Penguins open season with 3-1 win against Flyers
Penguins players celebrate a goal by Tyler Kennedy during the first period.
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov watches as the Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tries to control the puck during the first period.
The Penguins' Craig Adams controls the puck in front of the Flyers' Andrej Meszaros.
The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin tries to control the puck between Ruslan Fedotenko and Zac Rinaldo.
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Penguins opened their regular season today with a 3-1 victory against Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center.
The victory was the 227th for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, a franchise record.
Tyler Kennedy gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead at 4:40 of the opening period, when he deflected a Paul Martin shot past Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov for a power-play goal.
James Neal made it 2-0 at 7:20, as he whipped a shot past Bryzgalov from the top of the left circle after Evgeni Malkin controlled a faceoff.
Claude Giroux of the Flyers cut the Penguins' advantage in half 23 seconds into the second period, as he steered a Scott Hartnell pass between Fleury's legs.
Chris Kunitz sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with 11.2 seconds left in regulation.
The Penguins will visit the New York Rangers tomorrow at 7:08 and play their home opener against Toronto Wednesday at Consol Energy Center.
First Published January 19, 2013 6:12 pm