PHI Philadelphia Flyers 0
Philadelphia Flyers Flyers Overall (15-24)
ATS (17-22)
O/U (21-18)
January 01 2019
- SNE
NSH Nashville Predators 4
Nashville Predators Predators Overall (24-17)
ATS (15-25)
O/U (18-21-1)
Final
Money Line Total: 5½ Puck Line ATS
123
2429 Philadelphia Flyers +180 Under +110 (+1.5) -150 UNDER: 4
000
2430 Nashville Predators -210 Over -130 (-1.5) +130 Cover: 2.5
022
Final
Money Line Total: 5½ Spread ATS
2429 PHI +180 Under: +110 (+1.5) -150 UNDER: 4
2430 NSH -210 Over: -130 (-1.5) +130 Cover: 2.5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/1/2019
7:03 PM
NSH
-210
PHI
+180
1/1/2019
6:27 PM
NSH
-215
PHI
+185
1/1/2019
5:09 PM
NSH
-210
PHI
+180
1/1/2019
10:24 AM
NSH
-200
PHI
+175
1/1/2019
7:36 AM
NSH
-200
PHI
+175
1/1/2019
7:27 AM
NSH
-210
PHI
+180
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
1/1/2019
7:03 PM
NSH(-1.5)
+130
PHI
-150
1/1/2019
6:27 PM
NSH(-1.5)
+130
PHI
-150
1/1/2019
5:09 PM
NSH(-1.5)
+130
PHI
-150
1/1/2019
10:24 AM
NSH(-1.5)
+130
PHI
-150
1/1/2019
7:36 AM
NSH(-1.5)
+130
PHI
-150
1/1/2019
7:27 AM
NSH(-1.5)
+130
PHI
-150
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/1/2019
7:03 PM

-130

+110
1/1/2019
6:27 PM

-130

+110
1/1/2019
5:09 PM

-130

+110
1/1/2019
10:24 AM

-130

+110
1/1/2019
7:36 AM

-120

EVEN
1/1/2019
7:27 AM

-120

EVEN
Recap

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson's thumb and Juuse Saros' goalkeeping appear to be just fine for the Nashville Predators.

Arvidsson scored twice, Saros made 32 saves and the Predators defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 Tuesday.

Craig Smith and Rocco Grimaldi also scored for Nashville, which has won two straight.

Arvidsson played his fourth game since missing 21 contests with a broken thumb.

"It's a little hard to come back being out for six weeks," Arvidsson said. "I feel like I'm close to where I want to be, I've just got to keep working."

The shutout was Saros' second of the season and the sixth of his career.

"I've been practicing well and of course saw a lot of pucks today and we played pretty good defense, so that always helps," Saros said. "When the team plays well in front of you, usually you get going too, and I had a little bit of luck, too, today, a couple of times the puck hit the post."

Making his first start since Dec. 15, Saros was busy early, stopping 13 shots in the first period. He made 12 saves in the second and seven in the third period. His best sequence came just over three minutes into the second period when he made back-to-back saves in close on Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek.

Michal Neuvirth made 26 saves for the Flyers, who have lost four in a row.

"We got a solid goaltending performance by Michal," Flyers interim head coach Scott Gordon said. "All four goals, we beat ourselves on, putting ourselves in the wrong spots. You can't outscore those mistakes."

Philadelphia did not convert on either of its power plays in the game. The Flyers have not scored with the man-advantage in their last four games.

"We hit two posts — lot of frustration," Flyers captain Claude Giroux said. "We're going to keep working and the power play is going to get back untracked."

Saros also denied Wayne Simmonds on a breakaway just under six minutes into the third. That save came just before Arvidsson scored his second goal of the night on a wrist shot from the slot at 6:15.

Smith scored the game's first goal at 2:03 of the second period.

Kevin Fiala skated the puck into the Philadelphia zone on the left side. From the left circle, Fiala sent a cross-ice pass to Smith at the right faceoff dot, where his wrist shot beat Neuvirth high to the stick side just underneath the crossbar.

Fiala has five points in his last three games.

Arvidsson made it 2-0 at 12:03 of the second.

In the left circle, Ryan Johansen drove toward the Philadelphia net before slipping a pass to Arvidsson, who was unchecked at the back post. He tapped it in for his second goal in as many games.

"He's pushing himself and you see how important he is out here tonight with his speed and his work ethic, his ability to score goals and make a difference in a game," Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said of Arvidsson. "The line was really good, especially in the second and third period."

Grimaldi scored his third of the season at 11:37 of the third. He has scored in consecutive games.

NOTES: Nashville is 18-2-0 when scoring first this season. ... The Predators are 12-3-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. ... This was the 11th time the Predators played on New Year's Day, all at home. ... Philadelphia did not convert on either of its power plays in the game. The Flyers have not scored with the man-advantage in their last four games. ... The Flyers are 1-16-3 when trailing after two periods.

