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NHL Betting: Winless Flyers seek victory

After dropping their first two games of the season over the weekend the Philadelphia Flyers will be looking to make up for those defeats for their supporters on the NHL betting lines with four games on tap this week.

Philadelphia fell 3-1 at home to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their season-opening matchup on Saturday, then lost 5-2 on the road against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday afternoon. Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov allowed six goals on 66 shots in those games.

The Flyers return to action on Tuesday night on the road in New Jersey against a Devils team that beat them four straight times to close out their second-round playoff series in five games last season. Overall Philadelphia is 3-7 on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks in its past 10 games against New Jersey, with the OVER/UNDER going 5-5.

Philadelphia then heads back home to host the Rangers on Thursday night, with New York 8-0 in its past eight games against the Flyers; Philadelphia last beat the Rangers back in February 2011.

New York is also in action on Wednesday night when they get a visit from a Boston Bruins team that just beat them 3-1 on Saturday night. Boston was a favorite of -138 at the sportsbooks at home in that contest, which was an UNDER result; totals bettors have watched the OVER/UNDER go 2-5-3 in the past 10 Rangers/Bruins contests.

Boston plays its second game of the season on Monday night at home against the Winnipeg Jets, who were beaten 4-1 in their own rink by the Ottawa Senators in their opener on Saturday afternoon. The Bruins and Jets split their four meetings on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks last season, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-1.

Winnipeg also plays at Washington on Tuesday night this week, with the Jets going 2-4 against the Capitals last season and the OVER/UNDER 2-3-1 in those half-dozen contests. The Capitals lost their first game of the season 6-3 on the road against Tampa Bay on Saturday; they'll host Montreal on the NHL betting lines on Thursday this week.