Florida Panthers (12-11-3) at Philadelphia Flyers (14-10-3)
|Date & Time||Tuesday December 6, 2016, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -128 / Florida Panthers +104 --- Over/Under:
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The Florida Panthers look to shake off a tough overtime loss in Boston as they head into the City of Brotherly Love to battle the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Panthers battled hard but suffered another road loss on Monday night as they fell to a very good Bruins side and will now continue their road trip against the home savvy Flyers who have won eight of their games at home this season. Florida came into the season as a dark horse team to win the Eastern Conference but they have gotten off to a slow start and need to find a way to get a spark if they’re going to get back in the fold in the Atlantic division and a road win against an upstart Flyers side that has some serious talent up front. James Reimer is expected to get the start after Roberto Luongo got the call last night and he will likely face off against Steve Mason who has had a pretty decent start to the season.
The Flyers meanwhile have been one of the surprise teams in the Eastern Conference this season and while they were a playoff team a year ago and should be back in the fold again this season they have had a strong start and have turned in some solid performances through the first month and a half of the season. Philadelphia will look for another strong outing from Claude Giroux and company up top as they face a stingy Panthers side that is led by Aaron Ekblad and with a battle of contrasting style this should be an exciting game to watch.
The Panthers are 5-1 in their last six games playing in a back to back and 1-4 in their last five overall while the Flyers are 5-0 in their last five overall and 4-0 when playing in on day’s rest. I like how Florida responds in the back end of a double header but the Flyers are red hot right now and I think they take advantage of Florida on short rest.