Flyers Look for 2nd Win of Weekend
Back on home ice tonight, the Philadelphia Flyers will be looking to close out the weekend with a victory. The Flyers are also looking to win back to back games for the first time since March 8th and 10th. And they'll be facing a Boston team that should be just what they need to get up to play.
The Bruins are one of the beasts of the east. They're 3rd in the Eastern Conference right now and 4th in points. Out of all the teams in the east, the Bruins would definitely be one of the biggest threats to the Flyers come playoff time.
Both the Bruins and the Flyers were in action yesterday. The Flyers defeated the Islanders 4-1 while the Bruins lost to the Rangers 1-0. Do not let that 1-0 loss fool you. The Bruins exploded Thursday night scoring 7 goals in a victory over Montreal. They are definitely capable of lighting the lamp.
Since the Winter Classic and the playoff series last spring, the Flyers and Bruins rivalry has become more and more intense. There has always been a little something there, but there is much more hostility these days like it was in the past. That hostility makes for some great hockey and some very competitive games.
The Bruins are trying to stave off the Canadiens and win the Northeast while the Flyers have the Capitals chasing them for the East and the Penguins chasing them for the East and the Atlantic. Tomorrow's game is a big game for both teams. And for the Flyers, they have not won at home since February 24th. They will be looking to change that tonight.
There are mixed predictions on who will be in net for the Flyers. But it would not be shocking to see Sergei Bobrovsky get the nod again. He is looking more and more like the playoff guy, and he's definitely playing like he wants it.
Heres what happened last time these two teams met: