- Young Forwards Could Steal Show
- Limping to the Finish
- Catching a Draft
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Game Injuries
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Head-to-Head
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Game Information
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Betting Lines
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Picks and Prediction
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Trends
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Edge
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Results
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Game Summary
Young Forwards Could Steal Show
It’s been a season to forget for both the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks. However, both teams are coming off victories as they prepare to play their final game of the 2023-23 season.
Owen Tippett scored in overtime as the Flyers edged the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets. Tippett scored twice to give him 26 goals, the second most on the Flyers team.
Chicago topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 as Petr Mrazek made 38 saves. That leaves Pittsburgh a point behind the New York Islanders for the final available playoff spot.
Only the Columbus Blue Jackets have fewer road wins among Eastern Conference teams than the 12 picked up by the Flyers while Chicago is 14-23-3 at home.
The Flyers are 30th and the Blackhawks 31st out of 32 NHL teams in power-play success rate since the start of March, so keep that in mind when making NHL picks.
When looking at some of the NHL news, defensemen Tony DeAngelo and Nick Seeler are questionable for the Flyers.
For Chicago, winger Jujhar Khaira is questionable. Forwards Colin Blackwell, Philipp Kurachev and Taylor Raddysh are out for the season.
Limping to the Finish
It seems like years have passed since the Flyers opened the 2022-23 season with three straight wins and that included victories over playoff-bound New Jersey Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning teams.
Other than one stretch in late December and early January when the Flyers went 7-1, that was the highlight of a difficult season in John Tortorella’s first season at the helm of the Flyers.
Philadelphia had lost seven games in a row before Tuesday’s win over Columbus.
About the only good news is that there has been a chance for Tippett and other young forwards like Morgan Frost and Noah Cates to get quality ice time. Tippett and Frost are tied for the team lead with three goals in April with Cates matching Joel Farabee with a team-leading three assists.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 12, 2023
Four of Philadelphia’s last six games went under the NHL betting lines total as have five of the last six against teams from the Central Division
Catching a Draft
The reality is that the worst thing that the Chicago Blackhawks can do on Thursday is win.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have the fewest points in the NHL (57) with two games left to play. Chicago and Anaheim each have 58 points with one game remaining so the odds for the upcoming NHL Draft Lottery will be impacted by what happens on Thursday.
The top pick in the draft is going to be Connor Bedard. He is being mentioned in the same breath as Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby when it comes to his potential as a franchise-changing player.
The Blackhawks are 2-11 over the last 13 games so they are certainly doing everything they can to secure the highest pick possible.
The Las Vegas odds total has gone over in six of the last seven games played by the Blackhawks.
Flyers vs Blackhawks Game Injuries
Flyers vs Blackhawks Head-to-Head
Chicago has won the last two meetings and outscored Philadelphia 7-2 in those games. The Blackhawks won 4-1 in Philadelphia on Jan. 19, the first regular-season win in Philadelphia since 1996
Eight of the last 10 games in the series finished under the total.
Philadelphia has won two of the last three games played in Chicago.
Flyers vs Blackhawks Game Information
- Game: Flyers (30-38-13) vs Blackhawks (26-49-6)
- Location: United Center, Chicago, IL
- Day/Time: Thursday, April 13, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Flyers vs Blackhawks Live Stream: NHL.TV
Flyers vs Blackhawks Betting Lines
Flyers vs Blackhawks Picks and Prediction
The Flyers have been outscored 30-15 in seven games played in April with Chicago -8 in goal differential in its six games during the month so this is not exactly a clash of NHL heavyweights.
There were two penalties called, both against Chicago, in the first meeting of the season.
When making NHL predictions, keep in mind that Dallas is 25-15 against the spread on the road this season with St. Louis covering against the NHL betting lines in 18 of 40 home games.
Philadelphia is 22-41-11 when listed as the underdog by the NHL odds. This is just the fifth time this season that Chicago is listed as a favorite with the Blackhawks 0-2-2 in those previous four games.
The Flyers are 25-15 against the spread on the road this season while Chicago has covered 18 of the 40 home games.
The Philadelphia Flyers are listed at -110 in our Las Vegas hockey odds. This means that if you wager $100 on the Flyers, you have a chance to win $91. Chicago is -110, offering a chance to win $91 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Philadelphia Flyers a 52.38% chance to win, with the Chicago Blackhawks at 52.38%