It's time for another Wednesday Night Rivalry match on NBCSN (8:00 PM ET), with the Philadelphia Flyers visiting the Pittsburgh Penguins in the current Battle of Pennsylvania. You can check the latest NHL Odds Bodog are providing here. The Flyers won both their previous meetings this year, however at 30-29-7-10, they're officially eliminated from playoff contention. Philadelphia is also 4.89 units in the red versus the puck line despite a 41-35 ATS record.
The Penguins, on the other hand, are in second location in the Metropolitan Division as we go to push at 42-23-5-6, and they've handled to make a little revenue this season at 34-42 ATS and plus-1.44 units. Unlike previous years, Pittsburgh's defense is getting them to the pay window; the Penguins are tied for sixth overall at 2.42 goals allowed per game, with Marc-Andre Fleury (.921 save percentage, 11.5 Goalie Point Shares) bring a lot of the work.
Recognizing that their playoff opportunities were slim, the Flyers dropped ballast at the March 2 trade deadline, and they've won only three of 13 games since. The flu bug is likewise working its method through the dressing room; it's unpredictable if defensemen Mark Streit and Carlo Colaiacovo will certainly play Wednesday after missing out on Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks (+102 away).