Flyers vs. Penguins - 4/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (42-24-11) at Philadelphia Flyers (31-29-18)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers meet Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have three power play goals in their last four games and have won four of their last five when scoring at least three goals. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 28 goals, Sidney Crosby has 54 assists and Brandon Sutter has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 135 goals on 1,699 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 46 goals on 526 shots.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have five power play goals in their last five games and have won four of their last five when scoring at least three goals. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 28 goals, Claude Giroux has 46 assists and Jakub Voracek has 212 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Steve Mason has allowed 100 goals on 1,381 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 76 goals on 706 shots.
The Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Flyers are 4-11 in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Penguins are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings.
The Penguins are the better team and have to beat the Flyers eventually. With both teams coming off a game Saturday, give me the better team. Pittsburgh is the pick here.