Islanders vs. Flyers - 11/24/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (8-9-2) at New York Islanders (14-6-0)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders -150 / Philadelphia Flyers +136 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: CN8PHI, MSG+
The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders play Monday night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Philadelphia Flyers have lost four of their last five games and continue to struggle on the defensive end. On the season, the Flyers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and have given up 17 goals in their last five games. The Flyers have also allowed a power play goal in their last five games. Steve Mason has allowed 33 goals on 381 shots and Ray Emery has allowed 24 goals on 234 shots faced. Offensively, Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with eight goals, Jakub Voracek has 22 assists and Claude Giroux has 89 shots on goal. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and have scored a power play goal in five of their last six games. This will be the first of seven road games in the last eight contests for the Flyers.
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The New York Islanders have won eight of their last nine games and are led by an explosive offense. The Islanders are averaging 3.2 goals per game on the season and have scored 14 goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have a power play goal in two of their last three games and have won six straight games when scoring three or more goals. Brock Nelson leads New York with 10 goals, Kyle Okposo has 14 assists and Frans Nielsen has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.9 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 31 goals on 378 shots and Chad Johnson has given up 25 goals on 202 shots faced.
The Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 5-12 in their last 17 Monday games. The Islanders are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 15-5 in their last 20 vs. a team with a losing record. The Flyers are 20-6 in the last 26 meetings in New York and 39-14 in the last 53 meetings overall.
While the Islanders are the better team, the Flyers have absolutely owned them for as long as I can remember. 20-6 in the last 26 games in New York? Yeah, I'll have some of that.