Flyers vs. Bruins: Preview, Odds, and How to Watch

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Flyers' Joel Farabee and Sam Ersson
Philadelphia Flyers’ Samuel Ersson, left, and Joel Farabee celebrate after the Flyers won an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

During this seven-game gauntlet, the Philadelphia Flyers (35-26-9) and Boston Bruins (41-15-15) already met. It was a high-scoring affair, but the Flyers lost, and they’re 0-2-0 against the Bruins this season. Following a third period featuring seven goals, Boston kept their edge, 6-5.

Before that exhausting loss to the Bruins, Philadelphia was ransacked by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-2. Shortly after, the Flyers got their revenge on the Maple Leafs, 4-3. They’ve avenged losses against some of the best teams in the NHL all season. In today’s matinee, John Tortorella aims to pin Boston once in 2023-2024.

This is an incredibly tough spot to be. To grow a two-point lead in the NHL Metropolitan Division, Philadelphia must earn their first point(s) versus Boston.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins are 3-2-0 in their last five games. On Thursday, they lost to the New York Rangers, 5-2.

Justin Brazeau scored a goal and added an assist, detailing his fingerprints on each scoring play by Boston. He is a sizable forward who recorded an assist by effectively forechecking against Barclay Goodrow. Brazeau plays physically, creates traffic, and high-danger scoring chances in dirty areas. In his true rookie NHL season, Brazeau faced the Flyers once already. Brazeau hit and blocked a shot by Erik Johnson, but Ronnie Attard provided those receipts.

Here’s the tentative lineup for the Boston Bruins, per Fluto Shinzawa:

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Philadelphia Flyers

A lot of things about the Flyers were correct against the Carolina Hurricanes. Scott Laughton continues to strike as a leader, recognizing and giving flowers to his teammates after hard performances:

“I thought that was one of Bobby’s [Brink] best games tonight. He won every battle along the wall [and] he made it really easy for me to keep pucks in, and Beezer [Farabee] did a great job; two guys that are always looking for you.”

Scott Laughton; 3/21/2024

Joel Farabee notched an assist. He chipped forward a lead pass to send Laughton on a breakaway. Farabee couldn’t hit the net in overtime but generated a few high-danger chances stopped by Frederik Andersen. In his last game against Boston, Farabee scored twice. He converted a tip-in and wraparound against Jeremy Swayman.

Here’s the tentative lineup for the Philadelphia Flyers:




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Game Information

Watch the Philadelphia Flyers host the Boston Bruins on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Listen to the radio broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic. The puck drops at 1pm.

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)