New York Islanders (32-17-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (22-22-7)
|Date & Time||Thursday February 5, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +111 / New York Islanders -123 --- Over/Under: 6
The New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New York Islanders have lost four of their last six games and begin a three-game road trip. The Islanders are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have scored four power play goals in their last five games and have won eight of their last nine games when scoring at least three goals overall. John Tavares leads New York with 23 goals, Kyle Okposo has 30 assists and Brock Nelson has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven straight games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 90 goals on 1,016 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 43 goals on 318 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers are climbing up the standings with wins in four straight games. The Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored three power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Wayne Simmonds leads the Flyers with 18 goals, Jakub Voracek has 41 assists and Claude Giroux has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Steve Mason has allowed 70 goals on 924 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 54 goals on 476 shots.
The Islanders are 21-5 in their last 26 vs. Metropolitan and 10-4 in their last 14 vs. a team with a losing record. The Flyers are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 home games. The Islanders are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Philadelphia and 15-37 in the last 52 meetings overall.
We might as well ride the hot hand in the Flyers, as it's where the value is at with the home team and the plus money. Also, the Islanders have lost 20 of their last 28 meetings in Philly.