Money Line: -157.00 Philadelphia (Home)
Philly should be all fired up for tonight's home meeting with the Oilers, coming off back to back losses on the road at Tampa and Florida. This figures to be a tough spot for the visitors, who learned yesterday that their leading scorer Taylor Hall will be sidelined with an MCL sprain, and team captain Andrew Ference will serve a three game suspension for an illegal hit.
The Oilers have had troubles on the road at the best of times, with a record of 0-2-1 so far. They come into tonight's game off back to back home losses, and they are 0-for-11 on the power-play over their last three games. Edmonton ranks near the bottom of the league in goals against, surrendering an average of 3.5 per game.
Philly took both meetings against Edmonton last season, and they should get a boost with Vinny Lecavalier playing just his second game back after missing seven games due to injury. He scored the only goal in the loss at Florida, and he's netted six goals and four assists in his last eight games versus the Oilers.
This is a perfect opponent for a Flyers team looking to end a slump.