2. Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers – October 17th, 2013
Possibly one of the greatest rivalries in the National Hockey League is the Penguins versus the Flyers.
Tension between the Pennsylvania teams will be renewed this season just two days after Pittsburgh meets up with Edmonton in mid-October.
The Penguins currently have a two-game winning streak against the Flyers — due to their fantastic showing against Philadelphia during the 2012-13 regular season.
The Flyers, who barely made it over a .500 winning percentage last season, are looking to rebound in 2013-14 after they made some big moves this offseason. Vincent Lecavalier (former Lightning captain) and Mark Streit (former Islanders captain) were brought in to have some impact on the organization’s success next season.
While Pittsburgh is dealing with Marc-Andre Fleury and his poor play as of late, Philadelphia is having goaltender issues of their own.
The current goaltenders on roster for the Flyers are recent Stanley Cup winner Ray Emery and former Blue Jacket’ Steve Mason — both of whom haven’t proven themselves as solid starting netminders.
No matter what happens, this cross-state battle will promise to provide the fireworks.