Date set for Penguins' outdoor game in Philadelphia vs. Flyers
When last season's Stadium Series game between the Penguins and Flyers at Heinz Field was announced, it was expected to be part of a Keystone State home-and-home series.
On Sunday night, the NHL set the date for the Philadelphia portion of the proceedings.
Next season, the Flyers will host the Penguins in an outdoor game at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.
The game will be broadcast on NBC. Time and ticket information are still to be announced. The home stadium for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles holds 69,176 for football.
It will be the fifth outdoor game for the Penguins, who went 2-2 in the first four.
In the Heinz Field game Feb. 25, 2017, Sidney Crosby, Nick Bonino, Matt Cullen and Chad Ruhwedel scored to lead the Penguins to a 4-2 victory in front of a crowd of 67,318.
“It's always a special opportunity to take the game back to its roots and have NHL players skate outdoors,” Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse said in a release. “(We) look forward to completing the in-state ‘home-and-home' series at Lincoln Financial Field in 2019. It should be a great atmosphere.”