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A banner night: Game 1, Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins

It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh for the first time in the 2016-17 season as the Pens raise a championship banner to the ceiling and then host the rival Washington Capitals

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As the great philosopher of our time*, Ric Flair once said- "If you're not carrying the big gold, you're second best no matter what you tell yourself."

Tonight the Penguins celebrate their big gold championship win with raising a banner.

Oh yeah and the Washington Capitals will surely be madder than a stirred up bunch of hornets to ruin the night and take some solace in "maybe it will be different this year".

Yeah, right guys. Sure.

It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh to kick off the Penguins 2016-17 season.

*Hey, if Bob Dylan can win a Nobel Prize...