Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers 05/04/2021 NHL Spread, Odds & Results
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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers 05/04/2021 – The seats inside the playoff bus of the East Division are already filled up, but action on the ice in the regular season continues. The Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the teams assured of a postseason spot, will play their final road game on Tuesday looking to bounce back from a 7-2 dismantling at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers in their second straight night at the Wells Fargo Center. Unlike the Penguins, the hosts are approaching the end of the road of their season after an unsuccessful run this year. Their overall performance this regular season has stripped their identity as contenders; perhaps it’s also the reason why top online sportsbooks are tagging them as underdogs in their second to the last home game. The match starts at 07:00 PM Eastern Time, which fans can catch on NBCSN, SN, TVAS, NBCSP, ATTSN-PT and NHL.TV.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers 05/04/2021
When: Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: NBCSN | SN | TVAS | NBCSP | ATTSN-PT
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers 05/04/2021 Betting Odds:
The Pittsburgh Penguins were caught off guard as they allowed the Flyers to score seven goals in the first game of their road series this regular season. Although they have secured themselves a ticket to the playoffs, the way they showed up on Monday was downright deplorable and is something that the team has to resolve as soon as possible. Complacency is one of the biggest enemies of teams like Pittsburgh as they tend to become sloppy in games they deem to be no-bearing games. The postseason is just around the corner and the Penguins recognize that performing like the way they did in their most recent game won’t bring the desired results. Defense is the key for them. Knowing that they have the luxury of offensive weapons, Pittsburgh will have to shift their focus on elevating the quality of how they defend teams, including those which are already out of contention like the Flyers.
Players to watch: S. Crosby C (G 20 A 36 PTS 56), J. Guentzel LW (G 22 A 31 PTS 53), K. Letang D (G 7 A 34 PTS 41).
The impressive victory on Monday is one of those instances the Flyers hoped they had for the majority of the year. Beating the Penguins in that manner is a huge morale booster for the team, except that it came a little too late. Despite the win, Philly has remained outside the playoff picture with 53 points and four more games left to play. The team could not deny the regretful feeling of being eliminated, but they also are aware that there remains a silver lining amidst their underwhelming performance. Take for instance their seven goals against a stacked Pittsburgh squad. It may not have any implications seeding-wise, but the confidence it yielded could be something that they can bring into the next season.
Players to watch: J. Voracek RW (G 9 A 31 PTS 40), J. van Riemsdyk LW (G 16 A 23 PTS 39), C. Giroux C (G 14 A 22 PTS 36).
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games.
Penguins vs Flyers Betting Picks
Major bounce back. The Penguins will not allow the Flyers to take them down on two straight game nights. The loss on Monday is a huge wake-up call for the playoff-bound Pittsburgh, which means Philly is about to get trounced at home. The Penguins are favorites in the NHL latest Odds for a reason; thus, it should be a good opportunity to place wagers on them for this game.
Score Prediction: Penguins 5, Flyers 1.