The NHL playoff is back on Friday as the Philadelphia Flyers will travel to the PPG PAINTS Arena in Pittsburgh, PA to clash with the Pittsburgh Penguins in game two of their best-of-seven series. In the first game, the Penguins battered the Philadelphia Flyers with a score of 7-0.
Philadelphia Flyers Form
The Flyers enjoyed a fine form during the regular season as they had an average score of 3.90 goals per game in their last 11 games. However, in the first game of the playoffs, they were not able to score at all and losing the game by a score of 7-0. The Flyers also missed a stunning 24 shots during the game. Philadelphia away from stands at 20-22 for the season with an average of 2.95 goals per game and has allowed 3.00 goals per game in those games.
On the offensive side of the game, The Flyers were a were in a good form during the regular season as they are placed on the 12th spot in the league in scoring at 3.04 goals per game, converting on 20.7% of their chances. At the defensive part of the game, their form has been average as they are placed on the 15th spot in goals allowed, letting in an average of 2.88 goals per game, allowing the opposing teams to convert on 24.2% of their chances.
Pittsburgh Penguins Form
The Pittsburgh Penguins were in good form as they were able to win four of their last five games. Moreover, they battered the Flyers in the first game of the playoff. It was an easy win as the Penguins won by a score of 7-0. The Penguins have been enjoying a good home form of 31-11 for the year and they have averaged 3.71 goals per game and have allowed 2.62 goals per game in those games.
On the offensive side of the game, The Penguins were very good during the regular season as they are ranked 3rd in the league in scoring at 3.29 goals per game, converting on 26.2% of their chances. At the defensive part of the game, they have below average stats as they are placed on the 20th spot in goals allowed, letting in an average of 3.02 goals per game, allowing the opposing teams to convert on 20.0% of their chances.
Although the Penguins dropped their pace during the final games of the regular season, it seems they got serious in the playoffs. They were impressive in the first game and win of 7-0 was a great result for them. They will be aiming for their 3rd straight Stanley Cup On the other The Flyers showed that they are a good team in the regular part of the season – however, the first game in the playoff showed that this Penguins team has too much firepower for them. I expect another win by the Penguins in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins today on 4/13/2018 is: Take the Pittsburgh Penguin -215 (money line bet)
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