Philadelphia Flyers (28-25-13) at New Jersey Devils (27-28-10)
|Date & Time||Sunday March 8, 2015, 5:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Philadelphia Flyers --- Over/Under:
The Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils play Sunday afternoon at the Prudential Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have one power play goals in their last four games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 26 goals, Jakub Voracek has 46 assists and Claude Giroux has 230 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Steve Mason has allowed 79 goals on 1,062 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 68 goals on 634 shots.
The New Jersey Devils look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have three power play goals in their last four games and have won 12 straight when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads the Devils with 24 goals, Adam Henrique has 21 assists and Patrik Elias has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Cory Schneider has allowed 119 goals on 1,643 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 24 goals on 283 shots.
The Flyers are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-35 in their last 52 road games. The Devils are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-8 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 17-37-4 in the last 58 meetings in New Jersey and 4-12 in the last 16 meetings overall.
With the way the Devils are playing lately and the fact they're catching the Flyers on the end of a back to back, I'm siding with the home team here.