For openers -- that is, NHL home openers -- this will be the Pittsburgh Penguins
' fourth in as many games.
After playing the home openers for Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton in a four-night span, the Penguins returned home from their Western Canada road trip to take on the Florida Panthers
on Tuesday in their own home opener.
The Penguins are looking to do better than last year's home opener, when they opened the Consol Energy Center with a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers
While there are ceremonies associated with each opening night, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury
said the only adjustment the players must make is to a little more idle time than usual in the dressing room and on the ice during the pregame introductions.
"It's a little longer to wait, so you kind of just stand there," Fleury said. "It's a little longer, but it's not a big deal. You try to move around in the room and stay loose."