Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers - 4/3/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (44-20-5) vs Philadelphia Flyers (21-35-11)
Game Info: Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers -333 / Philadelphia Flyers +240 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers in Sunday NHL Action
The Philadelphia Flyers come into this road contest with an overall record of 21-35-11. Through 67 games, the Flyers are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 172 times, good for a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Philadelphia is the 24th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.48 goals per game. So far, the Flyers have a strength of schedule rating of 3rd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 28th ranked team in the NHL.
The New York Rangers get set to host the Philadelphia Flyers with an overall record of 44-20-5. This mark places them 2nd in the Metropolitan division. Through 69 games, the Rangers have scored 211 goals, giving them an average of 3.0. This output gives them a rank of 17th among NHL teams. On defense, New York Rangers is the 3rd ranked unit, giving up 2.59 goals per contest. So far, the Rangers have played the 13th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New York's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 10th in the NHL.
Through 67 games, the Philadelphia Flyers goal and overall scoring leader is Cam Atkinson with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.3%. So far, 9.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Travis Konecny, who has 31 assists to go along with his 12 goals. However, when on the ice, the Flyers are -17 in scoring differential. Philadelphia's top goalie is Carter Hart, who is giving up an average of 3.04 goals per game.
Coming into this game, the New York Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In New York's 69 games, he has come up with 18 goals and 62 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.0%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 46 goals, 52.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11.0. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.13 goals per game. In his 45 games played, he has turned in 33 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this matchup, the Philadelphia Flyers have just 1 win over their past 5 games. In this stretch, their defense has let them down, as they have scored 16 goals which only accounts for 41% of the scoring in these contests. On the other side, the Rangers have a season-long scoring margin of .43 goals per game. Look for New York to pick up the home win over Philadelphia.
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