The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins, a pair of teams that are open about their disdain for each other, will get together at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network as part of Wednesday Night Rivalry presented by Coors Light.
The Keystone rivals met on opening day this season, with the Penguins eking out a 3-1 victory in Philadelphia. It was their first matchup since last season's Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series that the Flyers won in six games. That series featured three games with at least 12 combined goals and two games with at least 120 combined penalty minutes.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby enters Wednesday's play second in the League in scoring with 24 points in 16 games. Flyers captain Claude Giroux, who finished third in the Art Ross race last season with 93 points, hasn't matched that pace this season. He has just five goals and eight assists in 17 games, but is coming off a two-goal effort in a 7-0 victory against the New York Islanders on Monday afternoon.
A victory would put the Penguins into first place in the Eastern Conference, while the Flyers are 10th in the East, two points back of eighth.
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|13||Hall of Famers
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|0||All-time Art Ross winners
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|163||'11-12 Head-to-head postseason PIMs *