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Bruins players celebrate a goal in their 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 16. Photo: AP.

The Boston Bruins will aim for a regular-season record Sunday evening when they face the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.

With a victory, the Bruins (62-12-5) would collect their 63rd win, the most in NHL history. The B’s have won five in a row.

While Boston is soaring, the Flyers (29-37-15) are collapsing. They have lost six straight, including four in a row during a road trip that ended with Saturday’s 4-0 snoozer against the New York Islanders.

The Bruins have beaten the Flyers in both their meetings this season, scoring 4-0 and 6-1 wins. Both of those games were in Boston.

Both teams have new coaches this season. Jim Montgomery is having a historic season coaching the Bruins, and John Tortorella is directing the Philadelphia Flyers.

Flyers’ expected lineup

Hayes-Cates-Tippett

Farabee-Frost-Konecny

JVR-Laughton-Allison

Deslauriers-Laczynski-Lemieux

Defense

Provorov-York

Sanheim-Ristolainen

Seeler-DeAngelo

Goalie

Hart (21-23-10, 2.94 GAA, .907 SP)

Bruins’ expected lineup

Marchand-Bergeron-DeBrusk

Bertuzzi-Zacha-Pastrnak

Hall-Coyle-Frederic

Greer-Nosek-Hathaway

Defense

Grzelcyk-McAvoy

Lindholm-Carlo

Zboril-Orlov

Goalie

Swayman (22-6-4, 2.20, .921)

Breakaways

The Flyers are 13-12-1 all-time in Easter games, including 8-2 in their last 10. … Owen Tippett has five goals over the last 12 games. … On Saturday, Philly dropped a 4-0 decision to the Islanders, while Boston edged New Jersey, 2-1. The Flyers are 2-11-1 in the second end of back-to-back games. … Boston center David Krejci is day to day with a lower-body injury. … Carter Hart’s career numbers vs. Boston: 4-7-2, 3.90 GAA, .877 save percentage. Felix Sandstrom has never faced the B’s. … Jeremy Swayman in his career vs. the Flyers: 2-2, 2.62, .915.

James van Riemsdyk has 299 career goals. … David Pastrnak (57 goals) has eight goals over his last seven games. … .Brad Marchand has 47 points (18-29) in 47 career games vs. Philly. … The Bruins lead the NHL in GAA (2.09) and in killing penalties (87.2% success rate), and they are No. 2 in faceoffs (54.2%) and goals per game (3.62). … The Flyers have a losing record in the all-time series, 76-105-33.

How to watch, listen

TV: TNT at 6 p.m. Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic.

How to bet

FanDuel moneyline: Bruins minus-260, Flyers plus-210.

Pick: Bruins: 3-1.

Carter Hart Pulled in Flyers’ 4-0 Loss to Islanders

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