New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jan 15, 2022

The Metropolitan Division-leading New York Rangers are headed to Philadelphia Saturday night to face the Flyers.

NY Rangers
52-24-3-3
AT
January 15, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
25-46-7-4
Puckline -1.5 +153
Moneyline -160
Over / Under o +5.5

17%

Betting Action

84%

Puckline +1.5 -184
Moneyline +133
Over / Under u +5.5

17%

Betting Action

84%

New York and Philadelphia have both been off since Thursday when the Rangers blanked San Jose 3-0 and the Flyers fell 3-2 in Boston.

New York is a -151 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5.

Rangers vs. Flyers NHL Betting Odds

This has been a fairly even head-to-head series as the teams have split the last 10 meetings, with the total going Under in four of the last five.  The Rangers came out on top in the only game this season, topping the Flyers 4-1 at home on Dec. 1.  Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist in the win, while Igor Shesterkin stopped 33 of 34 shots.

The Rangers have cooled a bit lately, going 2-2 over their last four games.  They’ve been a slightly above average cover option this season, posting a 20-18 record against the spread overall and going 14-9 ATS on the road.  The total has gone Under in five of New York’s last six games.

Philadelphia is coming into Saturday on a cooler, with losses in six straight games.  They’re an even 18-18 ATS overall, including 7-9 ATS at home.  The total has gone Under in five of the Flyers’ last seven games.

New York Rangers

Playing in his first game since returning from COVID protocols, Shesterkin turned aside 37 pucks on Thursday to record his third shutout of the season.  Chris Kreider netted two goals, while Braden Schneider scored in his NHL debut.  It was Shesterkin’s first game action since Jan. 2, when he had a 38-save shutout against Tampa Bay.  New York’s No. 1 goalie is a big reason why the team ranks second in the league in goals allowed, giving up 2.45 per game.  The Rangers have allowed a total of just nine goals over their last six games.

Kreider, Panarin and Adam Fox are leading the offence for New York.  Kreider’s 23 goals are fourth-most in the NHL, just two behind Leon Draisaitl for the league lead.  Fox, the reigning Norris Trophy winner, has continued his success from last season and leads the team with 37 points (5G, 32A) in 38 games.  Panarin, who has missed time in COVID protocols, has posted 36 points (10G, 26A) in 33 games.

It’s unclear if it will be Shesterkin or Alexandar Georgiev in net Saturday.  Shesterkin is 16-4-2 on the year with a 1.99 goals-against average (third-best in NHL) and .939 save percentage (second-best).  Georgiev is 7-5-2 with a 2.71 GAA and .908 SV.

Philadelphia Flyers

Boston’s David Pastrnak singlehandedly extended the Flyers’ losing streak to six games, scoring all three goals on Thursday.  Cam Atkinson and Joel Farabee answered back for Philadelphia, while Carter Hart stopped 33 of 36 shots.  Atkinson’s goal was his team-leading 15th of the season.  Leading scorer Claude Giroux was held off the scoresheet.  Giroux has 29 points (11G, 18A) in 33 games.

Goaltending has been a big issue for the Flyers this season.  Philly ranks 23rd in goals allowed, averaging 3.31 goals-against per game.  They’ve been torched for 22 goals allowed over their last five games.  It will either be Hart or Martin Jones who gets the nod in net Saturday.  Hart is 7-11-4 this year, with a 2.93 GAA and .912 SV.  Jones is 6-5-2 with a 3.33 GAA and .909 SV.

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