The Pittsburgh Penguins will be facing a multitude of challenges while entering the 2013-14 season after shuffling up their roster and changing divisions as part of the NHL realignment.
With Pittsburgh joining the Metropolitan Division next season, the team will see the familiar faces in the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and New York Rangers — and will see new additions in the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets.
The 2013-14 schedule will also feature games against Western Conference opponents for the first time since the 2011-12 season (due to the lockout).
With the 82-game season making its comeback this season, the Pens will have a few marathons like they did in the past. Multiple times throughout the course of the season, Pittsburgh has four and five game stands — both at the Consol Energy Center and away.
With the schedule being released recently and the NHL season slowly approaching, let’s look at some of the Penguins games that you should keep your eye out for this year.