Philadelphia Flyers right wing Tyler Pitlick (18) battles New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) in front of Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.
Philadelphia Flyers right wing Tyler Pitlick (18) battles New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) in front of Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. |Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP
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BoopProps points to two streaks to give Flyers fans hope in Game 4 vs the Islanders and picks bets on the 1st period, 1st goal and the game

The NHL Playoffs puck drops Sunday night at 8 pm EDT. The Islanders lead the series over the Flyers 2-1.

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

It is hard to believe after watching them fumble away Game 3 Saturday night against the Islanders, that the Flyers enter Sunday night’s Game 4 with two – count ’em, two! – winning streaks on their side.

>>>WIN STREAK NO. 1

After rebounding with a Game 2 win following a series-opening defeat, they are now running an 11-game winning streak in games this season following a loss. Not only that, but they have jumped up early and often in those wins.

Here are those wins (chronologically, starting with Jan. 8) and the time of the first goals (all Flyers, except where noted):

> 3-2 / 03:24

> 6-5 / 04:15 (opponent)

> 4-1 / 03:48

> 6-3 / 13:45

> 7-2 / 15:22

> 6-2 / 04:24

> 5-1 / 03:28

> 4-1 / 25:33

> 1-0 / 05:21

> 3-2 / 00:28

> 4-3 / 01:57

Notice the first goal in eight of those games being scored in the six six minutes.

Know this also: in the last 11 of those wins, the Flyers are out-scoring their opponents 15-2 in the first period. Keep in mind, New York has scored a first-period goal against the Flyers since the 6:06 mark of Game 1.

>>> WIN STREAK NO. 2

The Orange-and-Black have won seven consecutive games in the second half of back-to-back playoff games when they lose the first:

> 1986: 7-1

> 1986: 2-1

> 1987: 8-3

> 1989: 3-2

> 1989: 5-2

> 2003: 6-1

> 2008: 3-2 (ot)

As you can see, most of that streak occurred before the Turn of the Century, but at this point, we’ll take any good news we can get.

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ANY GOAL IN FIRST 09:59

$10/$9.30 . . . Yes (-108 DK)

FLYERS FIRST PERIOD

$10/$21.50 . . . Win Period/3-Way (+215 FB)

$10/$9.00 . . . Over 0.5 Goal (-112 DK)

$5/$25.50 . . . Over 1.5 Goals (+510 DK)

FLYERS GAME

$10/$10.50 . . . Win (+105 FB/PB/WH)

$5/$16.65 . . . -1.5 (+333 FB)

$5/$24.00 . . . -2.5 (+480 DK)

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