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(42-25-7) New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers (36-30-8)
Date: Saturday, March 23rd
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Flyers -120 | Islanders +100
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Are the Flyers saving their season or just putting off the inevitable? Either way with Thursday’s win over Chicago, Philadelphia has climbed within 5 points of the 2nd wild card spot in the East with 8 to play.
Philadelphia shouldn’t expect the Islanders to take a dive Saturday afternoon however. New York is in a dog fight for the Metropolitan as they are 3 points back from the Capitals. Two hungry teams meet up at the Wells Fargo Center on March 23rd.
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The Islanders have fallen out of first place after a 5-5 record over their past 10 which includes two straight losses. If they want any chance of getting momentum heading into the postseason it’s about time to find some offense.
New York has dropped 3 of 4 and in those losses they have scored a whopping 1 goal. New York has been shut out in back-to-back outings coming into Saturday’s contest vs. a Flyers defense that looked great in Chicago on Thursday.
Saturday’s O/U is a microscopic 5 not just because the New York offense has sputtered, but because they are #1 in the league in goals/against. That being said New York has allowed a total of 9 goals in the last two games so they aren’t invincible.
Robin Lehner is also not the same goaltender that he was two months ago. Lehner came in relief Thursday and stopped all 12 Canadiens shots he faced but in three appearances prior the Islanders’ G has given up 12 goals on 77 shots.
The Flyers are running out of time to make an improbable run to the postseason but they are still playing hard. With visits to Washington and Toronto upcoming after this game, a win vs. New York is a must in order to make up the current 5 point wild card deficit.
The Flyers defense looked solid in holding Chicago to 1 goal on Thursday and they also limited Pittsburgh to just 1 score two games prior.
Carter Hart will look to continue that defensive prowess as he mans the net again on Saturday. The rookie has looked great in his last three starts, allowing just 4 total goals while facing 35+ shots in each outing.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Islanders are 10-3 their last 13 Saturday games
- Flyers are 6-1 their last 7 as a favorite
- Flyers are 20-9 their last 29 overall
- Flyers are 4-1 their last 5 as a home favorite
- Islanders are 8-21 the last 29 in Philadelphia
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Flyers -120
It’s hard to see Philadelphia dropping this one considering everything that is on the line and on their own ice. The Flyers have actually taken two games from the Islanders already in March and by a combined score of 9-3.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Flyers 4 – Islanders 2
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