NHL Betting: NY Rangers To Find Their Form And Ground The Flyers


Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers

In front of everybody's eyes on Monday night the Rangers were well and truly outplayed by Tampa Bay meaning they have won just once in their last six outings.

As I mentioned at the time a number of shootout defeats have meant they'd at least picked up points however apart from surprisingly thrashing Pittsburgh last week this team is on a poor run at Madison Square Garden.

Three road losses in a row including in Montreal on Saturday has dropped Philly to one of the worst away records at 2-5-0 and they average close to four goals against per game on their travels.

That might have something to do with the fact their penalty kill percentage on the road is an utterly abysmal 52.2% with being a man down 23 times in total seeing them concede 11 times.

Coach Craig Berube will be making also do without Claude Giroux and his skates are big ones to fill because no other forward in the league is averaging more ice time than the Flyers captain.

Neither is making the strongest case for support but I believe the Rangers will prove themselves to be the better team over the course of the season and see them getting through tonight.

 

Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers

Five days to dwell on their shock loss to Arizona should have Vancouver eager to hit the ice against the West's bottom club and get back to winning ways in the process.

Already this is the fourth time these two teams have met this season and Ryan Miller has ended up receiving a win in each of them, the Canucks' dominance of this fixture extends back a number of years too it must be said.

Any time the Oilers' stock seems to rise a losing streak appears round the corner and they're back trying to bust a winless streak that stretches to three.

Frustrating times for fans in Edmonton and if they go behind again here I'm sure coach Dallas Eakins will be feeling the pressure of continued let downs.

On the plus side they had Taylor Hall back available last time out and their depth lines are starting to be a little more forthcoming in production.

Vancouver should be able to handle them again though as Radim Vrbata is back from injury to play alongside the Sedins and I really like how Nick Bonino is settling into his role as the second line centerman proving that exchanging him for Ryan Kesler was a positive move.

It's not the greatest price but they relish this matchup so it's all Canucks at 2.15.

Best Bet: New York Rangers to win at 2.12