*10* NHL GAME OF THE WEEK (Power Sports) ~ *RED HOT* 32-16 L14 DAYS! 14-5 NHL!
Florida vs. Philadelphia,
02/10/2020 19:00 EDT,
Score: 1 - 4
Money Line: -130 Philadelphia
10* Philadelphia (7:05 ET): For a Monday in February, this shapes up to be a pretty critical game. Both Florida and Philadelphia currently find themselves on the “outside looking in” when it comes to the playoffs. The Flyers are technically tied (w/ Carolina) for the second Wild Card at 67 points. The Panthers are three points back, not to mention two points back of Toronto, who is third in their own division. The problem for Florida here is their recent form. They come in as losers of three in a row and have been outscored 11-4.
Meanwhile, the Flyers are feeling pretty good about themselves following an impressive 7-2 win at Washington on Saturday. It was their fifth win in the past seven games, all five coming by 3+ goals. One of the two losses was in OT, but it’s the other that should have them quite motivated tonight. Last time playing at home, the Flyers turned in a horrendous effort in getting shutout 5-0 by last place New Jersey. That seems like an anomaly, however, as for the season they’ve gone 18-5-4 SU on home ice. I expect a much better showing tonight obviously.
Florida has been shutout in two of its last three road games plus they were outscored 10-4 in the last two games at home. This downturn follows what had been the hottest stretch of the season for the Panthers as they’d won six in a row. Perhaps the All-Star Break came at the wrong time for them, but whatever the reason for the downturn, I expect it to continue tonight as there’s a big difference in the # of shots these teams have allowed recently (which works in Philly’s favor). 10* Philadelphia