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Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers 04/23/2021 Previews, Spread & NHL Predictions
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Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers 04/23/2021 – The Philadelphia Flyers took the first of a critical two-game series against the New York Rangers via a 3-2 escape on Thursday inside the Madison Square Garden. Both teams will continue their virtual tug of war immediately on Friday with the Rangers pegged to bounce back strong with a -147 moneyline price on the NHL Betting Odds. The Flyers are refusing to concede their season, and for the second straight time, they are eager to defy the underdog tag that is currently priced at +133. The match begins at 07:00 PM Eastern Time with a live broadcast available on the NHL Network, TVAS, MSG, NBCSP, and NHL.TV.
Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers 04/23/2021
When: Friday, April 23, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TV: NHL Network | TVAS | MSG | NBCSP
Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers 04/23/2021 Betting Odds:
The closely contested victory on Thursday serves as a major boost to the Philadelphia Flyers’ bid to make a strong push with just 10 games left in their schedule. The result pulled them to within 11 points from the fourth and last playoff place that is currently held by the Boston Bruins. Standing in their way, however, are the Rangers, who sit at fifth place with 52 points with nine games left to play. That makes the chance to sweep their hosts on Friday all the more significant, not just confidence-wise, but also record-wise. A pretty light schedule is ahead of the Flyers. After their short trip to New York, they will be set to play a reeling New Jersey Devils squad in a four-game series.
Players to watch: J. van Riemsdyk LW (G 14 A 21 PTS 35), C. Giroux C (G 11 A 22 PTS 33), J. Voracek RW (G 8 A 25 PTS 33).
New York Rangers
After failing to protect home ice on Thursday, the pressure is on the Rangers to bounce back and keep the Flyers at bay in the division race. With just about 24 hours to recuperate and figure out schemes to avoid a third straight loss, New York could be in danger of committing several hiccups when they enter the MSG anew. But the team is aware that contenders, and eventual winners, thrive under immense pressure. Faced with a tough challenge, the Rangers will be forced to activate emergency weapons just to make sure that a win is guaranteed. The grueling chase for a postseason spot demands more than just hard work and talent. Discipline and savvy must be added to the mix – a pair of attributes that the Rangers are raring to unleash.
Players to watch: A. Panarin LW (G 16 A 36 PTS 52), R. Strome C (G 14 A 30 PTS 44), A. Fox D (G 5 A 36 PTS 41).
Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Betting Predictions
Philadelphia is 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Flyers vs Rangers Betting Picks
Count the Rangers splitting this two-game series on Friday in MSG. A suffocating type of defense is about to punish the visiting Flyers, who will be staved off from inching closer to New York in the East standings. Top betting sportsbooks will need to be conservative on offering value on Rangers’ moneyline price. The hosts recognize that every defeat is a lost chance to barge into the postseason. The team has all the motivation to win on Friday, and surely, they will.
Score Prediction: Flyers 1, Rangers 4.