Philadelphia Flyers Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers aim to put a disastrous performance behind them when they play Game 3 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday in Toronto.
The Flyers won all three round-robin contests and posted a 2-1 victory in the series opener versus the Canadiens before dropping a 5-0 decision on Friday. Carter Hart yielded four goals on 26 shots before being pulled in the second period in favor of Brian Elliott.
While Hart’s exit likely was due to the score of the game, Travis Konecny’s departure was a result of injury. Konecny, who led the Flyers with 24 goals and 61 points in the regular season, sustained an apparent ankle injury after blocking a shot in the third period. Michael Raffl would draw back in the lineup if Konecny can’t play on Sunday.
Montreal Canadiens Odds
The Montreal Canadiens look to ride the momentum of a dominating performance into Sunday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round series versus the Philadelphia Flyers in Toronto.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Tomas Tatar each scored two goals on Friday in a 5-0 romp for Montreal, which leveled its best-of-seven set with Philadelphia at one victory apiece. Kotkaniemi’s four playoff goals are tied with Hall of Famer Henri Richard for the fourth-most in franchise history for a player under the age of 21, with Claude Lemieux (10), Stephane Richer (seven) and Shayne Corson (six) ahead of them.
Carey Price made 30 saves to record his second postseason shutout of 2020 and seventh career, putting him third in franchise history behind Hall of Famers Jacques Plante (10) and Ken Dryden (10).