Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils 1/3/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 1/2/2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET
Prudential Center in Newark
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On Saturday night, the Philadelphia Flyers will be playing in the final game of their long eight-game road trip when they take on the New Jersey Devils. The Flyers and the Devils have two of the better power plays in the Eastern Conference.
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The Flyers and the Devils have played each other two times this season, with both teams picking up one win. Their most recent meeting was in mid-December when the Flyers easily defeated the Devils 4-1 at home. They had five power play chances in that most recent game and were able to hold the Devils to just 18 shots on goal.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason has not liked facing New Jersey so far in his career, going 0-5-0 against them with a 3.64 GAA and an .871 save percentage. Right wing Jakub Voracek has five goals and six assists in his 19 games against the Devils, while Wayne Simmonds has been able to accumulate 14 points in his 21 games against them.
Devils veteran winger Jaromir Jagr has been able to notch an impressive 113 points in his 92 games against the Flyers in his career, while defenseman Marek Zidlicky has racked up 11 points and a plus/minus of +3 in his 20 games against them. Netminder Cory Schneider is 1-2-0 against Philadelphia in his career with no shutouts, a .915 save percentage and a 3.03 GAA.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Philadelphia Flyers are 14-23-0 Against the Spread
Philadelphia Flyers are 20-16-0 against the Over/Under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
New Jersey Devils are 13-26-0 Against the Spread
New Jersey Devils are 13-22-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
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
01/01/15 C Chris Vandevelde Lower Body "?" Friday vs. Carolina
New Jersey Devils
12/30/14 C Jacob Josefson Illness is downgraded to out indefinitely
12/30/14 C Stephen Gionta Hand out indefinitely
12/27/14 RW Michael Ryder Virus out indefinitely
12/27/14 GO Scott Clemmensen Virus out indefinitely
12/26/14 RW Martin Havlat Virus out indefinitely
12/18/14 D Damon Severson Ankle expected to miss 4-5 weeks
11/17/14 D Bryce Salvador Lower Body out indefinitely
11/14/14 LW Ryane Clowe Concussion out indefinitely
01/02/15 RW Steve Bernier Hip is upgraded to "?" Friday vs. Montreal
01/02/15 D Eric Gelinas Illness is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Montreal
01/02/15 LW Patrik Elias Virus is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Montreal
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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