Philadelphia Flyers (27-25-12) at Boston Bruins (31-22-10)
|Date & Time||Saturday March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Boston Bruins -170 / Philadelphia Flyers +153 --- Over/Under: 5
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins meet Saturday at the TD Garden.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have two power play goals in their last four games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 26 goals, Jakub Voracek has 46 assists and Claude Giroux has 230 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Steve Mason has allowed 79 goals on 1,062 shots faced and Rob Zepp has given up 25 goals on 223 shots.
The Boston Bruins need a win after splitting their last six games. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have one power play goal in their last four games and have split their last eight games when scoring at least three goals. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 19 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 27 assists and Loui Eriksson has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Tuukka Rask has allowed 121 goals on 1,315 shots faced and Niklas Svedberg has given up 28 goals on 337 shots.
The Flyers are 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win and 17-35 in their last 52 road games. The Bruins are 49-24 in their last 73 home games and 28-10 in their last 38 vs. Metropolitan. The Flyers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings overall.
The Bruins have to keep winning if they're going to make the playoffs, and they're playing an inconsistent Flyers squad. Give me the home team here.