Philadelphia Flyers (13-15-7, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. Boston Bruins (20-11-2, fourth in the Atlantic)

Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -259, Flyers +208; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Flyers visit Boston after Brad Marchand scored three goals in the Bruins' 5-1 victory over the Canadiens.

The Bruins are 14-7-1 against conference opponents. Boston leads the Eastern Conference with 5.2 assists per game, led by Urho Vaakanainen averaging 1.0.

The Flyers are 5-10-4 in Eastern Conference play. Philadelphia ranks 27th in the Eastern Conference with 30.8 shots per game and is averaging 2.6 goals.

In their last meeting on Nov. 20, Boston won 5-2. Derek Forbort recorded a team-high 2 points for the Bruins.

TOP PERFORMERS: Charlie McAvoy leads the Bruins with a plus-10 in 30 games this season. Matt Grzelcyk has eight assists over the last 10 games for Boston.

Cam Atkinson leads the Flyers with 14 goals and has 26 points. James van Riemsdyk has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-3-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.7 assists, 5.1 penalties and 11.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.

Flyers: 4-3-3, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.

INJURIES: Bruins: John Moore: day to day (upper body), Nick Foligno: day to day (lower body), Derek Forbort: out (health protocols), Connor Clifton: out (health protocols), Trent Frederic: day to day (upper body).

Flyers: Gerald Mayhew: day to day (upper body), Patrick Brown: out (knee), Travis Sanheim: out (health protocols), Rasmus Ristolainen: out (covid-19 protocol).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

© 2021 Data Skrive. All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.