Coming off an impressive West Coast road trip, the Flyers will look to continue their recent hot streak when they host the Avalanche at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Thursday night. On the other side of the boards, the Avalanche will look to rebound from an embarrassing loss to the New York Rangers earlier this week. Both teams will look to grab the upper hand early in an effort to secure a victory prior to the Winter Olympics.
Steve Mason has hot hand for Philly in net
Steve Mason has been dominant of late for the Flyers, winning three of the last four games played for the Flyers, posting a 1.51 goals against average. Two of the wins came via shutout for Mason. The Flyers return home from a three-game West Coast trip against Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose. Philly lost their only game of the trip to the Ducks and throttled the Sharks 5-2 on Monday to secure a 2-1-0 road trip. Now, they look to energize their rowdy fans in South Philly Thursday night when the Avs come to town.
Avalanche looking to rebound from rough loss
Colorado dropped a 5-1 decision to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, which snapped the team’s four-game winning streak. The Avalanche are on a four-game East Coast swing right now before they take some time off for the Olympics. Head coach Patrick Roy was not happy with his team’s energy or performance from the first shift of their 5-1 loss earlier this week. He expects his players to be more prepared when the orange shirts line up across from them on Thursday night.
Shockingly, the Flyers are favored in this contest at BetOnline.ag by 1.5 goals. Despite this spread being favorable, we are more excited with the money line, which sits at -122 for Philly at home. We will bet 10 percent of our bankroll on the Broad Street Bullies and the money line to grab yet another win.