Philadelphia Flyers (29-37-13) vs Boston Bruins (62-12-5)
Game Info: Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers +220 / Boston Bruins -275 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Bruins will play the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday evening at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Boston Bruins are 62-12-5 this season after they defeated the New Jersey Devils by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Boston out shot New Jersey by a total of 40-30 and went 1-1 on the power play in the win. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.63 goals per game, 2.10 goals against per game, 21.9% on the power play, and 87.1% on the penalty kill. David Pastrnak has led the Bruins with 57 goals, 48 assists, and 386 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Boston is Jeremy Swayman, who is 22-6-4 this season with a 2.20 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.
The Philadelphia Flyers are 29-37-13 this season after they lost to the New York Islanders by a score of 4-0 in their last game. Philadelphia out shot New York by a total of 27-21 and lost 66% of the face-offs in the game. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.67 goals per game, 3.33 goals against per game, 15.3% on the power play, and 74.8% on the penalty kill. Travis Konecny has led the Flyers with 29 goals, 27 assists, and 180 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Philadelphia is Felix Sandstrom, who is 2-11-3 this season with a 3.64 goals against average and an .881 save percentage.
Boston is 9-2 in their last 11 Sunday games and 10-2 in their last 12 games played on no rest. The over is 4-0 in Boston’s last 4 Sunday games. Philadelphia is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-7 in their last 8 Sunday games. The over is 11-5-1 in Philadelphia’s last 17 Sunday games. Boston is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.
Boston comes into this game on a five game winning streak and is the best team in the NHL, while Philadelphia has lost six games in a row and has been out scored by a total of 27-12 in those six losses. Both teams will be on the second game of a back to back, so we may see some tired legs on both sides. These two teams are trending in opposite directions and as long as Boston can stay focused, they should have no issues getting a two goal win.