Two Pennsylvania clubs – the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins – could have met in a bubble in the playoffs last season. Still, the Penguins said goodbye to Stanley Cup hopes earlier than they wished. The Pilots are eager to start the new season by defeating their primary rival. Our experts have prepared a quality prediction for this game.
The club has a relatively young team, the peak of which will occur later. There is now some transitional time when former leaders like Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek are losing their positions, and young athletes without big names are entering the main stage. But so far, it is too early for these youngsters to get on the main stage, as the last playoffs showed.
For the Penguins, the situation is exactly the opposite: there are full of age leaders who have become champions several times in Pittsburgh’s golden years. And now, every year, the club is slowly losing ground more and more. Some even called for the exchange of Evgeni Malkin or even Sidney Crosby, but, of course, the team will hold on to their legends as long as they can.
Philadelphia Flyers – Pittsburgh Penguins prediction
In the last regular season of the NHL, the clubs showed a similar decent result: they crushed each other at home, Pittsburgh did it on a little larger scale, and in the third match, the Penguins won in the OT. Bookmakers have nothing to rely on when trying to understand the current state of clubs. In this regard, almost the same odds for the victory of one or another team are understandable. Considering the Penguins having a more experienced and skillful roster, we offer to bet on their victory, including overtime and shootouts.