Philadelphia Flyers (8-10-3) at New York Rangers (9-8-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 29, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Rangers -160 / Philadelphia Flyers +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers play Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The Philadelphia Flyers have lost seven of their last eight games, including a 3-0 loss to the Rangers on Friday. The Flyers are scoring 2.8 goals per game on the season and have scored just two goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored three power play goals in their last five games and have lost nine straight when scoring three or less goals. Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds have combined for 16 goals, Claude Giroux has 19 assists and Mark Streit has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing three goals per game on the season and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight games. Ray Emery has allowed 25 goals on 244 shots and Steve Mason has given up 39 goals on 465 shots faced.
The New York Rangers have won three of their last four games and hope to keep things going. The Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game on the season and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have scored a power play goal in five of their last six games and have won four of their last seven when scoring three or more goals. Rick Nash leads New York with 16 goals, Derick Brassard has 11 assists and Chris Kreider has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and were 6-6 on pp kills in Friday’s win. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 44 goals on 495 shots faced.
The Flyers are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-6 in their last 6 road games. The Rangers are 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan. The Flyers are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in New York and 7-18 in the last 25 meetings.
The Flyers can't win on the road and the Rangers are starting to find that groove. Give me the home team to keep things going.