Another crucial two points will be on the line as the Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers.
Two days removed from a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in their last contest, the Philadelphia Flyers aim for their fifth consecutive win as they played host to the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center. This Metropolitan Division clash kicks off the first half of a home-and-home series between the two sides, with the New York installment coming on Sunday. The Flyers will hope to not only look to keep their winning streak alive with two wins this weekend but try to take a firm grasp over the season series with the Rangers, who they’ve already defeated once this year, as well.
Though the Rangers don’t pose as a massive threat to the Flyers in the playoff standings, sitting five points ahead of their in-division rival heading into this game, the two points up for grabs are still reasonably valuable. Philadelphia has just a two-point lead on the New York Islanders and a three-point advantage over the Columbus Blue Jackets for third in the Metro, which isn’t too substantial of an edge to have with 19 contests to go. That’s what makes each point down the stretch so crucial and why the Fly Guys need to take care of an inferior opponent on-paper to continue to stay well within the postseason picture.
Flyers Betting Odds
Courtesy of the Action Network, the Flyers were a -160 on the Moneyline as of this morning while the Rangers were a +145. This is likely due to how good Philadelphia’s been at home, possessing a 22-5-4 record at the Farg in 2019-20. Keep an eye on up-to-the-minute odds for this game with our widget below:
Flyers Projected Lines and Pairings
Here are the Flyers’ projected lines and defensive pairings for tonight, as per Daily Faceoff:
Rangers Projected Lines and Pairings
Here are the Rangers projected lines and defensive pairings for this evening, also per Daily Faceoff:
Puck drop is set for 7 pm EST. If you’re not attending in-person, the game can be seen nationally on the NHL Network, locally on NBC Sports Philadelphia, or MSG in the New York area.