[7:10 PM] Penguins @ Flyers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Pittsburgh Penguins (5-2-1)

@ Philadelphia Flyers (3-4-1)


Starting Goalies:

Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT): Confirmed

Steve Mason (PHI): Unconfirmed


Current odds:

Pittsburgh Penguins: (-120)

Philadelphia Flyers: (+109)


The Philadelphia Flyers have been plagued by both slow starts to the season in recent years and equally sputtering beginnings to games in this campaign. Outscored 8-1 in the first period this season, the host Flyers look to avoid a sixth loss in nine outings by getting an early jump on the Keystone State-rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Crosby hasn’t missed a beat since returning from his third concussion in six years, collecting two goals and an assist in back-to-back victories – including one of each in Thursday’s 4-2 win over the New York Islanders – and has at least one point in 22 of his last 23 regular-season games.

Pittsburgh has won three of its last four without the services of offensive-minded defenseman Kris Letang (upper body), who could return to the lineup on Saturday.

Wayne Simmonds scored his fourth power-play goal in six contests on Thursday for Philadelphia, which has nine tallies with the man advantage in that stretch and five in its last two games.

The Flyers have won four of their last five versus the Penguins at Wells Fargo Center.


StreakSmarts Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick