Both Teams Look to End Losing Streaks
The Philadelphia Flyers matchup against the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal on Thursday night. Both teams are currently on huge losing streaks and have lost six games in a row.
The Philadelphia Flyers currently sit in dead last place below the Devils in the Metropolitan Division with 57 points. The Flyers are having an extremely disappointing season.
The Montreal Canadiens currently sit last behind the Senators in the Atlantic Division with 51 points. The Canadiens are having a season to forget about.
Flyers Look for Defense
The Philadelphia Flyers are having a disappointing season and their playoff hopes are long gone. The Flyers are currently on a six-game losing streak and are going to need their defense to step up if they want to find a win in Montreal.
The Flyers have struggled from the net out this season but their biggest weakness has been their defense. The Flyers currently rank fifth in the NHL for goals against, with 279 goals.
The Flyers defense has also let up at least four goals per game during their six-game losing streak. If the Flyers want to get back in the win column they need to play better defensively.
Canadiens Look for Win
The Montreal Canadiens are also having a very disappointing season and their playoff hopes are long gone. The Canadiens are also on a six-game losing streak and need to find more offense if they want to find the win column on Thursday night.
The Canadiens currently have one of the worst offenses in the NHL this season. The Canadiens offense ranks in the NHL second to last place for goals scored per game with a very low 2.5 goals.
The Canadiens offense has also scored only nine goals during their losing streak. The Canadiens need to find the back of the net if they want to win at home Thursday night.
Flyers vs Canadiens Head to Head
The two teams have matched up once previously this season when the Canadiens defeated the Flyers at home 3-2 in a shootout.
Flyers vs Canadiens Game Information
- Game: Flyers (23-43-11) vs Canadiens (20-46-11)
- Location: Centre Bell
- Day/Time: Thursday, April 21st. 7:00 PM ET
- Flyers vs Canadiens Live Stream: NHL.TV
Flyers vs Canadiens Betting Lines
Flyers vs Canadiens Prediction
This game is a tough one to bet online with the NHL lines being so tight and I am going to play it very safe. Both teams are having a very difficult time putting the puck in the net recently and I believe this is going to be a very low-scoring game.
The Canadiens beat the Flyers in overtime in their previous matchup and I believe Thursday night’s game is going to have a very similar outcome. Now I am not completely sure who will win this contest, but I am certain the Flyers will not lose by more than one goal.
The Flyers kept the last game very close and if their defense can step up even a little bit they might even have a chance to win this game. Regardless, the Canadiens will not score many goals against the Flyers and the Flyers will cover the sportsbook puck line on Thursday night.
Pick: Philadelphia Flyers 1 ½ (-210)