Pittsburgh Penguins Defeat Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 in NHL Season Opener

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IJanuary 19, 2013

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the rival Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon in a fast-paced season opener.

Pittsburgh took a quick 2-0 lead in the first period and played well defensively over the final 40 minutes to earn a crucial two points in the standings.

Special teams was the difference in this game as the Penguins converted on two of their three power-plays opportunities, while the Flyers were 0-5.

Both teams will travel to New York for their next game on Sunday. The Penguins will take on the New York Rangers and the Flyers will play the Buffalo Sabres.