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Penguins Vs. Flyers: Pens Visit Philly In Atlantic Division Clash

The Penguins take on the Flyers in a nationally televised matchup of the Atlantic Division's top two teams.

Thursday evening the Pittsburgh Penguins (16-8-4, 36 points) head to the Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers (16-7-3, 35 points) in the latest installment of an in-state, Atlantic Division rivalry. NHL Network will have the national telecast at 7 Eastern, while Root Sports carries the game locally. It's the first meeting of the season between the teams; Philadelphia won the 2010/11 series, 4-2.

Most recently, the Penguins lost to the Boston Bruins, 3-1, on Monday evening. Bruins goalie Tim Thomas recorded 45 saves in 46 chances, nearly handing the Penguins without a goal for the first time this season.

The Flyers, meanwhile, have won three straight games and five of their last six overall. They're playing on the second night of a back-to-back set, having defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 5-4, in overtime Wednesday. The Flyers rallied from a 3-0 deficit they faced in the first period, and Claude Giroux, the NHL's leader in points, scored the winning goal.

For more Penguins coverage, please visit Pensburgh, SB Nation's Penguins blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Philly and Broad Street Hockey, SB Nation's Flyers blog.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.