The Penguins make their first trip across state to the cesspool known as Philadelphia. We haven't visited Philly since April so let's see what has happened since the last trip there:
Classic Flyers. During the offseason, Claude Giroux didn't grab any butts, but the Flyers did acquire Dale Weise, so I guess you could say that the Flyers were the one grabbing asses this time around. We're assuming it'll be roughly 6.9 seconds until we're ready to shoot Weise to the moon. This will be the first of 4 meetings with the Flyers this season and the only one until the Stadium Series on February 25th. If you missed our fun side, well it would take a game like the Flyers to get us this excited early on in the year. The Flyers are 3-4-1 to start this season and their fans are probably exstatic because "JDGKSJFJDS GHOST BEAR, KJFDSJKFJLDSK KONECNY, KJFASFJKD." For those of you across the state in Philadelphia reading this (we know you probably are because of a tweet we had a few weeks ago) the Penguins won the Stanley Cup last year. We know you probably didn't see or hear that because technology doesn't really exist in Philly. Since the last time you guys won a Cup, the video is in black and white, here's a direct link to watch the Penguins win it in June.
The Flyers goaltending situation is a nightmare once again, like always but Steve Mason will likely get the start tonight. Marc-Andre Fleury is going to be starting his 9th consecutive game and might be rocking a new sexy mask tonight (and every road game after tonight).
In all seriousness, the Penguins will probably get blown out because we're making fun of the Flyers.
If that happens, at least we still wake up in Pittsburgh.
Evgeni Malkin has pretty much taken a bad penalty every game, no way that continues against a team that always gets under his skin.
Sean Couteroieafofa will be on Malkin all night.
Both teams are clicking at above 25% on the Power Play.
We give it under 5 minutes until someone jams us up.