Compared to Tuesday’s packed schedule, Wednesday contains just five games for a quieter evening. The Philadelphia Flyers visit the Winnipeg Jets, and this is where you’ll find everything, including team win odds, the over/under, and some player props.
Philadelphia Flyers (+155) vs Winnipeg Jets (-190)
PHI: 25-44-11, 2.60 GF/GP, 3.58 GA/GP, L10: 3-7-0
WPG: 36-32-11, 3.03 GF/GP, 3.15 GA/GP, L10: 3-6-1
The Flyers travel to Winnipeg following a day’s rest after winning one of two in a back-to-back against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks. The Jets will be well-rested but have struggled in April, winning just three games. They scored eight goals in their last five games, and have not looked like the team that made the playoffs one year ago. The Flyers haven’t fared any better, winning four games all month and scoring three goals or fewer in each defeat.
Philadelphia has experienced a miserable season, shrouded in man-games lost to a plethora of injuries. Fortunately, the uprising of youngsters like Bobby Brink and Owen Tippett gives Flyers fans hope for the future. The Noah Cates’ third line featuring Morgan Frost and Tippett scored three of Philadelphia’s four goals in their 4-1 victory over the Penguins. Travis Konecny also has six points in his last five games, while James van Riemsdyk has potted three goals in that span.
The Jets still possess one of the most dynamic top-six rotations in the league, but they’ve all had down seasons. Only Kyle Connor has played up to expectations, scoring 45 goals on the year and leading the team in points. Both teams’ goaltending tandems have struggled at times this year, which could mean a big night for both teams’ offenses. Connor Hellebuyck and Carter Hart have a goals-against average of 3.00 or higher and are struggling to keep above the .900 save percentage threshold.
Travis Sanheim – Anytime Goal-Scorer (+8.00)
Just four points shy of tying his career-high in points, Travis Sanheim is becoming one of the Flyers’ most reliable defenders. While he isn’t known for his goal-scoring prowess, he can still find the back of the net on Philadelphia’s second power-play unit. He’s trusted in all situations and eats up a good chunk of minutes. He has six multi-point games on the year and six points in 13 games in April. He’s only scored one goal all month, but he’s likely due at some point.
The Jets possess one of the worst penalty kills in the league this season, and it’s one the Flyers hope to eat up. They also have allowed 21 goals in their last five games, including blowout losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers. The Flyers have the firepower to score plenty, as indicated by their 11 goals in their last three games. Sanheim is sitting at seven goals on the year and is so close to tying his career-high of nine.
Josh Morrissey – Assist (Over 0.5, +2.60)
It’s been a rough year for many of the Jets players, but Josh Morrissey gives hope of a turnaround year next season. He started off the year with three goals and has four points in his last eight. Even on the team’s second power-play unit, he has players like Blake Wheeler and Adam Lowry to set up. Being one of the Jets’ defending pioneers, he leads all defensemen in points and has new career-highs in goals and points.
His primary assist on Lowry’s goal against the Avalanche on April 24 was his first in five games. While the Jets no longer have much to play for this year, Morrissey is a player always looking to prove something. He wears the Jets colours with pride and will play every shift at one-hundred percent until the end of the season. With the Flyers’ goaltending struggling this year, look for Morrissey to get on the scoreboard on this one.
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