The schedule is finally here. After days of rumors and speculation, the Flyers will officially host the Pittsburgh Penguins next Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center to kick off the abbreviated 2013 NHL season. The game will be broadcast on NBC at 3 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 15 at 10 a.m. online, by phone or at the WFC box office. You can see the full schedule over at the Flyers' official website.
Some other highlights:
* The season will end in Ottawa on April 27. That could be Daniel Alfredsson's last ever game, which would be interesting to say the least. They sort of like him in Ottawa.
* The Flyers longest homestand will be five games in length, and that occurs twice. From February 21 to March 2, the Flyers will host the Panthers, Jets, Maple Leafs, Capitals and Senators. From March 26 to April 3, the Flyers will host the Rangers, Islanders, Bruins, Capitals and Canadiens.
* The longest road trip? Six games, spanning from February 11 when the Flyers visit Toronto to February 21 when they face off in Pittsburgh.
* The Flyers are on national TV in the United States 22 times: NBC Sports Network 13 times, NBC twice (both opening weekend) and NHL Network seven times.
* Four games against Pittsburgh: Jan. 19 in Philly, Feb. 20 in Pittsburgh, March 7 in Philly, March 24 in Pittsburgh.
* Four games against the Islanders: Feb. 18 in New York, March 28 in Philly, April 9 in New York, April 25 in Philly.
* Five games against the Rangers: Jan. 24 in Philly, Jan. 29 in New York, March 5 in New York, March 26 in Philly, April 16 in Philly.
* Five games against the Devils: Jan. 22 in New Jersey, Feb. 15 in New Jersey, March 13 in New Jersey, March 15 in Philly, April 18 in Philly.
* The Flyers play the following out-of-division teams twice on the road: Tampa Bay, Toronto, Winnipeg, Montreal, Buffalo.
* The following out-of-division teams come to Philadelphia twice: Florida, Carolina, Ottawa, Boston, Washington.