The Pittsburgh Penguins open their season tonight in Philadelphia against the Flyers. Face-off is 5:30pm. Pre-game on WISR 680am begins at 5pm.
Tristan Jarry takes over the role as the Pens starting goaltender after Matt Murray was traded to Ottawa last summer.
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin both begin the year tied with Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux for the most 20-goal seasons in franchise history with 12 each.
The new NHL season has been reduced to 56 games and begins just 3-1/2 months after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup. The previous season was suspended for months because of the pandemic and ended with games being played in a “bubble” in Canada.
The NHL has realigned teams into regions and even created an all-Canadian division to avoid border crossing problems.