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Game Thread 5: Flyers @ Pens

The Philadelphia Flyers come to town to take on Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time this season.

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The Philadelphia Flyers (1-3-2) will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-1-0) tonight at CONSOL Energy Centre for the first time during the 2014-15 campaign.

The Penguins will debut their new alternate jerseys tonight and they're beautiful. See below.

Penguins 3rd jersey


Penguins expected line combinations (via

Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist
Pascal Dupuis - Brandon Suter - Evgeni Malkin
Blake Comeau - Nick Spalling - Steve Downie
Zach Sill - Marcel Goc - Craig Adams

Christian Ehrhoff - Paul Martin
Oli Maatta - Kris Letang
Simon Despres - Rob Scuderi

Marc-Andre Fleury
Thomas Greiss

Flyers expected line combinations (via

Micheal Raffl - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek
Brayden Schenn - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Wayne Simmonds
R.J. Umberger - Sean Couturier - Matt Read
Zac Rinaldo - Chris VandeVelde - Blair Jones

Nicklas Grossmann - Andrew MacDonald
Nick Schultz - Mark Streit
Michael Del Zotto - Luke Schenn

Steve Mason
Ray Emery

Puck Drop

The puck will drop shortly after 8:00 p.m. and can be seen on NBCSN, TVA and SN360.

In light of today's tragic events in Ottawa, the Canadian National anthem will be performed before tonight's puck drop vs Flyers. This is a very nice touch by the Penguins.

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