Some are obvious, no-brainers: Be here for opening night (Oct. 12). Be a part of Flyers history when the team enshrines Rod Brind’Amour (Nov. 23) and Jimmy Watson (Feb. 29) into the Flyers Hall of Fame… and never miss out on a Flyers home game against the Penguins (Mar. 19 & Apr. 9).
But with the amount of talent on display by both teams, some match-ups have intriguing storylines you should pay particular attention to when coming down to the Wells Fargo Center. There are three games alone in October.
Having already looked at the must-see games to catch while the Flyers are on the road (read that here), today we look at five games to catch on home ice - a place where the Flyers have posted eight straight winning seasons, including 20 of their last 21…
1. October 14 vs. Chicago Blackhawks
NBC-SN & 97.5 The Fanatic, 8 p.m. ET
The Flyers take on the defending Stanley Cup Champions in a nationally broadcast game.
Although the two teams don’t see each other often during the season, the rivalry between the two clubs sparked from their 2010 Stanley Cup Final has produced some thrilling games in Philadelphia, including this last second rush up the ice from Claude Giroux to win it in overtime on Mar. 18, 2014
The Flyers split the season series last year, and walked away with another win on home ice to extend their regular season home winning streak over Chicago to 11 consecutive games dating back to Nov. 9, 1996.
The game will also begin with added emotion as the Flyers will honor former defenseman, Kimmo Timonen, who won a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in his final NHL game, with a pre-game ceremony on his retirement.