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Flyers vs. Rangers - 2/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Rangers (38-16-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (26-25-11)
Date & Time Saturday February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +118 / New York Rangers -130 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
NBC
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NHL | New York Rangers (38-16-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (26-25-11)
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The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

The New York Rangers look to stay hot with four straight wins. The Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have two power play goals in their last seven games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals. Rick Nash leads New York with 37 goals, Martin St. Louis has 26 assists and Chris Kreider has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 87 goals on 1,119 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 52 goals on 612 shots.

The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have four power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 24 goals, Jakub Voracek has 45 assists and Claude Giroux has 219 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Steve Mason has allowed 73 goals on 971 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 68 goals on 634 shots.

The Rangers are 24-8 in their last 32 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-5 in their last 21 road games. The Flyers are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 20-7 in the last 27 meetings overall.

The New York Rangers remain road warriors, as they've won 16 of their last 21 games away from home. The Flyers continue their inconsistent ways. Take the Rangers for the small juice.

Pick:
New York Rangers -130

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