- No Letdown For Bruins
- Pastrnak Seeks 60, 300
- Flyers Mired In Slump
- Bruins vs Flyers Game Injuries
- Bruins vs Flyers Head-to-Head
- Bruins vs Flyers Game Information
- Bruins vs Flyers Betting Lines
- Bruins vs Flyers Picks and Prediction
- Bruins vs Flyers Trends
- Bruins vs Flyers Edge
- Bruins vs Flyers Results
- Bruins vs Flyers Game Summary
No Letdown For Bruins
The Boston Bruins seek their sixth straight victory while attempting to make NHL history Sunday night when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Bruins received two goals from Pavel Zacha to beat the visiting New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Saturday and tie the NHL single-season league record for wins (62), matching the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings and the 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning.
Boston also has games left with non-playoff teams Washington (Tuesday at home) and at Montreal (Thursday). The Bruins (129 points) can break the NHL single-season point record set by Montreal (132) in 1976-77 as well, although the Canadiens (60-8-12) did it in two fewer games and there was no overtime or shootout.
The Flyers have dropped six straight games, in which they have managed a total of 12 goals. Philadelphia was blanked by the host New York Islanders 4-0 on Saturday.
Pastrnak Seeks 60, 300
David Pastrnak was held to an assist on Saturday, but extended his points streak to seven games.
Pastrnak has eight goals during his points streak to pull within three of 60 on the season and 300 in his career. The talented right wing leads the team with 105 points overall.
Brad Marchand is second on the team with 63 points in 70 games, but was held off the scoresheet in his past six games and has not scored a goal in 15 contests. However, Zacha boasts six points in his last five outings.
First career 20-goal season for Pavel Zacha at the NHL. What a trade that has turned out to be for the Boston Bruins
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) April 9, 2023
The Bruins also got forward Taylor Hall back from injury Saturday and were only missing regular forwards David Krejci (lower body) and Nick Foligno (lower body). Hall is expected to sit out Sunday.
The Bruins are currently the favorite to win the Stanley Cup at +350.
Flyers Mired In Slump
Philadelphia managed five total goals on its four-game trip, despite outshooting the Islanders 27-21 on Saturday.
The Flyers are near the bottom of the league in goals per game (2.63) and sit last on the power play after going 0-for-12 on the road trip. The under is 4-0-0 according to NHL lines in the past four Philadelphia contests.
Travis Konecny leads the Flyers with 56 points, including seven in his past eight games, while fellow forward Kevin Hayes has 54. Right wing Owen Tippett (43 points) has been a good pickup from Florida and young forward Morgan Frost (43 points) owns five goals in his last seven outings.
Coach John Tortorella scratched defenseman Tony DeAngelo, who has 42 points but is a team-worst -27, against the Islanders. Goalie Carter Hart was pulled after giving up three goals on 18 shots in the first two periods.
Bruins vs Flyers Game Injuries
Bruins vs Flyers Head-to-Head
Boston has won four straight in the series between old rivals, including a pair of easy victories this season.
The Bruins earned a 4-1 win on Nov. 17 before receiving two goals each from Pastrnak and Zacha to go along with Jeremy Swayman’s 29 saves in a 6-0 triumph on Jan. 16 – both at home.
The under is 2-0-1 in the last three meetings if you are betting online. The Flyers were 5-0-1 in six games at home before losing to Buffalo 6-3 at Wells Fargo Center on April 1, but are just 17-17-5 overall in their own rink.
If Tortorella comes back with Hart, the 24-year-old is 4-7-2 with an .877 save percentage versus the Bruins. Backup Felix Sandstrom has not faced Boston and is 2-15-4 in his NHL career.
Bruins vs Flyers Game Information
- Game: Bruins (62-12-5) vs Flyers (29-37-13)
- Day/Time: Sunday, April 9, 6 p.m. ET
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa..
- Bruins vs Flyers: NHL TV
Bruins vs Flyers Betting Lines
Bruins vs Flyers Picks and Prediction
Even if coach Jim Montgomery decides to rest some players, the Bruins should be revved up for Sunday.
After Linus Ullmark won his NHL-best 39th game, Boston is likely to go with Swayman (22-6-4) in net. The Alaska native has won six straight starts and Pastrnak boasts 21 goals in 27 career games versus the Flyers.
In addition, the Bruins are 29-8-2 on the road and 10-3-0 in the second of back-to-backs this season. Meanwhile, Philadelphia is 2-11-2 with no days rest.
Boston is a strong bet and, even though the Bruins lead the league in goals-against (2.09) and penalty killing (87.2), the over could make you money online gambling.
The Bruins are listed at -240 in our Las Vegas hockey odds. This means that if you wager $100 on Boston, you have a chance to win 42. The Flyers are +200, offering a chance to win 200 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Bruins a 70.59% chance to win, with Philadelphia at 33.33%.