Flyers vs. Canadiens Game 4 Prediction, Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Aug 17, 2020

The Philadelphia Flyers look to take a 3-1 lead over the Montreal Canadiens in their best-of-7 Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Tuesday in Toronto.

Philadelphia
41-21-2-5
AT
August 18, 2020, 3:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Montreal
31-31-8-1
Puckline -1.5 +201
Moneyline -120
Over / Under o +5

51%

Betting Action

49%

Puckline +1.5 -243
Moneyline +100
Over / Under u +5

51%

Betting Action

49%

It’s a 3 p.m. ET puck drop, the first of four games on the day. Philly is favoured on the NHL odds.

Flyers vs. Canadiens NHL Playoff Odds

Montreal is the home team Tuesday, meaning the last line change. The Habs won both their games in the qualifying round vs. Pittsburgh as the home team but lost Game 3 of this series as the home side 1-0 on Sunday, the first time Montreal was held without a goal in the restart.

On the Sports Interaction series line, Philadelphia is -357 with Montreal at +239. The favoured exact result is Flyers in five games at +195. Montreal in six is the +749 long shot. The Flyers hold an all-time series record of 20-3 when they lead a playoff series 2-1.

Philadelphia Flyers

Carter Hart pitched the shutout in Game 3, becoming the youngest Flyers goaltender (22 years and three days on Sunday) with a postseason shutout. Pete Peeters held the previous record of 22 years and 246 days. It was Philly’s fifth 1-0 postseason victory in franchise history and first since 2003. Jakub Voracek (second of restart) had the lone goal, coming at 5:21 of the first. It was his third career playoff game-winning goal and first since 2014.

While the Flyers are obviously thrilled to be up 2-1, their power play has been an issue in the restart with just one goal in 25 chances. That unit was 0-for-6 in Game 3. Forward Oskar Lindblom practiced with the team Sunday for the first time since being diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in December but there’s still no timetable for when he might play. The Flyers are 10-2 in their past 12 after allowing two goals or fewer in their previous game.

Montreal Canadiens

Carey Price took the loss Sunday on his 33rd birthday but has now given up two goals or fewer in six of seven outings in the restart. Jesperi Kotkaniemi hit the goalpost twice in the loss. He leads the club with four goals this postseason. Montreal hit the goalposts a total of five times. The Habs outshot the Flyers 23-20 and killed off six penalties without allowing a goal.

Brendan Gallagher, who scored 22 goals during the regular season to tie for the team lead, has yet to score in the restart. The last time Montreal was blanked was 4-0 at Tampa Bay on March 5. That started a three-game losing streak to close the regular season. The Habs are 1-6 in their past seven when allowing two goals or fewer in their previous game.

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