Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds, Picks, and Predictions (3/5/22)

On Thursday evening, Alex DeBrincat scored a power-play goal at 2:23 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers.  Patrick Kane scored his 17th goal of the season and had an assist, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves for Chicago.  The Blackhawks are 20-27-8 with 48 points, seventh in the Central Division.  The Flyers lost at home to Wild on Thursday night 5-4.  Scott Laughton had a goal and assist while Carter Hart made 33 saves in the loss.  Per NHL.com, Philadelphia has lost 21 of their last 24 games and five of six on a club-record eight-game homestand.  The Flyers are 16-28-10 with 42 points, eighth in the Metropolitan Division.

Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Odds

The Blackhawks are 5-16 in their last 21 Saturday games.  Chicago is 1-4 in their last five games playing on one days’ rest.  Under is 3-1-1 in the Blackhawks last five road games.  Chicago is 0-5 in the last five meetings with Philadelphia.  The home team is 22-6 in the last 28 meetings between the Blackhawks and Flyers.  Philadelphia is 2-8 in their last 10 games vs. Western Conference opponents.  Over is 8-3 in the Flyers last 11 Saturday games.  Philadelphia is 7-19 in their last 26 games after allowing five goals or more in their previous outing; they allowed five goals to Minnesota in their last contest.

Chicago Blackhawks Odds

Alex DeBrincat leads the Blackhawks in goals this season with 30, seventh overall in the NHL.  He has 12 power play goals, which is tied for third in the league, overall, he has 46 points.  In 341 career games, DeBrincat has scored 149 goals.  Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks in scoring this season with 55 points (17 goals and 38 assists).  The winger has 22 points on the power play in 2021-22 (six goals and 16 assists).  The three-time Stanley Cup winner has scored over 100 points twice in a season; his career high was 110 in 2018-19.  Brandon Hagel has 30 points in 49 games this campaign (17 goals and 13 assists).  The third year forward has five points on the power play and has scored three game winning goals this season.  Hagel is a young player that has impressed many this season and hopefully he can be one of the new building blocks of the franchise.  Jonathan Toews, the Blackhawks captain returned to action against Edmonton on Thursday after being out since January 26th due to concussion protocol.  In the game he had one shot and had 16:21 of ice time.  On the season he has 19 points (four goals and 15 assists).  Kirby Dach has played in 52 games this season and has 21 points (eight goals and 13 assists).  More was expected from the third-year center, but his numbers just aren’t there yet.  Dylan Strome has 22 points in 42 games in 2021-22 (nine goals and 13 assists).  Strome is averaging 15:26 of ice time per game and has won 53.3 of his face-offs this campaign.

Seth Jones is the Blackhawks third leading scorer this season with 35 points (three goals and 32 assists), adding 15 assists on the power play.  In his first season in Chicago, he’s fourth in the league averaging 26:05 of ice time per game.  Jones has 107 blocked shots and 25 takeaways this year.  Connor Murphy leads the team in blocks with 141 and hits with 118.  The defenseman in his ninth season has chipped in nine points.  Jake McCabe who’s in his first season with the Blackhawks has delivered 105 hits and blocked 109 shots in 2021-22.  Calvin DeHaan is averaging 19:17 of ice time per game and is second on the team in blocks with 128.

2020-21 Vezina Trophy winner, Marc Andre-Fleury has started 40 games in his first season with the Blackhawks.  “The Flower” is 17-19-4 with a .911 save percentage and a 2.83 GAA.  The three-time Stanley Cup winner is tied for third in the NHL with four shutouts.  With the trade deadline quickly approaching will Fleury be traded to a contender.

Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Claude Giroux, the Flyers captain leads the team in scoring with 40 points this year (17 goals and 23 assists).  The 2021-22 All-Star Game MVP has 12 points on the power play this season (three goals and nine assists).  In 51 games, Giroux is logging 19:20 of ice time per game.  Playing in his 15th season, he has been excellent in the face-off circle winning 62% of his draws.  Will Philadelphia’s leader be on the move at the deadline as the club looks to rebuild?  Cam Atkinson leads Philadelphia in goals this season with 18 and ranks second on the team in points with 39.  Appearing in 54 games, he is a +5 and has five points on the power play (two goals and three assists).  Atkinson leads the team in game winning goals with five this year.  Travis Konecny is third on the team in scoring with 32 points (nine goals and 23 assists).  He has seven points on the power play.  Scott Laughton has 26 points in 51 games (11 goals and 15 assists).  He’s third on the team in hits with 111 and averaging 16:35 of ice time per game.  James van Riemsdyk has scored 12 goals on the year and is second on the team in game winning goals with four.

Ivan Provorov has 19 points (five goals and 14 assists), while averaging 25:06 of ice time per game this campaign.  Provorov leads the club with 106 blocked shots and has registered 38 hits.  Travis Sanheim has 19 points in 52 games this season (four games and 15 assists).  He’s a +1 and has blocked 76 shots in 2021-22. In his third season in Philadelphia, Justin Braun has appeared in 54 games registering 14 points.  Braun is second on the team in blocked shots with 99 and logging 20:01 of ice time per game.  Rasmus Ristolainen in his first season with Philadelphia is leading the team in hits with 170 and has chipped in 13 points in 47 games in 2021-22. 

Carter Hart has had an inconsistent four seasons in Philadelphia.  In 2021-22, Hart has started 34 games and is 10-18-6 with a .910 save percentage and a 2.84 GAA.  Veteran Martin Jones is the backup to Hart after playing the past six seasons in San Jose.  He’s 6-10-3 with a .898 save percentage and a 3.51 GAA on the year.

Chicago Blackhawks Vs. Philadelphia Flyers Picks & Prediction

Chicago is scoring 2.5 per game, 30th in the league and taking 28.8 shots per game, 29th overall.  In 2021-22, Chicago has four players in their lineup that have scored at least 30 points.  Defensively the Blackhawks are allowing 3.4 goals per game, ranked 24th overall and 32.1 shots per game, 22nd in the league.  Philadelphia is scoring 2.5 goals per game, ranking them 29th in the NHL and attempting 30.6 shots per game, 18th overall.  As a team, Philadelphia has scored 135 goals in 2021-22.  On the defensive side, the Flyers are allowing 3.4 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL and yielding 33.7 shots a game, 27th overall.  In a battle of two of the bottom clubs in the NHL, I’m going with the road team Blackhawks to win this game with over 5.5 combined goals scored in this contest.
Scott is graduate of Hofstra University and has worked in the sports media for over 20 years as a Producer and Writer. His dream is to see the New York Jets one day hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two children.

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