The Philadelphia Flyers begin their first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST.
The real Stanley Cup Playoffs have arrived. In round 1, the Philadelphia Flyers will face the Montreal Canadiens. Game 1 of their series will take on place on Wednesday, August 12, starting at 8:00 p.m. EST.
That, of course, assumes there are no delays. This game will be the third game of the day in Toronto, so if the Hurricanes and Bruins go to overtime or the Capitals and Islanders go to overtime (or both), the start time could be pushed back.
The Flyers come into the series as the number one seed in the Eastern Conference after sweeping the round-robin tournament. They entered the Toronto bubble as the number four seed, but now their road to the Stanley Cup Final just got a whole lot easier.
On the other side of the ice, the Canadiens pulled off a huge upset by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins in four games during the play-in round. They’ll look to upset the other team from Pennsylvania.
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According to Odds Shark, here are the betting lines for today’s game.
- MON: +130
- PHI: -150
- Over-under: 5.5 goals
Here are their updated Stanley Cup odds.
- PIT: +600
- MTL: +3000
For the Flyers, Oscar Lindblom will not be playing, though he is with the team in Toronto. He’s coming off treatment for cancer and could join the Flyers lineup as early as September.
Meanwhile, for the Canadiens, Jake Evans is still out after suffering an injury in Game 4 against the Penguins.
Live Stream Information
Date: Wednesday, August 12
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TV Channel: NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, NBCSP
Live Stream: Fubo.tv (subscription required but you get a free trial), r/NHL Streams, NBCSN
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