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Flyers look for a win over Florida

With a new head coach behind the bench the Flyers will be trying to pick up their first victory of the season on Tuesday night as they play host to the visiting Panthers.

Philadelphia fired head coach Peter Laviolette on Monday morning after he led the team to an 0-3-0 record over the first week of action. Former assistant coach Craig Berube will take over as the new head coach on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia battles the Panthers, currently with a 1-1-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 0-3 for the Flyers and 2-0 for the Panthers.

View Florida Panthers vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as -173 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Flyers sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at a No. 27 on the same chart.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 1 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 29 at 4.5 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 14.29% while the Panthers defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

A few Panthers at Flyers trends to consider:
Florida is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games
Florida is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Tampa Bay, Thursday, October 10th
Philadelphia at Winnipeg, Friday, October 11th