Flyers vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/4

Flyers vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/4

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers - NHL Preview

Introduction

Get ready for an intense Metropolitan Division showdown as the Pittsburgh Penguins face off against the Philadelphia Flyers. In this preview, we'll delve into key player statistics, recent performances, and offer our prediction for this highly anticipated game.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins, currently sixth in the Metropolitan Division with an 11-10-2 record, are gearing up to face the Flyers once again after a close 4-3 shootout loss in their recent matchup.

Player Focus:

Keep an eye on Jake Guentzel, who showcased his scoring prowess with a 2-goal performance in their last game against the Flyers. The Penguins have a chance to turn the tables in this rematch.

 

Injury Report:

Noel Acciari is listed as day-to-day, while Matt Nieto remains on IR. Sam Poulin is out, impacting the Penguins' lineup.

 

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers, holding the fifth spot in the Metropolitan Division with a 12-10-2 record, narrowly secured a 4-3 shootout victory in their recent clash against the Penguins.

Stat Leaders:

Travis Konecny and Sidney Crosby lead their respective teams in points and goals. Both players will play crucial roles in determining the outcome of this matchup.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Pittsburgh Penguins 3.13 2.61 33.3 31.4 7 10.9 11 84.7 1 0
Philadelphia Flyers 2.92 2.88 32.9 27.8 10 12.3 12 84.8 6 0

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's review the recent performances of both teams:

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins aim to bounce back from their recent 4-3 shootout loss against the Flyers, with key players looking to make a significant impact.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers secured a narrow 4-3 shootout victory in their previous encounter with the Penguins. They'll strive to maintain their momentum in this rematch.

 

Prediction

Given the close nature of their previous meeting and the Penguins' determination to avenge their shootout loss, we predict that the Pittsburgh Penguins have a strong chance of winning this game. Jake Guentzel's offensive prowess will play a pivotal role, and the Penguins will capitalize on their opportunities to secure a victory.

Watch out for a competitive and closely contested game between these Metropolitan Division rivals.

 

Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins ML

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