The 2012-2013 Pittsburgh Penguins will be immediately thrown into the fire in their season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, January 19 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The game will be shown on NBC with the puck being dropped at 3 p.m.
No one can forget about the playoff series that the Penguins and Flyers had with one another just last season. The cage fight of a series intense, physical, and high-scoring The result of the brutal series was a Flyers 4-2 triumph, where they advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals and were eliminated by the New Jersey Devils.
January 19 will also be a baptism by fire for some of the new Penguins that were not involved in the playoff series last season. Brandon Sutter, Tanner Glass, and, if called upon, Tomas Vokoun will be expected to help fill the voids that ended the Penguins season at the hands of the Flyers.
There are also rumors of the two teams facing off again the next day, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.