Philadelphia Flyers (7-9-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (11-5-0)
NBCSN, TSN2, RDS, 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
All day you've probably heard joke after joke about how "the Flyers aren't even in the playoff picture right now!" You may have even heard someone talk about how "Jagr was the key to the Flyers' success last year." Perhaps some incredibly witty fan has mentioned the year "1975."
None of that matters. The Philadelphia Flyers almost always find a way to give the Pittsburgh Penguins troubles. If you're looking at league standings right now, laughing to yourself and expecting a huge Penguins blow out tonight, you may be in for a big surprise tonight.
Or maybe not. It's a sport. We don't know what's going to happen.
Twitter contest for a Malkin bobblehead from the Pens' giveaway night. The box has not been opened. Special thanks to @dupweeeee and Dave for donating the bobblehead.
Only non-PA mailing addresses are eligible to win.
1. One entry per person.
2. Cutoff for entries is the opening faceoff.
3. It's not Price is Right. Closest above or below wins.
4. In the event of a tie, there will be a one-game playoff on Saturday.
5. Guess the time and period of the first goal of the game. We'll use the official NHL.com box score.
Copy and paste this into a tweet, substituting the time for your own:
@Pensblog 14:15, 1st #IOUAdd a comment
The Pens are already one-third of the way through their schedule. So far, the entire NHL has been pretty amazing. It's a combination of everyone missing hockey during the lockout and the allure of this truncated season where every game holds some weight.
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Another star award for Paul Martin. His meteoric rise is even more astonishing when considering that his -2 is the worst among Pens defensemen. Shows you how much that stat actually matters.
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