Free NHL Picks Today: Ottawa Senators vs Philadelphia Flyers 3/30/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Ottawa Senators vs Philadelphia Flyers 3/30/23
Thu 30th March 2023

The Ottawa Senators (36-33-5) play host to the Philadelphia Flyers (29-32-12), who will be looking to prolong their winning run, at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday. Philadelphia is coming off a 3-2 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday, their fourth straight win.

Morgan Frost led the Flyers with two goals. Felix Sandstrom saved an impressive 27 of 29 shots (.931%) in the win. Ottawa beat the Panthers 5-2 on Monday. Five players found the net for the Senators.

Brady Tkachuk scored and provided an assist to lead the team in scoring. Mads Sogaard was impressive in the win, making 32 saves (.941%).


The teams have split their two meetings this season, the most recent of which was a 4-1 victory for the Senators in November. Tkachuk and Claude Giroux each had three points (0G 3A) to lead Ottawa. Kevin Hayes scored Philadelphia’s only goal. Cam Talbot got the win, saving 37 of 38 shots (.973%).


Philadelphia is averaging 2.68 goals per game for the season, 30th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Senators team that is allowing 3.23 goals a game (18th). Meanwhile, Ottawa has found the net 3.16 times a game on average, 18th in the league, and the Flyers are allowing opponents to score 3.25 goals per game (19th).

Look for several power play opportunities for the Flyers, as the Senators have been penalized 4.59 times a game, second-most in the NHL, for an average of 11.41 minutes (fourth-highest). The visitors are averaging 3.89 penalties (12th) and 10.40 penalty minutes a game (8th).

The Flyers’ 15.42% power play percentage is the lowest in the league, while the Senators rank sixth with a conversion rate of 24.73%. In terms of defending power plays, Ottawa has the league’s seventh-ranked PK% at 82.71%, while Philadelphia is 25th at 74.88%.


Travis Konecny and Hayes have been the top skaters for the Flyers this season with 54 and 52 points. In the net, Carter Hart (21-21-10) is Philadelphia’s top goaltender. He has a 2.90 GAA and a .909% save percentage.

Tim Stuetzle and Tkachuk lead the Senators in scoring with 82 and 77 points, respectively. Stuetzle has 36 goals and 46 assists, while Tkachuk has 34 goals and 43 assists. Talbot (15-14-1) has the best goals against average for Ottawa at 2.85. He has a save percentage of .905%.


Philadelphia has dropped five straight on the road this season. Ottawa is 21-13-3 at Canadian Tire Centre this season.

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Ottawa Senators (-160)

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