When: March 20,2021
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Puckline: 1.5 Philadelphia / -1.5 Islanders
Moneyline: +115 Philadelphia / -135 Islanders
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 5.5
Road Record: 8-5-1
New York Islanders
Home Record: 12-1-2
Philadelphia Flyers Vs New York Islanders Game Day Preview
This will be a second game of a back-to-back at the Nassau Coliseum. Flyers trying to gain ground on the Islanders. On Thursday the first game of a three-game set. Flyers won 4-3 to hand Islanders first regulation loss at home.
After Philly got embarrassed on national TV by the Rangers 9-0 on Wednesday night. They come back and handle the Islanders 4-3.
Flyers problem has been their defense. Even on Thursday it. was a problem. Leading 3-0 going into the 3rd period, Flyers blew the lead Islanders tied the score with three minutes remaining but Flyers took the lead late to win in regulation.
Philly needs to clean up their defense and fast because you need defense to win games, especially in their division.
Carter Hart needs to step up for Philly. For Philly to go far in the playoffs Hart’s numbers need to be better than what they are.
Carter Hart is 7-6-3 with a 3.75 GAA and .880 save%. That is not good. enough to be a number one goalie for a playoff team.
The Flyers have the Islanders number so far this year. Philly is 3-0-0 against New York this year.
Claude Giroux said following Thursday’s win ” It was a must win. For us to get this win in regulation, it’s big. With that being said, we have to keep this train going.
New York Islanders
Before going into Tuesday’s matchup Vs Washington, Islanders were on a 9-game winning streak and had points in 12 straight games. (11-0-1)
New York has now lost two in a row and are 1-2 since losing captain Andres Lee to a torn ACL.
Islanders have been without 20-year old defensemen Noah Dobson, who is out because he has been placed on covid-19 list.
Barry Trotz on Islanders performance in first two periods on Thursday night “I have no real logical explanation for that at all.
Flyers Vs Islanders Facts
- Flyers are 17-8 in their last 25 road games.
- Over is 10-2-1 in Islanders last 13 home games
- Favorite is 56-22 in the last 78 meetings.
Philadelphia Flyers Vs New York Islanders Alternative Fantasy Hockey-Statement Game Picks
Flyers 1 Islanders 4
10 PT Pick: Total Goals OVER 5.5
9 PT Pick: NYI Starter OVER .924 Save %Age (Semyon Varlamov – Projected)
8 PT Pick: Philadelphia Flyers Forwards UNDER 2.5 Goals
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