Philadelphia Flyers (40-25-14) at New York Islanders (32-37-10)
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 3, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Islanders +144 / Philadelphia Flyers -160 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Philadelphia Flyers go on the road to take the ice at the Barclays Center to face the New York Islanders in an NHL matchup.
The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to play well heading in to the postseason and might be on heir way with back to back victories after downing Boston 4-3. The Bruins scoring came from Noel Acciari, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron while Anton Khudobin allowed four goals on 24 shots.
Claude Giroux paced the Flyers attack with a first period goal and an overtime tally to win it with Travis Konecny and Nolan Patrick also lighting the lamp. Ivan Provorov and Jakub Voracek gave Philadelphia a pair of assists to make a winner of Petr Mrazek and his 36 saves.
The New York Islanders had been struggling to put things together in 2017-18 but were hoping to end the regular season with a few victories. New York has dropped five of six after a 4-3 loss a New Jersey where Tanner Fritz, Anthony Beauvillier and Chris Wagner scored for the Islanders and Thomas Greiss gave up four goals on 35 shots.
Taylor Hall topped the Devils offense with a pair of second period markers with Stefan Noesen and Blake Coleman also finding the back of the net. Will Butcher logged a pair of helpers for New Jersey and Keith Kinkaid stopped 27-30 shots to get the win.
Over is 7-0 in Flyers last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and over is 4-0 in Flyers last 4 games following a win and Flyers are 6-1 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Islanders are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan and Islanders are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and under is 4-1-1 in Islanders last 6 Tuesday games. Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and Flyers are 41-15 in the last 56 meetings and Flyers are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in New York.
Philadelphia has done extremely well in this matchup with the Islanders and I’m hoping that trend continues…