Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Mar 7): Penguins vs Flyers Prediction
The NHL has three games on the board for Wednesday night. The Penguins and Flyers will meet on Wednesday for the third time this season. Both teams sit in a playoff position as of right now. The game will be televised on NBCSN. My picks for tonight is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NHL consensus picks instead of paying.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers Predictions
The Philadelphia Flyers have gone 34-21-11, which is good enough to put them in third place of the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburgh has gone 38-25-4. The Penguins are sitting one point above the Flyers for the second seed of the Metropolitan Division.
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have met twice this season. The first meeting was back on November 27. The Penguins hosted the matchup and took a nail-biter in overtime. Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel each scored three points, which led the Penguins to a 5-4 victory. Four different players scored a goal for the Flyers.
Philadelphia hosted the second matchup of the season. The game was on January 2, but the Flyers struggled even worse in this matchup. The Penguins outscored the Flyers 4-1 in the second period and pulled out a 5-1 victory in the end. Phil Kessel, Tom Kuhnhackl, and Ryan Reaves each scored one goal and added an assist.
Matt Murray is out with a concussion for a little while. Tristan Jarry is expected to be in net for the Penguins on Wednesday night. Jarry has been solid in his time in net for the Penguins. He has posted a 12-5-2 record. Jarry has a .913 save percentage and a GAA of 2.69.
Philadelphia has taken a major hit in their goaltending core. Brian Elliott is out after a surgery on a core muscle. Michael Neuvirth is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Petr Mrazek is likely going to get the start in net for the Flyers. Mrazek was traded to Philadelphia from the Red Wings near the trade deadline. Mrazek has gone 3-2-1 in his starts with the Flyers. Mrazek has a save percentage of .906 and a GAA of 2.90.
Wayne Simmonds is out for the Flyers on Wednesday night. Johnny Oduya and Andrew MacDonald are both questionable for Wednesday night’s game. The Penguins will be without Zach Aston-Reese, who has only played ten games.
Pittsburgh Penguins (-111) at Philadelphia Flyers (+101)
Claude Giroux is the team leader in points with seventy-eight. Giroux has scored twenty-three goals. Jakub Voracek has seventy-one points and leads the team in assists with fifty-seven. Sean Couturier is third on the team with sixty-three points, but he leads the team in goals with twenty-nine.
Evgeni Malkin leads the Penguins in goals and points with thirty-seven and eighty-two. Phil Kessel is second on the team in points with seventy-six. Kessel has added twenty-seven goals of his own this season. Sidney Crosby rounds out the top three with seventy points. Kris Letang is fourth with forty points.
The Penguins and Flyers are big rivals, which leads to a close matchup most of the time. The Flyers lost the first two games between the Penguins. Philadelphia has lost three straight games as well. The Penguins are on a two-game winning streak. The Flyers are underdogs at home, which seems wrong to me. I believe the Flyers could end both losing streaks on Wednesday night.