Game 6: Flyers vs Bruins
Location : TD Garden | Boston MA
Time : 7:00 pm
TV / Radio : NBCSports Philadelphia – 97.5 The Fanatic
Records : PHI 3-1-1 | BOS 2-1-1
Previous Game : 1/21 PHI SOL 5-4 vs BOS | 1/21 BOS W 5-4 vs PHI
Odds : Bruins -1.5 | O/U 5.5
The first thing the Flyers must overcome tonight is the ability to bounce back. After a poor 1st period in Boston on Thursday night, the Flyers bounced back with a great 2nd period before playing their worst period of the season in the 3rd.
Defensive coverage & neutral zone transition continue to plague the Flyers. Even with the 3-1-1 start, if it wasn’t for the Flyers goal-tending in their three wins, the Flyers could very well be still looking for their first win of the season.
Being outshot in every game this season so far, the Flyers trouble with puck possession came to a head in the 3rd period on Thursday. The Bruins would fire 22-shots at Carter Hart. In regulation, the Flyers only had 21-shots.
The Flyers have not lost back-to-back regular season games since 1/04/20 – 1/07/20. In eight games after loses since, the Flyers are 8-0-0 & are outscoring teams 43 to 16. Including scoring three-goals or more in every game.
“We need to do a much better job supporting each other over the ice,” forward James van Riemsdyk said. “Everyone is doing their job-swarming the other team in their end and then when we get the puck back, being in good places to release pressure and get some sustained zone time.”
Last Game: 2-1 | On the season: 11-4
PHI M/L +132
Nolan Patrick TO SCORE +380
Jake Voracek Points 0.5 OVER -130
93 Jake Voracek – 2 Game Point (1G-3A) | 19 Nolan Patrick – 2 Game Assist & Point (0G-2A) | 13 Kevin Hayes 2 Game Assist & Point (1G-3A)
Flyers Projected Lineup
86 Joel Farabee – 13 Kevin Hayes – 93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom – 19 Nolan Patrick – 11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk – 21 Scott Laughton – 28 Claude Giroux
12 Michael Raffl – 82 Connor Bunnaman – 62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
9 Ivan Provorov – 6 Travis Sanheim
56 Erik Gustafsson – 61 Justin Braun
8 Robert Hagg – 3 Mark Friedman
79 Carter Hart
(37 Brian Elliott)
55 – Sam Morin
5 Phil Myers – Week-to-week (1/20), Fractured rib
14 Sean Couturier – Minimum two weeks (1/15), Costochondral separation
48 Morgan Frost – Out Indefinitely (1/20), Dislocated left shoulder
53 Shayne Gostisbehere – N/A (1/18), Non-Roster Status : Covid-19
Photo Credit : Brian Fluharty – USA TODAY Sports