2019 NHL Stadium Series Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Date and Time: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Penguins vs. Flyers TV Coverage: NBC
Pittsburgh Penguins Record and Metrics
The Pittsburgh Penguins have an offshore sportsbooks record of 32-21-5-2 with only 26 of their 60 games going under the total. The Penguins have picked up the pace with four wins in their last five games. Four of Pittsburgh’s last six games have gone over the total. NHL metrics have the Penguins ranked fifth for goal scoring, sixth for the power play, 17th for goals against, and ninth for the penalty kill.
Philadelphia Flyers S Record and Metrics
The Philadelphia Flyers are in their best stretch of the season with seven payouts in their last ten matchups at online sportsbooks. Philadelphia has NHL rankings of 17th for goal scoring, 21st for the power play, 25th for goals against, and 27th for the penalty kill. As a result of the improved play the Flyers now stand at 28-25-6-1 with just 31 of their 60 games going over the total.
Pittsburgh has finally dug out of a bad stretch in early February but can’t let their foot off the gas as the Flyers are one of the hot teams in pursuit of one of those final playoff spots. With center Sidney Crosby the Penguins will have the best players on the ice. The Penguins long time marquee man and team captain thrives on the NHL’s biggest stages and has vast experience in outdoor games.
For the Philadelphia Flyers new head coach Scott Gordon has made quite a strong impression in his first couple of months on the job. Just as important as Gordon’s fresh ideas is rookie goaltender Carter Hart. Since taking over the top job Hart has posted a save percentage of .920 and has solidified the position.
Head to Head Series
The Flyers have lost nine of their last 12 games to the Penguins with just one of the last seven meetings clearing the total. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have split their two previous meetings this year with both games going under the total.
Between the Pipes
Carter Hart has a .920 save percentage for the Flyers with a record of 13-7-1 and a 2.67 goals against average. Hart was forced into the lineup due to injuries to Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth and has thrived. For many years the Flyers have struggled in goal but fans and gamblers are impressed with Hart and think he may be the answer long term.
Like Carter Hart, Casey DeSmith had to fill in for the Penguins due to an injury to Matt Murray early in the season. DeSmith has a .915 save percentage with a 14-10-5 record and a 2.82 goals against average. Murray has returned in top form with a .913 save percentage, 2.94 goals against average with a record of 18-10-1 and three shutouts.
Penguins vs Flyers Betting Odds Free Picks
Based on head to head and their vast experience in outdoor events the Penguins will offer the best odds in this matchup against the Flyers.
Penguins vs. Flyers Betting Pick: Bet the Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins vs. Flyers Score Prediction: Penguins 4, Flyers 2