Carolina Hurricanes (27-25-11) at Philadelphia Flyers (34-19-10)
|Date & Time||Thursday March 1, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -155 / Carolina Hurricanes +139 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Wells Fargo Center and the Philadelphia Flyers host the Carolina Hurricanes in a Thursday NHL tilt.
The Carolina Hurricanes postseason hopes have been getting further away with the team in the midst of a six game slide capped by a 4-3, overtime loss at the Boston Bruins. Brock McGinn, Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho all scored in the first but Carolina couldn’t light the lamp again.
The Bruins offense came off the sticks of Rick Nash, Riley Nash and Tommy Wingels in regulation with Charlie McAvoy finding the back of the net 68 seconds in to the extra session. Jake DeBrusk added two assists for Boston and Tuukka Rask made 29 saves to pick up the win while Scott Darling made 28 saves for the Canes.
The Philadelphia Flyers have been playing their best hockey in recent memory which has the team challenging for the top spot in the Metropolitan. Philadelphia has seen contributions from both ends of the ice in winning nine of ten after downing Montreal 1-0 on Monday.
The red hot Flyers saw Jakub Voracek score in round three of the shootout before Sean Couturier netted the winner in round six while Paul Byron tallied in round two for the Canadiens. Newcomer Petr Mrazek picked up the win for Philadelphia with 28 saves with Charlie Lindgren recorded 33 stops.
Hurricanes are 0-6 in their last 6 overall and Hurricanes are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and Hurricanes are 0-7 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan. Flyers are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and over is 4-0 in Flyers last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and Flyers are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. Over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and Hurricanes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia won’t continue their torrid pace forever but hopefully it continues for at least one more day…