Philadelphia Flyers Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers aim to push the upstart Montreal Canadiens to the brink of elimination on Tuesday when they play Game 4 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series in Toronto.
Carter Hart rebounded from being pulled in Friday’s 5-0 setback by turning aside all 23 shots he faced two nights later in a 1-0 victory in Game 3, giving Philadelphia a 2-1 lead in the series. Hart, at 22 years, 3 days old, lowered his goals-against average to a slim 1.51 and boosted his save percentage to .949 after becoming the youngest goaltender in franchise history to record a postseason shutout.
Jakub Voracek’s third career playoff game-winning goal in the first period stood up for the Flyers, who failed on all six opportunities with the power play to drop to 1-for-25 in the postseason.
Montreal Canadiens odds
The Montreal Canadiens look to rebound from their first shutout loss of the postseason on Tuesday when they face the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 4 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series in Toronto.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi followed up his two-goal performance in Friday’s 5-0 romp by hitting the iron on multiple occasions two nights later in a 1-0 setback. Montreal, which trails 2-1 in the series, continues to be spurred on by the sterling performances of Carey Price. The former Hart and Vezina Trophy recipient has turned aside 100 of 103 shots over his last four games, including 19 of 20 on Sunday.
Brendan Gallagher has failed to score a goal in the postseason despite registering an NHL-high 31 shots on goal entering play on Monday.