Friday, April 9, 2010

Philadelphia at New York Rangers

Flyers +130 +1.5 (-240) Over 5.5 (+110)

Rangers -150 -1.5 (+200) Under 5.5 (-130)

The Flyers head to Madison Square Garden tonight to face the Rangers in game 1 of a home and home series that will probably determine the fate of each teams season. It is possible that if the Rangers win both games, the Flyers can also make the playoffs but they would need serious help. A Flyers win or 2 overtime losses will clinch a playoff spot for Philadelphia and it would at least end the inconsistent season on a positive note. The Flyers have struggled since backup goalie Micheal Leighton went down with an injury giving way to 3rd stringer Brian Boucher.
The Rangers however will need a two game sweep of the Flyers to punch their ticket to the playoffs. One of those wins must also be in regulation. The Rangers are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and might have turned it on just in time to make the playoffs. The Flyers however have struggled, going 3-6-1 in their last 10. However back to back wins over Detroit and Toronto have kept their season going.

SureShotPick: The Rangers -130. As inconsistent and maddening of a season that it has been for Rangers fans, they won't dare get eliminated on home ice.

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