Florida Panthers vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 3/4/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (34-20-11) at Florida Panthers (31-25-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / Philadelphia Flyers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSFL, TVA
The Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers meet Sunday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a big road victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 29 goals, Jakub Voracek has 56 assists and Claude Giroux has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 109 goals on 1,189 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 44 goals on 519 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in five of their last nine games.
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The Florida Panthers look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Florida Panthers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Florida with 24 goals, Aleksander Barkov has 38 assists and Jonathan Huberdeau has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 52 goals on 718 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 103 goals on 1,102 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games and 7-1 in their last 8 road games. The Panthers are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games, 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The Flyers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Florida, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I said a little over a week ago that the Florida Panthers are a team to watch down the stretch, as they're playing with confidence and a little added motivation. Well, the Panthers are argubaly the hottest team in the league and are right in the thick of the playoff race. The Philadelphia Flyers are playing great hockey as well, but they're on the end of a back to back and fresh off an overtime contest that was very long and very sloppy defensively. I'm not stepping in front of the Florida Panthers.