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NHL 13 Prediction: Penguins vs. Flyers

Thursday, 03.07.2013 / 10:56 AM

By Matt Sitkoff - NHL.com Contributor / NHL Live blog

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NHL 13 Prediction: Penguins vs. Flyers

Last time these two Eastern Conference rivals faced off neither team could buy a save and the contest was an absolute barn-burner with 11 goals scored. Expect both teams to clamp down and play a tight-checking, playoff-style game. Pittsburgh leads the Atlantic Division and is just two points off the Eastern Conference lead, yet the Flyers are beginning to hit their stride as they look to claim two points and get back into the top eight.

Find the Official NHL®13 Game Prediction below. Watch the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7:00pm ET on NHL Network-US 

Flyers' Keys to the Game

Top Line Production – With Scott Hartnell back in the lineup and Claude Giroux finding his scoring touch, the big line for the Flyers' needs to keep producing and put their team in a position to win games. 

Bryzy being Bryzy – The much scrutinized Ilya Bryzgalov has been playing well lately and needs to keep it up. Last time he faced the Penguins he simply let in too many goals. He'll need to keep the five hole sealed up tight and get a little help from the defense. 

Penguins' Keys to the Game

Capitalize on the PP – Capitalize on the PP – With arguably the deadliest powerplay lineup in the league, the Penguins need to capitalize on their inevitable powerplay chances. These teams play a scrappy game, so there should be opportunities, but it's a matter of capitalizing.

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