Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers

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In an East Division matchup, the Philadelphia Flyers will go on the road and take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. These two teams have faced each other three times this season with the Flyers winning two out of the three games. The Flyers have a record of 14-9-3. The Rangers have a record of 11-12-4.

Flyers Coming off Win

The Philadelphia Flyers are coming off a 5-4 overtime win against the New York Rangers on Monday. Jakub Voracek had a goal and two assists. Claude Giroux, Ivan Provorov, and Joel Farabee each had two points in the game. Carter Hart stopped 20 out of 24 shots faced.

The offense has been a strength for the Flyers. Although they rank 27th in shots per game, they rank sixth in goals per game, second in shooting %, and 16th in scoring efficiency ratio. Philly has been very efficient on offense this season. They have scored three goals or more in eight of their last 10 games. James Van Riemsdyk has been on fire lately, scoring a goal in three out of the last four games. He leads the team with 29 points.

Defense and goaltending are a problem for the Flyers this season. They have given up three goals or more in eight straight games. The team ranks 26th in goals against per game, 16th in shots against per game, and 28th in opponent shooting % and save %. Brian Elliott has been much better between the pipes than Carter Hart. Elliott has a record of 7-3-0 with a 2.64 GAA and a .904 SV%. Hart has a record of 7-6-3 with a 3.62 GAA and a .884 SV%.

Rangers Struggling Recently

New York has lost four out of their last five games. The Rangers’ last game was a 5-4 overtime loss against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday. Artemi Panarin scored a goal and had two assists in the game. Keith Kinkaid stopped 25 out of 30 shots faced.

Putting the puck in the net has been a problem for the Rangers this season. They have scored two goals or less in three out of the last five games. The team ranks 19th in goals per game and shooting %, 21st in shots per game, and 18th in scoring efficiency ratio. Artemi Panarin has been one of the few bright spots on offense for the Rangers. He has 22 points in 16 games played.

Goaltending has suffered with Igor Shesterkin injured. He has missed the last six games. The Rangers have given up three goals or more in five out of the last six games. Shesterkin has been very good between the pipes for the Rangers. He has a record of 6-7-1 with a 2.31 GAA and a .921 SV%. The team ranks 11th in goals against per game, ninth in shots against per game, and 19th opponent shooting %, and save %.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

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Rating:

The offense has been very efficient for the Flyers this season. The team ranks sixth in goals per game, second in shooting %, and 16th in scoring efficiency ratio. Putting the puck in the net has been a problem for the Rangers this season. They have scored two goals or less in three out of the last five games. The team ranks 19th in goals per game and shooting %, 21st in shots per game, and 18th in scoring efficiency ratio. Philadelphia has won the last two games between these two teams. Philly will win this game.

Prediction:
Philadelphia Flyers (-125)

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Rating:

The Flyers have been clicking on offense this season. The team ranks sixth in goals per game, second in shooting %, and 16th in scoring efficiency ratio. Goaltending has suffered for the Rangers with Igor Shesterkin injured. He has missed the last six games. The Rangers have given up three goals or more in five out of the last six games. The over has hit in four out of the last five games between these two teams. The over will hit once again in this matchup.

Prediction:
Over 5.5