Stadium: Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia)
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Philadelphia is trying to get rid of the status of a hopeless outsider in the league, which does not even try to make the playoffs. In the regular season, the Flyers are playing better than before, but it's still not enough to get a solid spot in the Cup Final Eight. They played especially poorly at the end of November, when they suffered four losses in five games, only to win 1:0 over the Islanders. But already in the debut of December, they delighted their fans with a crucial derby victory over Pittsburgh - 4:3. This local success allowed the Orange to climb to ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Things are a little worse for Pittsburgh. Over the past decade and a half, the Penguins have accustomed us to the fact that they make it to the playoffs without much trouble, but the first misfire happened at the end of the last regular season. Then, the Pennsylvanians lost in the last game, which left them out of the Cup Final Eight. Now they have serious trouble scoring points, and the only decent stretch they had in the first half of November was when they won five games in a row. In their next nine contests, the Black-and-Yellows have suffered six losses and three wins, which is good enough for 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are direct competitors in the fight for a place in the playoff zone, and therefore, the day before, we have already seen a bright match in their performance, in which the Flyers won in a shootout. Now, the Penguins will be even more motivated to take revenge on their geographic neighbor, and they have every chance to succeed. It's all about the fact that Black-and-Yellow left behind seven of the last nine head-to-head meetings, and the Orange themselves play disgustingly in their home walls, losing at the Wells Fargo Center in seven of the last nine games.
We've already noted that Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are fundamental rivals who always fight each other with the utmost spirit. Now, they are also fighting for cup places, being direct competitors. All this does not help high-scoring activity. Besides, the day before, they scored six pucks together on emotions, but now they have studied each other even better, so they will minimize the risks of any mistakes. In the last six games, the Flyers have totaled 26 shots on goal (4.33 per game on average).