Flyers vs. Penguins - 3/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (38-24-8) at Philadelphia Flyers (34-23-12)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, CSN
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power plays. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 31 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 31 assists and Phil Kessel has 231 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 120 goals on 1,532 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 32 goals on 384 shots. Fleury has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for another win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 25 goals, Brayden Schenn has 24 assists and Claude Giroux has 196 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 105 goals on 1,239 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 67 goals on 891 shots. Mason has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Penguins are 11-4 in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Penguins are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings.
The Penguins have lost eight of their last nine against the Flyers. Not to mention the Flyers have been playing great hockey lately and have been lights out on their home ice. In an early game, I like the home team given the history.