Philadelphia Flyers vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 4/5/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (35-34-11) at Philadelphia Flyers (40-26-14)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -195 / Carolina Hurricanes +175 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
Thursday NHL action comes to the Wells Fargo Center where the Philadelphia Flyers collide with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Carolina Hurricanes made a late run to stay in the postseason conversation but the team has dropped three of four after a 3-2 defeat at the Florida Panthers on Monday. Trevor van Riemsdyk and Derek Ryan scored for the Hurricanes with Scott Darling allowing three goals on 35 shots.
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The Panthers received scoring off the sticks of MacKenzie Weegar, Evgenii Dadonov and Alexander Petrovic. Aleksander Barkov added a pair of helpers for Florida while Roberto Luongo improved to 16-11-2 with a 27 save performance.
The Philadelphia Flyers are looking to enter the playoffs with a full head of steam but a 5-4 loss at the NY Islanders ended their shot at a three game winning streak. Nolan Patrick scored twice for the Flyers with Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux also lighting the lamp with Petr Mrazek making 32-37 stops.
John Tavares and Mathew Barzal led the Islanders scoring spree with two tallies each with Anthony Beauvillier also adding a marker. Beauvillier and Jordan Eberle added two assists each Thomas Greiss gave New York 27 saves.
Carolina are 8-1 in their last 9 Thursday games and Carolina are 4-11 in their last 15 vs. Metropolitan. Over is 8-0 in Philadelphia last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and over is 8-2 in Philadelphia last 10 overall and over is 21-7 in Philadelphia last 28 vs. Metropolitan. Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
For some reason these teams do a lot of damage on the scoreboard at the Wells Fargo Center and scoring is what Philadelphia does…