NY Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers Odds, Final Score Prediction & How To WatchJosh Bailey
Welcome the the final stretch of the 2014-15 NHL season and this Saturday at 8PM ET the NY Rangers will take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on NBC in NHL primetime betting action.
A Closer Look At The NY Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers Betting Odds, My Final Score Prediction & How To Watch
Matchup: NY Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Feb. 28, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stadium: Wells Fargo Center
TV Info: NBC
Radio: New York Vs Philadelphia
The NY Rangers Will Beat the Philadelphia Flyers If
The Rangers can soften up the Philly D.
The last match between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers was a great battle until the third period. The teams sat at 1 and 1 on the scoreboard until that third period where the Rangers’ offense finally wore down the Philadelphia defense and sent 2 goals into the net.
The Rangers’ offense ended up scoring 5 goals total. Center Derick Brassard scored 2 of those goals. Overall, the Rangers shot the puck 35 times and even though their penalty kill percentage was 0% and Philadelphia won more face-offs than the Rangers did, 33 to 18, New York’s offense did just enough to tire out Philly’s D. If the Rangers can do that again in this match, the same result should follow, a Rangers victory.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 27, 2015
Philadelphia Will Beat the NY Rangers If
The Flyers can solve Rangers Goalie Cam Talbot.
Rangers’ franchise goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is one of the best goalies to ever enter a net. He was brilliant against Philadelphia in the last game when holding the Flyers to a pair of goals.
But, the future NHL Hall-of-Fame goalie won’t be suiting up in the rematch between these two. Lundqvist is out until indefinitely, but is progressing in his rehab from a blood vessel injury sustained on a shot that hit him in the throat on Jan. 31. After initially riding a bike and doing some light skating, Lundqvist now is facing shots.
The Rangers have gone 7-1-2 since losing Lundqvist, with nine of those games started by journeyman goaltender Cam Talbot. They stand two points back of the first-place Islanders in the Metropolitan Division
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 27, 2015
“It gives us a lot of confidence moving forward, to be able to climb our way back from where we were to now is huge,” said goalie Cam Talbot. “Every point is huge right now.”
The Flyers average only 29.4 shots per game. Somehow, someway, they’ll need to get that number closer to 32 or 33. If they can do that, they should be able to convert more of those shots into goals without Lundqvist’s presence. That will, hopefully for Philadelphia fans, lead to one or two more goals than what the Rangers end up with in this match.