Philadelphia Flyers (11-4-3) at Pittsburgh Penguins (11-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -111 / Philadelphia Flyers -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers meet the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to build off of back-to-back 3-0 shutouts over Buffalo in their last two matchups. James van Riemsdyk leads the Flyers in scoring with 25 points including 10 goals and 15 assists while Joel Farabee has 17 points with 8 goals and 9 assists while Kevin Hayes is right behind with 16 points including 7 goals and 9 assists. Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each have 14 and 13 points respectively, combining for 23 assists in the process. Carter Hart and Brian Elliott continue to share the time in goal for the Flyers, with Hart logging 6 wins with a shutout and a 3.35 GAA while Elliott has 5 wins and a pair of shutouts with a 2.03 GAA.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be out to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to the Penguins in their last game. Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins with 18 points coming off of 7 goals and 11 assists while Jake Guentzel has 17 points with 7 goals and 10 apples. Bryan Rust has 6 goals and 9 assists for his 15 point tally along with a team-high 71 shots on goal and Kris Letang’s got 14 points with 4 goals and 10 assists. Evgeni Malkin has 12 points with 4 goals and 8 assists and Teddy Blueger’s got 3 goals and 8 assists for his 11 points while Kasperi Kapanen has 10 points with 3 goals and 7 assists this year. Tristan Jarry has a 7-7 record with a 3.14 GAA in 14 games for the Pens this year while Casey DeSmith has a 4-2 record with a 2.73 GAA up to this point in the season.
Philadelphia is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 35-17 in their last 52 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Pittsburgh is 152-70 in their last 222 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 games as an underdog while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
This is a game I went back and forth on as you could make a case for either side in this type of rivalry setting. However, instead of trying to pick that side, I’m going to back the under here. The Flyers and Pens simply don’t like each other and I think you’ll see the intensity ramped up in this one. I think it’s a 3-2 game whichever way you slice it, so I’ll back the Under in this one.