Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Apr 22, 2021

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The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers open their final two-game set of the season tonight at Madison Square Garden.

April 22, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden
NY Rangers
Puckline +1.5 -173
Moneyline +148
Over / Under o +6.5


Betting Action


Puckline -1.5 +144
Moneyline -178
Over / Under u +6.5


Betting Action


The Rangers are in win-now mode, as they try to catch the fourth-place Bruins for the final post in the postseason.

Flyers vs. Rangers Betting Analysis

The Flyers have been outscored 28-16 against the Rangers, despite the season series being split 3-3. The Rangers open as the -172 favourite on the NHL Odds and 75 percent of bettors are taking them to win. The Rangers embarrassed Philadelphia twice this year winning a 9-0 blowout followed by an 8-3 victory back in March.

Three out of four bettors are taking the over tonight at a total of 6. The series is 4-2 to the over so far and the Rangers have gone over in three in straight. New York’s Mika Zibanejad has torn the Flyers apart with seven goals and 15 points in the series.

Philadelphia Flyers

Although Philadelphia could mathematically still get into the playoffs, it would take a miracle as they find themselves 11 points out of fourth place. In their last 11 games, the Flyers have only picked up three wins going 3-5-3. Two of those wins came in extra time and they have not won a game by more than a single goal since February.

Philadelphia has been resting since Sunday’s 1-0 overtime loss to the Islanders. They played an almost perfect game until a bad bounce-off defenceman Travis Sanheim wound up in the net for the game-winner. Goalie Brian Elliott stopped 27 of 28 shots, while his goalie partner, Carter Hart missed his second game with a lower-body injury. Elliot is likely to get the start again as Hart still has not been back to practice.

Head coach Alain Vigneault hinted at some possible lineup changes in his press conference, saying they would like to get a look at some of the young players in the organization. Seems as though management is looking towards next year as well.

New York Rangers

The Rangers swept the Devils in a four-game series to keep themselves in the playoff picture, officially eliminating New Jersey. Unfortunately, the Bruins have been just as hot, holding onto a six-point lead for the final playoff spot with two games still to play. Artemi Panarin powered the offence versus the Devils, putting up 10 points in the four-game series. It’s a shame he missed time with personal issues in late February, as he averages just over a point a game, which would be good for second in the league. The Rangers are 13-5-3 since Panarin rejoined the squad.

After the Devils series, the Blueshirts took one of their worst losses of the year to the Islanders, bringing their record to 6-2-2 in their last 10.

Defenceman Jacob Trouba left the game with a concussion after getting knocked out on a hit by the Isle’s Matt Martin mid-way through the first. Trouba averages 21:59 of ice time this year, good for second on the team.

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