Despite a list of injuries that would have sunk most other teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins have stayed within hailing distance of the Philadelphia Flyers in the Atlantic Division race. But if they want to catch their in-state rivals, a win Thursday night is a must.
The Penguins go cross-state to the Wells Fargo Center for a meeting with the Flyers, who lead them by five points in the Atlantic race. The Penguins have been off since Monday's 5-4 shootout win in Detroit; the Flyers lost 5-4 to Washington in a shootout at home on Tuesday.
The NHL Network will air the game, one of nine on Thursday's schedule and one of four that gets under way at 7 p.m. ET.