Carolina Hurricanes (35-35-11) at Philadelphia Flyers (41-30-9)
|Date & Time||Sunday April 13, 2014, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under:
The Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers will meet for the fourth time this season to close out the regular season. Surprisingly, the Hurricanes have won the first three games this season.
The Hurricanes are just waiting for their disappointing season to end, as they’ve lost five of their last eight games. During this stretch their offense has been sleepwalking as they’ve scored two or less goals in six of their last eight games. Defensively, goalie Anton Khudobin is giving the Hurricanes a chance to win games by allowing less than three goals in five of his last seven starts, but Carolina just can’t put the puck in the net. The Carolina Hurricanes are 17-18-4-1 on the road this season.
The Flyers continue to build momentum heading into the playoffs by winning three of their last four games, including an overtime win on Saturday over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jakub Voracek has two goals and three assists in his last four games, and the Flyers have scored four or more goals in their last six wins. Defensively, the Flyers have allowed just two power play goals in their last 15 power plays. The Philadelphia Flyers are 24-14-0-2 at home this season.
The Hurricanes are 4-0 in their last 4 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and 9-2 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest. The Hurricanes are 15-38-6 in the last 59 meetings and 7-19-3 in the last 29 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Flyers are playing some great hockey and look to continue that heading into the playoffs. Against a Hurricaes squad that can' seem to get out of their own way, you have to like Philly at home.