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Matt Murray felt nervous, but it didn't show

Penguins goalie makes 36 saves in victory against Flyers

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- It shouldn't be surprising to hear a 22-year-old rookie goalie admit to being nervous before playing in front of 67,318 fans in his first NHL outdoor game. Then again, Matt Murray isn't a normal rookie goalie.

Murray is a Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Admitting to nerves isn't typical from him. He barely did it during the Penguins' run to the championship in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season. That's why it was jarring to hear him do it Saturday.

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Matt Cullen thrives outdoors for Penguins

Scores game-winner in Stadium Series after skating on pond at home

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen, despite his inexperience with NHL outdoor games, had a secret weapon when it came to the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game Saturday at Heinz Field.

So it shouldn't have come as a huge surprise that he scored the winning goal in the Penguins' 4-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Stadium Series diary: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

Flyers forward tried to keep day as normal as possible, even though it was far from it

by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare / Special to NHL.com

Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare played in his first NHL outdoor game, the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field on Saturday. Bellemare, 31, played 12:26 and had one shot, three hits and one blocked shot. In his final entry of his Stadium Series diary, Bellemare talks about how he tried to keep his day as normal as possible but did take a moment to appreciate his surroundings.

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Super scene in Pittsburgh

Sidney Crosby, packed Heinz Field make for another special outdoor game

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

PITTSBURGH -- This was the better memory Sidney Crosby wanted.

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain glided backward off the right side of the net in the first period Saturday night, head up, stick down. The pass came through the slot, fast and flat on the outdoor ice, and Crosby looked down and settled the puck on his blade for a split-second.

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Flyers at 'critical point' of season

After loss to Penguins, know time is running out to make playoff push

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PITTSBURGH -- It didn't take long after the final horn sounded on the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series on Saturday for the Philadelphia Flyers to turn the page.

With 21 games left and time running out for them to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, forward is the only way they can afford to move.

The Flyers lost 4-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field and remained five points out of the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

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Sidney Crosby has special night at Heinz Field

Penguins captain scores League-leading 34th goal in outdoor win against Flyers

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby knew Saturday was special.

Not because he scored a goal, something he's done in three straight games and four of his past five. Not because he had two golden chances to score again, because that's been a common occurrence this season.

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Stadium Series diary: Ian Cole

Penguins defenseman enjoyed outdoor game experience, and victory, against Flyers

by Ian Cole / Special to NHL.com

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ian Cole played in his first NHL outdoor game, the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, against the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field on Saturday. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 4-2. Cole, 28, played 24:37, the most among Penguins defensemen, and had three shots, four hits and three blocked shots. In his final entry of his Stadium Series diary, Cole talks about the atmosphere Saturday, the cold weather (the temperature was 36 degrees at puck drop and there was a strong wind throughout the game) and what he will remember from a magical night.

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Penguins defeat Flyers in Stadium Series game

Sidney Crosby scores, Matt Murray makes 36 saves at Heinz Field

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored, Matt Murray made 36 saves, and the Pittsburgh Penguins sent most of the sellout crowd of 67,318 fans at Heinz Field home happy after a 4-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game Saturday.

Nick Bonino, Matt Cullen and Chad Ruhwedel scored for the Penguins (38-14-8), who are 1-1-0 in games at Heinz Field. They lost 3-1 to the Washington Capitals in the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2011.

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Stadium Series leaves lasting legacy in Pittsburgh

NHL, Penguins Foundation, PPG Paints donate $100,000 to local outdoor rink

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NEW YORK/PITTSBURGH - As a legacy to the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™, the National Hockey League (NHL®), Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, and PPG held a ceremonial check presentation at the outdoor game, donating $100,000 to the South Park Ice Skating Rink, a local outdoor rink in Allegheny County.

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Short Shifts

Real penguins march into Stadium Series

Birds named after members of Stanley Cup champions introduced at Heinz Field

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Colony of penguins hit the ice

PHI@PIT: Group of penguins enter ice at Heinz Field

A colony of penguins enter the ice at Heinz Field prior to the faceoff between the Flyers and Penguins in the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series

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PITTSBURGH -- There truly was a march of the penguins at Heinz Field on Saturday.

Before the Pittsburgh Penguins played the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, seven penguins from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium took center stage.

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