Game 5: Penguins vs. Flyers

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Penguinsvs. Flyers
3-1-0; 6 points, Metropolitan Division 1-3-2; 4 points, Metropolitan Division
8:00PM - CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA - Network: NBC Sports Network, TVA2 
Stream Links - Wiziwig, Frontrow 

The season is young. Sure, the Penguins have played four games over the course of the past 20 days, but things just don’t feel real until you get that rivalry game under your belt. We’re not slighting the upstart Islanders. There’s an undeniable rivalry starting back up there. But tonight might be the first time it feels real for you. And that’s because the Philadelphia Flyers are coming to town.

Just the way retailers live for Black Friday, or flower shops live for Valentine’s Day, this is what Penguins fans live for – games against the Philadelphia Flyers. There are too many moments, both good and bad, to even begin to try to capture the feelings and emotions that come out every time these two teams meet, even if it’s in the infancy of a new season.

The fun starts at 8:00 – it’s a nationally televised game for NBC Sports Network’s Rivalry Night.

Hello, old friends.

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Side Sauce: Week 2 Around the NHL

Among other things across the league, the Pens had their annual Halloween party this past weekend.  Spaling, Bennett, Brotuzzo, and Martin won best costume, going as KISS (as seen above, courtesy of the Pens website).  Other things inside this edition include Nathan Horton’s terrifying news, a shocking story out of LA, und mehr.

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Harrington, Ebbett Sent Down

To no one’s surprise at all, Scott Harrington and Andrew Ebbett were re-assigned to WBS today after featuring in 0 games with the big club so far.

With Scuderi actually being competent, Brotuzzo returning to practice, Bennett returning to practice in about a week and a half (hopefully), and a healthy compliment of forwards including a strong looking 4th line, these two were just excess to the requirements.  Don’t expect Harrington’s stint in Wilkes-Barre to be extended though.  The kid will surely be in the bigs sooner rather than later.

It’s Not a Bad Little War. Pens Sink Islanders, 3-1.

 

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By almost all account, the Islanders are either going to be among the class of the East or a dumpster fire.  We figure it’ll be the former.  The two likely titans of the Metro squared off and put on a nice show.  It’s quite clear these two teams don’t like each other and things got chippier in the 3rd than Isaly’s chipped, chopped ham.  The Penguins powerplay again pulled them through and behind some big time performances out of the Pens horses, they toppled the strong and also really good Islanders squad.  It certainly wasn’t easy and the Isles made them earn it, but that’s what you’d expect out of a good team.  Seriously, watch for them to do some big things this season.

Cover photo via AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar.  Full recap:

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Game 4: Penguins vs. Islanders

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Penguinsvs. Islanders
2-1-0; 4 points, Metropolitan Division4-0-0; 8 points, Metropolitan Division
7:00PM - CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA - Networks: ROOT Sports, MSG Plus
Stream Links - Wiziwig, Frontrow

The Penguins look to get the sour taste of a last-minute loss to the Stars out of their mouth with a Saturday night matchup against the Metropolitan Division rival Islanders. Two Hart Trophy finalists from 2013 square off as Sidney Crosby and John Tavares share the ice for the first time since Tavares was injured in the Sochi Olympics. With both of these teams averaging over 4 goals per game and allowing 3 per, this one could be an explosion of scoring.

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