Penguins/Flyers: A Rematch Between Two Bitter Rivals

Published December 4, 2023 at 5:11 PM

Another Matchup Against the Flyers

As the Penguins (11-10-2) come off a day off on Sunday, they roll into Philly to face the Flyers (12-10-2). The last time these teams met was on Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins lost a tough one in a shootout 4-3.

Key Factors to Consider Coming into This Game

Nedeljkovic gets the start for Pittsburgh and it looks like Philly will be rolling with Carter Hart. The first key factor will be the goaltending for the Penguins. Alex Nedeljkovic has looked sharp in recent outings and will need to be on his game again tonight.

The lines tonight will likely look similar to last game, but we will know closer to game time.

While recent play hasn't been overwhelmingly impressive, the Penguins have played well over the past little while. The biggest concern and the key tonight is to avoid getting off to a slow start. They need to put together a full 60. This is ultimately what killed them on Saturday and they need to come out flying today.

Not to sound redundant, but the Penguins power play needs to turn around. We need to see results.

Sully made some changes to put Letang and Karlsson both on the PP1. Hopefully we see some production out of this change with Letang taking over the middle again.

The last point I wanted to mention was regarding the injuries, with Nieto joining the IR. The Penguins forward core is a bit banged up at the moment, hopefully the recent call ups Nylander and Koopanen can rise to the occasion and contribute.

Also, with a point tonight Sid would become the player with the most points against the Flyers all time, definitely something to keep an eye on.

Puck drop is at 7 EST. Let's Go Pens
December 4   |   54 answers
Penguins/Flyers: A Rematch Between Two Bitter Rivals

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PIT2546.3 %
PHI2953.7 %
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