Philadelphia Flyers (38-25-13) at Colorado Avalanche (41-27-8)
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 28, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -135 / Philadelphia Flyers +122 --- Over/Under: 6
The Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers could use a nice road victory after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 31 goals, Jakub Voracek has 65 assists and Claude Giroux has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75.7 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 10 of their last 12 games.
The Colorado Avalanche look for another big home victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 38 goals, Mikko Rantanen has 53 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 125 goals on 1,536 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 83 goals on 953 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed two or less goals in six of their last nine games.
The Flyers are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Avalanche are 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games, 17-5 in their last 22 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Colorado, the road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers continue to struggle on the defensive end, haven't been so hot on the road and are on the end of a back to back after playing overtime. The Colorado Avalanche are playing some consistent hockey down the stretch and have been extremely tough on their home ice. The Flyers have been able to beat up on the West as of late, but this is a game where you have to back the Colorado Avalanche and the cheap price.