Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/19/2014
Sunday, April 20, 12:00 PM on NBC, TSN
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
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The New York Rangers were able to take a 1-0 series lead when they beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 at home on Thursday. Center Brad Richards was the top performer for the Rangers, while their defense was able to keep the Flyers from scoring for two and a half periods.
The Flyers were actually the first ones to score in the game when defenseman Andrew MacDonald was able to get his slap shot past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist seven minutes into the first period. Mats Zuccarello was able to answer for the Rangers three minutes later, though, off of assists from Benoit Pouliot and Marc Staal.
After no goals were scored by either team in the second period, Richards was able to give New York the lead on a power-play goal eight minutes into the third. Less than a minute later, center Derek Stepan made it 3-1 with a power-play tally of his own. Left wing Hagelin put the game away with five minutes left in the period when he was able to get his shot past Lundqvist.
Richards, who had a forgettable playoff run last season, had a great game with a goal and an assist. Trade deadline acquisition Martin St. Louis pitched in with two assists. Lundqvist only ended up having to make 14 saves in the game, but he still had a .933 save percentage.
Flyers goalie Ray Emery made 32 saves in the loss.
Philadelphia is 18-23 straight up on the road this season
Philadelphia is 24-13-4 against the over/under on the road this season
New York is 20-21 straight up at home this season
New York is 15-20-6 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
10/06/13 D Chris Pronger Concussion out for season
10/06/13 D Marc-Andre Bourdon Concussion out indefinitely
04/17/14 RW Steve Downie Upper Body out indefinitely
04/17/14 GO Steve Mason Concussion questionable Sunday vs. NY Rangers
03/25/14 LW Chris Kreider Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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