Flyers vs Bruins Prediction NHL Picks for Today 4/9

Flyers vs Bruins Prediction NHL Picks for Today 4/9

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Introduction

With the NHL season coming to an end, the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers will go head-to-head in a match scheduled for April 9, 2023, at 3:00 PM EST in the Wells Fargo Center. This game is going to be exciting, and fans can expect great NHL action. In this article, we will review the statistics of both teams, their current form, and injuries to predict the winner.

Bruins' Offense

The Bruins' offense is led by David Pastrnak, who has scored an impressive 57 goals and has 47 assists, for a total of 104 points this season. He is supported by other key players like Brad Marchand, who has 31 goals and 56 assists, and Patrice Bergeron, who has 22 goals and 47 assists. The Bruins' power play is also strong, with a success rate of 21.9%, and they have scored 59 power play goals this season.

Bruins' Defense

The Bruins' defense is one of the best in the league, thanks to their solid goaltending from Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman. Ullmark has played in 46 games this season and has an impressive record of 38 wins and only 6 losses, with a save percentage of .937 and a goals against average of 1.91. Swayman has also been impressive, with a record of 22 wins and 6 losses, a save percentage of .921, and a goals against average of 2.20. The Bruins' penalty kill has also been solid, with a success rate of 87.1%.

Flyers' Offense

The Flyers' offense has struggled this season, with no player scoring more than 30 goals. Travis Konecny leads the team with 29 goals and 27 assists, for a total of 56 points. Kevin Hayes has also been a key player, with 36 assists and 10 power play points. The Flyers' power play has struggled, with a success rate of only 15.3%, and they have scored only 33 power play goals this season.

Flyers' Defense

The Flyers' defense has been a major weakness this season, with goaltender Carter Hart struggling with a record of 21 wins and 22 losses, a save percentage of .908, and a goals against average of 2.92. Felix Sandstrom, who has played in only 16 games, has also struggled with a record of 2 wins and 11 losses, a save percentage of .882, and a goals against average of 3.64. The Flyers' penalty kill has also been poor, with a success rate of only 74.8%.

Injuries

The Bruins are dealing with a few injuries, with Taylor Hall, David Krejci, Derek Forbort, and Nick Foligno all listed on the injury report. The Flyers, on the other hand, have no injured players.

Prediction

Considering the Bruins' strong offense and defense, and the Flyers' struggles this season, it is likely that the Bruins will win this game by 2 or more goals. The Bruins' power play and penalty kill are both strong, and their goaltending has been excellent all season. The Flyers' defense has struggled all season, and they have not been able to score enough goals to keep up with their opponents. Therefore, it is likely that the Bruins will win this game by a comfortable margin.

Pick: Bruins -1.5

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