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New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) jumps while chasing a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Feb. 2, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) jumps while chasing a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Feb. 2, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)| (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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NHL: Flyers streak may end vs. Canucks; Goals are our goal in NYC

Canucks +140 @ FLYERS -165 7:05 pm; Kings +115 @ RANGERS -135, 7:05 pm

Craig Dietel

Craig Dietel

Canucks +140 @ FLYERS -165 7:05 pm
Canucks money line +140

Tonight Vancouver heads to Philly to take on F Nolan Patrick and the Flyers (23-23-6). Last time we saw the Flyers, Patrick provided the team with the game winner in overtime against the Oilers in what was a closer than expected game. That goal extended the Flyers current win streak to 7 games (8-2-0 in their last 10) which is incredible considering how their run of play was figuring out earlier this season. They are trying to turn this season around before it’s too late.

The Canucks (24-22-6) have also been playing well -- not as well -- in their recent stretch of games -- 5-3-2 in their last 10 and 4th in their division which as of now is good for the Wild Card 2 spot come playoff time. They are looking to maintain this position and bring Vancouver back into the playoffs after a long drought. They’ve got a lot of young talent in expected Calder Trophy winner F Elias Pettersson and F Brock Boeser and look like a team that could put an end to the Flyers current streak. We like the Canucks on the road tonight, sorry Philly but your reign of terror might be over.

Kings +115 @ RANGERS -135, 7:05 pm
Pick Over 5.5 -110

Tonight MSG will see F Anze Kopotar and the Kings (20-27-4) take on the Blue Shirts in yet another battle of basement dwelling teams. The Kings have truly committed to the tank this season after opening the trade deadline flood gates with the D Jake Muzzin deal. However, they still have offensive dynamos on their roster that could make landing in the cellar more difficult than it sounds. In their past three games, total goals scored has eclipsed 6 so the line of 5.5 looks especially promising tonight.

The Rangers (22-22-7) either put up a million goals on the night or one. Its a toss up whenever they hit the ice. We think that the lack of defensive talent on the Kings roster (obviously not including the likes of All Star defensemen Drew Doughty) will ultimately lead to a lot of goals tonight. We like the over and you should too.