Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 26, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
Philadelphia Flyers -168; O/U: 6.5
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The Buffalo Sabres look to shake off a loss in Toronto last night as they continue their road trip in Philadelphia on Tuesday night against the Flyers.
The Sabres look to find a rare road win in Philadelphia on Tuesday night as they face off against the Flyers in a game that has significant playoff implications for both of these teams who are fighting tooth and nail to jump into a wild card spot in the East. Buffalo started the season as one of the league’s top teams and were looking like a dark horse in the Eastern Conference but they have slipped into 4th place in the wild card hunt and are currently 6 points out of a playoff spot and are just a single point up on the Flyers with an equal number of games played. The Sabres are likely to send Linus Ullmark to the crease here playing in a back to back as he will face off against Brian Elliott who is slated to get the call once again here with Carter Hart on the shelf and Cam Talbot slotted into the back up role.
The Flyers meanwhile are coming off a dramatic victory in the Stadium Series show down over the weekend with the Penguins and will look to carry that momentum into Tuesday night’s show down against the Sabres. Philly sent long time winger Wayne Simmonds out the door at yesterday’s trade deadline but they still have some very strong offensive weapons and they will need them to step up in this one to keep pace with a Buffalo offense led by Jeff Skinner. The Flyers are 18-8 in their last 26 meetings with the Sabres and the home team is 8-2 in the last 10 between these sides which gives Philly backers something to cling onto here in what should be a very tight contest.
The Sabres are winless in their last 4 trips to Philly and have hit the Over in 6 of their last 8 against the Metro while the Flyers are 13-4 in their last 17 games overall and 9-3 in their last 12 games at home. The Sabres and Flyers are very close on paper and in the standings but with the rest factor and the way the Flyers are playing it is tough to go against them here.