UP NEXT:

Flyers: Host Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

Predators: Visit Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

___

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Matchup
Flyers Overall
W/L 15-24
ATS 17-22
Goals For 2.8
Goals Against 3.6
Total 21-18
Flyers Away
W/L 8-14
ATS 12-10
Goals For 2.9
Goals Against 3.8
Total 12-10
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-1
7:30 PM
at Predators L 4-0 L (1.5) U (5.5)
12-31
5:00 PM
at Hurricanes L 3-1 L (1.5) U (6)
12-29
6:00 PM
at Panthers L 2-1 W (1.5) U (6.5)
12-27
6:30 PM
at Lightning L 6-5 W (1.5) O (6.5)
12-23
6:00 PM
at Rangers W 3-2 W (1.5) U (5.5)
12-22
12:00 PM
Blue Jackets L 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-20
6:00 PM
Predators W 2-1 W (1.5) U (6)
12-18
6:00 PM
Red Wings W 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-15
9:00 PM
at Canucks L 5-1 L (1.5) U (6.5)
12-14
8:00 PM
at Oilers L 4-1 L (1.5) U (6.5)
Avg. Goals For 2.0
Avg. Goals Against 3.3
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 2-8
Predators Overall
W/L 24-17
ATS 15-25
Goals For 3.0
Goals Against 2.5
Total 18-21-1
Predators Home
W/L 15-7
ATS 10-12
Goals For 3.0
Goals Against 2.1
Total 8-13-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-1
7:30 PM
Flyers W 4-0 W (-1.5) U (5.5)
12-31
11:30 AM
at Capitals W 6-3
12-29
7:00 PM
Rangers L 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6)
12-27
7:00 PM
Stars L 2-0 L (-1.5) U (5.5)
12-22
12:00 PM
at Bruins L 5-2 L (1.5) O (5.5)
12-20
6:00 PM
at Flyers L 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-18
7:30 PM
at Blackhawks L 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-17
6:30 PM
at Senators L 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6)
12-15
7:00 PM
Devils W 2-1 L (-1.5) U (5.5)
12-13
7:00 PM
Canucks W 4-3 L (-1.5) O (5.5)
Avg. Goals For 2.6
Avg. Goals Against 2.6
ATS 1-8
Over/Under 4-5
Game Summary
2nd Period
NSH 17:57 GOAL scored by Craig Smith assisted by Kevin FialaPHI 0 NSH 1
NSH 16:22 Penalty to P.K. Subban 2 minutes for Interference (Drawn by Sean Couturier)
NSH 7:57 GOAL scored by Viktor Arvidsson assisted by Ryan Johansen and Ryan HartmanPHI 0 NSH 2
NSH 3:58 Penalty to Kevin Fiala 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Shayne Gostisbehere)
3rd Period
PHI 19:38 Penalty to Michael Raffl 2 minutes for Interference (Drawn by Ryan Hartman)
NSH 13:45 GOAL scored by Viktor Arvidsson assisted by Ryan EllisPHI 0 NSH 3
NSH 8:23 GOAL scored by Rocco Grimaldi assisted by Zac RinaldoPHI 0 NSH 4
PHI 1:43 Penalty to Michael Raffl 2 minutes for Holding (Drawn by P.K. Subban)
Box Score
Flyers
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Michael Raffl (LW) 000104:0013:51
Oskar Lindblom (LW) 000100:0011:15
Wayne Simmonds (RW) 000200:0015:32
Jordan Weal (C) 000000:0014:16
James van Riemsdyk (LW) 000220:0016:00
Sean Couturier (C) 000410:0018:00
Dale Weise (RW) 000100:0011:10
Claude Giroux (C) 000100:0021:27
Travis Konecny (C) 000400:0015:03
Philip Varone (C) 000200:0010:03
Jakub Voracek (RW) 000300:0017:13
Scott Laughton (C) 000300:0015:42

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Shayne Gostisbehere (D) 000140:0019:22
Travis Sanheim (D) 000050:0020:42
Radko Gudas (D) 000100:0017:38
Andrew MacDonald (D) 000230:0017:57
Robert Hagg (D) 000210:0019:23
Ivan Provorov (D) 000200:0022:20

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Carter Hart (G) 0/00.000
Michal Neuvirth (G) 26/304.867LOSS
Predators
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Miikka Salomaki (RW) 000110:0014:47
Calle Jarnkrok (C) 000100:0018:37
Nick Bonino (C) 000120:0017:31
Craig Smith (RW) 101210:0016:42
Rocco Grimaldi (C) 101110:007:56
Kevin Fiala (LW) 011012:0017:34
Frederick Gaudreau (C) 000110:008:43
Viktor Arvidsson (LW) 202600:0019:21
Ryan Hartman (RW) 011300:0015:19
Ryan Johansen (C) 011100:0017:59
Zac Rinaldo (C) 011100:006:18
Austin Watson (LW) 000100:0015:10

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
P.K. Subban (D) 000212:0021:37
Mattias Ekholm (D) 000320:0022:40
Ryan Ellis (D) 011240:0022:32
Matt Irwin (D) 000100:0014:05
Dan Hamhuis (D) 000110:0015:52
Roman Josi (D) 000230:0023:17

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Juuse Saros (G) 32/3201.000WIN
Pekka Rinne (G) 0/00.000
Officials
Linesmen Steve Barton
Linesmen Devin Berg
Referee Steve Kozari
Referee Marc Joannette