Flyers Offense Needs ImprovementThe Flyers were a +155 underdog and they lost their last game 4-0 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Carter Hart allowed four goals on 35 shots faced.
The offense has been poor for the Flyers lately. They have scored three goals or less in each of the last 10 games. Philadelphia ranks 27th in goals per game, 16th in shots per game, 25th in shooting %, and 21st in scoring efficiency ratio. Claude Giroux leads the team in points, with 16 points on the season. The offense needs to improve for the Flyers.
The defense has been poor but goaltending has been good for Philly. They rank 10th in goals against per game, 31st in shots against per game, and fifth in opponent shooting % and save %. Carter Hart has a record of 5-4-3 with a 2.39 GAA and .928 SV%. He has allowed three goals or less in nine out of his last 10 starts. Martin Jones has a record of 3-2-0 with a 2.82 GAA and .920 SV%. He has allowed four goals or more in each of his last two starts.
Panthers Win Three StraightThe Panthers were a -150 favorite in their last game and they won 5-4 against the Minnesota Wild. Frank Vatrano scored two goals and had one assist. Carter Verhaeghe, Sam Bennett, and Owen Tippett each scored a goal. Sergei Bobrovski stopped 35 out of 39 shots faced.
Florida has been terrific on offense so far this season. They have scored three goals or more in seven out of the last nine games. The Panthers rank second in goals per game, third in shots per game, third in shooting %, and third in scoring efficiency ratio. Jonathan Huberdeau leads the team with 18 points. He has registered one point or more in four games in a row. Aleksander Barkov has registered one point or more in 10 straight games. Anthony Duclair has nine goals this year.
The Panthers have been average on defense but receiving excellent goaltending. They rank fifth in goals against per game, 19th in shots against per game, and fourth in opponent shooting % and save %. Sergei Bobrovski is off to an excellent start to the year. Bobrovski is 8-0-2 with a 1.99 GAA and a .937 SV%. He has allowed two goals or less in eight out of the last 10 starts. Spencer Knight has been decent this season. He has a 5-2-1 record with a 2.98 GAA and a .904 SV%.
- Home team is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings
- Favorite is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings
- Panthers are 5-1 in their last six after scoring five goals or more in their previous game
- Panthers are 10-2 in their last 12 games following a win
- Panthers are 24-4 in their last 28 home games
- Flyers are 1-4 in the last five meetings in Florida
- Flyers are 0-5 in their last five vs. Atlantic
- Flyers are 1-8 in their last nine games playing on zero days rest
- Flyers are 1-5 in their last six vs. a team with a winning record