Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers 10/25/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/24/2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
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On Saturday night, the Detroit Red Wings will be hoping that their offense can break out when they face the struggling defense of the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia was able to beat Detroit in two of their three games against each other last season.
On Thursday night, the Red Wings scored two goals in the third period in their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and eventually won 4-3 in overtime. They were 0-for-3 on their power play opportunities, but they also held the Penguins to just 26 shots on goal.
Red Wings veteran Henrik Zetterberg has three goals and seven assists through seven games, while right wing Gustav Nyquist leads the team in goals with four. Goalie Jimmy Howard has a 3-1-2 record and has a 1.96 GAA with a .929 save percentage.
The Flyers were able to score three goals in the third period in their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday to pull off a 5-3 road win. They did well to hold Pittsburgh's potent offense to just 25 shots in that game.
Through seven games, the Flyers are eighth in the league with 3.1 goals per game, and they are fifth with a 26.9 percent power play percentage. Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek both have two goals and seven assists to lead Philadelphia's offense. Netminder Steve Mason has an 0-3-1 record so far this year with a 3.83 GAA and an .878 save percentage.
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
Detroit Red Wings are 4-3-0 Against the Spread
Detroit Red Wings are 1-5-0 against the Over/Under
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Philadelphia Flyers are 2-5-0 Against the Spread
Philadelphia Flyers are 5-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Detroit Red Wings
10/20/14 RW Johan Franzen Groin out indefinitely
10/24/14 D Andrew MacDonald Lower Body expected to miss 4 weeks
10/24/14 D Braydon Coburn Foot is downgraded to expected to miss 4 weeks
10/24/14 C Zac Rinaldo Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Detroit
10/13/14 C Vincent Lecavalier Foot expected to miss 2 weeks
10/09/14 D Chris Pronger Concussion out for season
10/05/14 D Kimmo Timonen Blood Clot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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