Islanders vs. Flyers Game 7 Prediction, NHL Stanley Cup Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Sep 05, 2020

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The Isles are now third in the postseason averaging 3.33 goals per game, and first among remaining teams in goals against per game with 2.07.

NY Islanders
35-23-7-3
AT
September 05, 2020, 7:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Philadelphia
41-21-2-5
Puckline -1.5 +195
Moneyline -125
Over / Under o +5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Puckline +1.5 -235
Moneyline +105
Over / Under u +5

48%

Betting Action

52%

It seems right that the final game in the Toronto NHL bubble is a Game 7. Although if you ask the New York Islanders, they’re probably in some disbelief that they are squaring off with the Philadelphia Flyers one final time.

New York outshot Philadelphia 53-31 in Game 6, but it was the Flyers coming out on top in a double overtime thriller. Ivan Provorov played hero for Philadelphia, sniping the game-winner.

Islanders vs. Flyers NHL Playoff Odds

The do-or-die aspect of Game 7 comes with added pressure, which can elevate some players’ games and lower others’. It’ll be Flyers’ netminder Carter Hart’s first ever Game 7 in the NHL, while Isles’ goalie Semyon Varlamov would be taking the crease for his fifth. Varlamov is 1-3 with a .857 save percentage in his four prior Game 7s.

When it comes to the coaches, Philadelphia’s Alain Vigneault is 5-2 in Game 7s. On the other side Barry Trotz is 2-2. The Flyers are 9-7 all-time in Game 7s, and the Islanders 3-5.

With goals coming in bunches, the over is 7-3 in these teams’ last 10 meetings. Oddsmakers have over 5 listed at -112 and then the Islanders as a -129 favourite.

New York Islanders

New York probably feels they deserved a better fate Thursday. But they couldn’t clinch the final goal and they’re now on the verge of blowing a 3-1 series lead. On the bright side, the Islanders had a 22-shot advantage in Game 6 and beat Hart four times in a losing effort.

The Isles are now third in the postseason averaging 3.33 goals per game, and first among remaining teams in goals against per game with 2.07. Anders Lee, Anthony Beauvillier, and Jean-Gabriel Pageau all currently lead New York with seven playoff goals each.

For New York, the key Saturday has to be Varlamov. Given his Game 7 history and Thursday’s poor showing, the veteran netminder will have to bounce back if the Isles are to advance.

Philadelphia Flyers

Provorov’s winner was the second-biggest story coming from Game 6, as Oskar Lindblom returned to Philadelphia’s lineup for the first time since beating cancer earlier this year. Lindblom failed to record a point in 17:30 of ice time Thursday, but there’s no question his presence alone had a huge impact on the Flyers.

After nine straight games without a point, James van Riemsdyk suddenly has goals in back-to-back games. A big reason for Philadelphia’s turnaround has been forwards burying chances that were not going in earlier.

And speaking about forwards, Sean Couturier and Joel Farabee missed Game 6 for Philadelphia. Neither has been confirmed to be re-entering the lineup for Game 7.

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