling after winning three of their last four games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philly with three goals, Mark Streit has three assists and Jakub Voracek has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Michal Neuvirth has allowed five goals on 95 shots faced and Steve Mason has given up 11 goals on 90 shots. Mason has allowed three or more goals in four of his last eight outings. Brayden Schenn, Michal Neuvirth and Sean Couturier are questionable.
The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 40-19 in their last 59 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 2-8 in their last 10 games following a win and 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Rangers are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and 20-8 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Rangers have been a little more consistent than the Flyers this season, and they've been road warriors the past couple of seasons. I like the Rangers to get the job done here.