Sunday, March 31, 2019

NHL Game Preview: New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 3/31/2019 - 12:35 PM EST

NHL Game Preview: New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Date: 3/31/2019 Time: 12:30 PM EDT Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa., 19148 / With the playoffs are no longer an option, the Philadelphia Flyers can turn their attention toward maintaining their recent mastery of the New York Rangers. Winning Sports Gambling. The Flyers (37-33-8) will look to do precisely that on Sunday afternoon as they vie for a four-game season sweep and their seventh straight victory overall over the visiting New York Rangers (30-34-13). Philadelphia's season, which featured an NHL-record eight starting goaltenders, appeared headed for disaster as the club fell into the league basement in mid-January. Professional Handicappers. The Flyers answered that stretch with a scintillating 18-4-2 run to m ove within three points of a wild-card spot before dropping six of their last nine." The poor start is the reason we're in this position. Every year, it feels like it's the same story. We need to figure it out," captain Claude Giroux said after Saturday afternoon's 5-2 setback at Carolina. Giroux opened the scoring in the first period against the Hurricanes for his 235th career goal to tie Rod Brind'Amour for 10th place on the franchise list. Free Sports Picks Forum. The 31-year-old Giroux has three of his club-best 60 assists in the season series versus the Rangers. Oskar Lindblom also tallied on Saturday to end an eight-game goal drought. The 22-year-old Swede burned the Rangers in their last encounter, scoring 1:40 into the first period for the lone goal in Philadelphia's 1-0 win on Jan. 29. Sean Couturier wasn't in the mood to talk about the reasons for the Flyers falling short of the postseason for the fourth time in seven years." You can sit here and talk about different reasons, but at the end of the day, we didn't get the job done," said the 26-year-old Couturier (career-high 32 goals), who has two goals and three assists in the season series with New York. Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period on Friday as the Rangers recorded their third win in 16 outings (3-8-5) with a 4-2 victory over St. Louis." Regardless of the situation, everything feels better when you are winning, the mood is light and everyone is having fun," said the 25-year-old Vesey, who matched last season's career-high total with his 17th goal." I don't think that's the prettiest game we have played all year, but that's a good team and will take the win." Pavel Buchnevich extended his career-high point streak to six games (three goals, four assists) with a goal and an assist against the Blues. The 2 3-year-old Russian pushed his career-high goal total to 19 this season and moved within one point of 100. Mika Zibanejad set up Buchnevich's second-period goal on Friday to give him career-high totals in both assists (41) and points (71), although he has been held off the scoresheet in all three meetings against Philadelphia this season. Ryan Strome scored his fourth goal in five games and 16th with the Rangers since being acquired from Edmonton on Nov. 16 in a straight trade for fellow forward Ryan Spooner. The 25-year-old Strome tied his career high for goals in a season set during the 2014-15 season with the New York Islanders. Strome, however, has yet to dent the scoresheet in three meetings with the Flyers this season.--Field Level Media