9* Monday NHL TOR/PHI
Toronto vs. Philadelphia,
02/25/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 4 - 2
Money Line: -140 Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Flyers host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. Philadelphia is coming off a 5-3 win over Winnipeg, while Toronto dropped their last game to Ottawa, 3-2.
Philadelphia crowds are typically rowdy to begin with, but they’ll be extra loud on this night with James van Riemsdyk returning to the City of Brotherly Love for the first time since being traded away to Toronto. That type of support is something the Flyers have been sorely lacking this season, as they played 12 of their first 19 games on the road.
Philadelphia has won five of their last seven home games, and should be able to continue that success against a Maple Leafs team that they have beaten in eight of their last 10 meetings.
The Maple Leafs are coming off their worst effort of the season against the Senators. There was a time when Toronto was actually playing better away from home than they were in their own building, but that time appears to have come to an end with the team dropping back-to-back road games and three of four away from home.
The Maple Leafs are 7-1 in their last eight trips to the Wells Fargo Center. Take Philadelphia.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
9* Play on Philadelphia Flyers -140