We do the wrong team favored on here a lot, but this time, the right team is favored—they’re just not favored enough. The Flyers come into tonight’s game off of two consecutive losses — one in the outdoor game on Lake Tahoe where they got smoked by the Bruins 7-3, and another to these very same Rangers on Thursday.
-It’s important to go back and look at how that first matchup played out before betting this one. On Thursday, both teams went with different goaltenders than the ones starting tonight, New York was in a great position at the start of the road trip with the Flyers coming off of a long break, and the Rangers also got back their superstar forward Artemi Panarin from injury for that game. Well, tonight, Philadelphia goes with goalie Brian Elliott in net. He’s been very good this year, only allowing 2.25 goals per game on a 92.8% Save%. The Rangers will go with their younger goalie who has never faced the Flyers before.
They now have to face a pissed off Flyers team that was embarrassed on national television and is in a revenge spot here in their return home. I think the Flyers come out early here and hold on to a lead most of the game. 3-1 or a 4-1 final score.