New York Islanders (27-13-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (20-18-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +110 / New York Islanders -133 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday evening.
The New York Islanders will look to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in their last matchup. Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders in scoring with 37 points including 13 goals and a team-high 24 assists while Jordan Eberle has chipped in 27 points with 14 goals and 13 assists. Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey and Nick Leddy each have 25 points this year, with Nelson registering a team-high 15 goals with 10 assists while Bailey has 19 assists and Leddy has a team-high 24 assists this season. As a team, New York is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.3 shots with an 18.1% success rate while allowing 2.3 goals on 28 shots against with an 81.5% success rate killing off penalties this season.
The Philadelphia Flyers will try to bounce back from a 6-3 loss to Washington in their last game. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 35 points including 14 goals and 21 assists while Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each have 33 points with Giroux logging 11 goals and 23 assists while Voracek has a team-high 25 assists. Sean Couturier and Joel Farabee each have 31 points with Farabee leading the Flyers with 15 goals while Couturier has 13 goals and 18 assists. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 2.9 goals on 29.9 shots with a 19.3% success rate while allowing 3.5 goals on 29 shots against with a 73.8% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
New York is 17-7 in their last 24 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 road games while the under is 6-0-1 in their last 7 games overall. Philadelphia is 2-6 in their last 8 games overall and 2-7 in their last 9 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on no rest. The over is 17-8-1 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made either way as the Islanders and Flyers have all the makings of a typical hockey rivalry. With that said, the Flyers have had issues keeping the puck out of the net, and the Islanders have had issues of their own as well in certain spots as of late and I could end up seeing this as a 9-goal game like a 5-4 game, so give me the over here.