Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders 11/24/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/23/2014
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale
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The Philadelphia Flyers, who are 5-4-0 on the road this season, will be visiting the New York Islanders on Monday night. The Flyers beat the Islanders in three out of their four meetings last season.
The Flyers were able to snap their four-game losing skid on Saturday night when they defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 at home. Their offense had a good night in that one, outshooting the Blue Jackets 37-22.
Through 19 games, the Flyers are last in the league in penalty kill percentage by allowing their opponents to score on 72.1 percent of their power plays. Right wing Jakub Voracek has seven goals this season and he leads the league with 22 assists. Goaltender Steve Mason is now 4-6-1 on the year with a .913 save percentage and a 2.86 GAA.
On Saturday, the Islanders scored three third-period goals to pull off a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on home ice. They were 1-for-2 on the power play in that win and outshot the Penguins 35-28.
The Islanders' offense has found it easy to score against their opponents this season, averaging 3.2 goals per game through their first 20 games. Veteran goalie Jaroslav Halak is 9-4-0 this season with two shutouts and a .918 save percentage. Center John Tavares has eight goals this year and he leads the team in points with 20.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Philadelphia Flyers are 8-11-0 Against the Spread
Philadelphia Flyers are 11-7-0 against the Over/Under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
New York Islanders are 14-6-0 Against the Spread
New York Islanders are 12-8-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/22/14 C Chris Vandevelde Lower Body "?" Monday vs NY Islanders
11/05/14 LW Michael Raffl Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
11/01/14 C Ryan White Chest out indefinitely
10/09/14 D Chris Pronger Concussion out for season
10/05/14 D Kimmo Timonen Blood Clot out indefinitely
New York Islanders
11/22/14 RW Michael Grabner Hernia is downgraded to expected to miss another 3 games
10/07/14 D Matt Carkner Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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