The Boston Bruins travel to Philadelphia to face off against the Flyers on Easter Sunday. Here’s how to watch.
The red-hot Boston Bruins have made their way to Philadelphia after a big win against the Florida Panthers on Saturday afternoon. They’ll see the Philadelphia Flyers on Easter Sunday.
The Flyers are coming off a win against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, followed by a nice three-day rest. They are somewhat comfortable sitting in the first wild card spot, and given that they would currently match up against the Washington Capitals, they may want to stay there.
Here’s how to watch:
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, April 1
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
TV: NBC, TVAS
Live Stream: Fubo.TV
The Flyers will be closely watching their potential playoff positioning as the season winds down. They are currently holding the first wild card position, which would likely pair them against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs, a team they’ve beaten in three out of four games this season.
If the Flyers do manage to eclipse the Blue Jackets and jump to third in the Metropolitan Division, they would likely see the Pittsburgh Penguins, who they have dominated this season. April Fools! They have lost all four of their games to Pittsburgh.
The Flyers are thin at the goaltender position after Michal Neuvirth went down on Wednesday with a lower-body injury. He is considered day-to-day and not likely to suit up today against the Bruins. The Flyers will look to Petr Mrazek to fill in in net on Sunday. The Flyers also lost second-line forward Valtteri Filppula on Wednesday. He too is considered day-to-day.
The Bruins are showing no signs of slowing down and have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL since December of 2017. They are now in a great position to steal the first overall seed in the Eastern Conference from Tampa Bay, who have held the position since October.
Boston will be without top defenseman Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy, who are still considered day-to-day. The Bruins have recently returned Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk from their respective injuries. Both players have come back firing on all cylinders and making an immediate difference in the line up.
The Bruins have won both match-ups against the Flyers this season. They look to continue their winning ways to stay in the first overall position in the Eastern Conference.