Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Philadelphia Flyers GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


The Battle of Pennsylvania begins anew as the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-1-0) host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Consol Energy Center to conclude the Pens three-game homestand.

This evening is the first of four meetings this season between the cross-state Metropolitan Division rivals. The Black and Gold are coming off a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

Over on the visitors bench, the Flyers with a 1-3-2 record are in seventh place in the division. Craig Berube‘s squad was shutout 4-0 on Tuesday night by the Blackhawks in Chicago.

Something about the Orange and Black brings out the best in Sidney Crosby as he has 30 career goals against the Flyers, his most versus any team. Not to be overlooked, Evgeni Malkin has 22 goals and 36 assists for 58 points against Philadelphia in 43 games, the most he has accrued against any one opponent.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 22

Puck Drop: 8:05 p.m. ET

Site: CONSOL Energy Center

Television: NBC Sports Network

Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67162)

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7 (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67173)

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 942, XM Channel 219

Odds: Penguins -1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook. The Over/Under is at 5.5.

Last season, the Black and Gold claimed only one of five games against the Flyers. The Penguins won the opening bout 4-1 on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Bullies from Broad Street took the next four in a row, beginning with a 4-1 win in the Steel City on Wed Nov. 13; a 4-0 shutout back in Philly on Saturday, March 15; a 4-3 win in the ‘Burgh on Sunday, March 16; and wrapped the series up with a 4-3 victory in overtime on Saturday, April 12 at the Wells Fargo Center. The two teams combined for 26 goals in the five contests.

Coming into tonight, Philadelphia is 29th in the National Hockey League on the penalty kill as they are 5-for-17 in six games. Pittsburgh has the No. 1 power play unit in the NHL with eight goals.

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The Pens made some roster moves this week. They assigned center Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Scott Harrington on Monday to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League and then recalled them both on Wednesday morning. The team also assigned defenseman Derrick Pouliot on Tuesday to WBS.

The Black and Gold hit the road on Thursday, Oct. 23 to take on the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The puck is set to drop at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Pittsburgh will play seven of their next 10 games on the road…Robert Bortuzzo took part in his second consecutive practice with the team on Tuesday…Marcel Goc leads the forwards with four blocked shots in the early going this season…The Penguins will debut their Pittsburgh Gold third jersey tonight.