How can any team score too many goals? Last night the Flyers went into Toronto and lit up the Maple Leafs to the tune of seven. Philadelphia gave up four in the game but emerged with the much needed win. Now they get to continue their tour of Canada with Winnipeg (17-10-6). Will a 9PM start allow the Flyers to regain their legs in time for the game tonight?
Hammer Has Been Dropped
This game has had the most focus among the early money. Opening at -145, Winnipeg is now a more dramatic favorite to the tune of -160. Part of the reason for such optimism is the top heavy nature of the talent on the Flyers. Voracek and Giroux are on a entirely different plane than their team mates. With the other skaters chipping in last night, has their over achieving ways ended in Toronto?
Winnipeg is doing more than holding on at this stage of the season. Defensemen have been falling with regularity but the Jets keep showing up to do their jobs. They hosted Boston on Friday and shut them down to win 2-1. Now they get a team that maybe spent all they had on the ice yesterday. The totals also seem to embrace the Jets philosophy as it went to 5 1/2 to that pesky five goal mark.
Thin tired talent will mean that the time of possession battle will not be won by the Flyers. Without that, Winnipeg can opt to smoother the top players. The Jets scoring punch has been lacking but look for them to win. The -1/2 goal is a safe bet while the – 1 1/2 at +180 is risky with this lowing scoring squad. Verdict is in and the line movement is valid in this case. Good luck Winnipeg fans as your team will cash after three periods tonight.