Each Wednesday throughout the regular season Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes will also be assisting fans with three must-watch elements of the game.
The battle of Pennsylvania is a great rivalry.
Every time the Pittsburgh Penguins play the Philadelphia Flyers, it seems Philadelphia has their number for some reason. Quite often, the Flyers' physical play gets the Penguins off their game, so it's key for the Penguins to stay disciplined and play within their game when the two teams play Wednesday at Consol Energy Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA, SN1).
Do they get suckered into it? Do the Penguins stay disciplined and play within their game, or do they get sucked into playing the Flyers' style of game, and become a bit unraveled and take some penalties?
These are teams in different places right now. The Penguins are competing in the Eastern Conference despite some key injuries, and the Flyers have been eliminated from playoff contention. But these games are always intense, no matter what.
Here is my breakdown: