Will the Philadelphia Flyers over-motivation help defeat Malkin and Co.?

On January 22, as part of the National Hockey League (NHL) regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers host the Pittsburgh Penguins.How can the confrontation end? Let’s try to figure it out.

Philadelphia Flyers

The team clearly plans to fight the “penguins” after defeating the Los Angeles Kings on January 19 in the home arena with a score of 4: 1.

At the moment, “Philadelphia” takes the 6th line in the table of the Capital Division (58 points).And their future rivals confidently settled down in the playoffs zone (among the first five teams of the division), on line 2 with 67 points, second only to Washington (71 points).

Only one point separates Philadelphia from fifth place.At the moment, there are Carolina Hirikens with 59 points, and Columbus Blue Jackets (60 points) is in 4th place.And the third place is currently occupied by the New York Islanders with 61 points.

As we can see, the struggle for the playoff zone in the Capital Division is very tight.

Pittsburgh Penguins

As we have already noted, the team takes a strong 2nd line and is not going to give up its positions. January 20, “penguins” won a strong-willed victory over the “Boston Bruins” with a score of 4: 3. Moreover, after the first period, Boston was in the lead with a score of 1: 3.The team took revenge for the match on January 17, then they lost to the Boston team with a score of 4: 1.

On January 18, in a foreign arena, Pittsburgh defeated the Detroit Red Wings with a score of 1: 2 (OT) in extra time.

Forecast

In this game, it is not easy to predict the outcome of the match.On the one hand, the Philadelphia Flyers are eager for battle and the playoff zone. Each point in this division is like gold.In addition, they have been resting since January 19, and home ice should help or become an incentive in order to please the fans.

Pittsburgh Penguins, on the other hand, are far from whipping boys. Yes, they feel confident in the standings. But, nevertheless, they are simply not going to give away glasses to anyone. We believe that we should expect an interesting game with many goals scored.For example, you can choose Total Over 5.5 for a good odds 1.6.

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