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Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03/06/2021 Forecast, Analysis and Results
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Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03/06/2021 – After splitting their two previous meetings, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins will grab for the dagger as they cap their three-game series at the PPG Paints Arena on Saturday afternoon. The visiting Flyers avenged their first game loss as they pulled through a 4-3 victory on Thursday two days after the Penguins dominated them. The nhl betting odds for Saturday’s virtual rubber match predict a nip-and-tuck battle between the state rivals as prices are at near pick’em in the match-winner market. The top teams in the East, including Philly and Pittsburgh, continue to jockey for position in the standings so fans can expect another fierce action on the ice, which they can catch live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03/06/2021
When: Saturday, March 6, 1:00 PM ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03/06/2021 Betting Odds:
The Philadelphia Flyers made sure that they would not fall into the hands of the Penguins for the second time. After a sluggish start, Philly found their rhythm late in Thursday’s game as the team completed a comeback from three goals down to frustrate the hosts. Flyers captain Claude Giroux was ecstatic following the win, saying the team will need more of the same kind of success as early as the regular season. The bid of a deep playoff push is very much alive for the Flyers. They may be out of the top three teams in the East as of the moment, but they manage to stay above a winning record with 12 wins in 20 games, which is enough to earn them sufficient confidence heading into the more crucial stages of the season. Even coach Alain Vigneault was beaming with pride after the recent performance of his team. More than the goals scored, it was the Flyers’ character that made the Canadian coach proud. Such an attribute will be put to the test once again on Saturday, and Philly could only hope to seize the same result.
Players to watch: J. van Riemsdyk LW (G 10, A 16, PTS 26), J. Farabee LW (G 10, A 9, PTS 19), C. Giroux C (G 3, A 14, PTS 17).
The Penguins were able to survive playing sans Sidney Crosby when they took down the Flyers in the first game of the virtual series, 5-2. The team was able to sustain their searing charge until the early goings of the second game; unfortunately for them, it did not last until the deciding frame as the Flyers pulled off a stunning comeback. The loss denied Pittsburgh the chance to enter the four-team playoff line that separates the squad from Philly, which is now ahead by two points in the race. Playing inside their home ice gives the Penguins an instant advantage, having lost just twice at the PPG Paints Arena, including the latest one against the Flyers. The team will need to find its grit on Saturday afternoon to prevent another home setback from happening. Consistency will be the key for them. Their efforts must be at 100% from start to finish, otherwise, the Flyers will once again come out and attack the jugular.
Players to watch: S. Crosby C (G 7, A 12, PTS 19), J. Guentzel LW (G 7, A 12, PTS 19), B. Rust RW (G 7, A 10, PTS 17).
Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games.
Flyers vs Penguins Betting Picks
The Flyers did it on Thursday; they’ll do it again on Saturday. Sports betting odds may predict a near toss-up between the state rivals, but Philadelphia will be out to negate such a forecast. It will be quite a one-sided affair in favor of the visitors, serving the Penguins their second straight loss at home. The pace of the game will enable both teams to open the floodgates of their respective offensive, but the Flyers, having the edge in momentum, will be left standing at the conclusion of the series.
Score Prediction: Flyers 6, Penguins 4.