The full schedule is officially announced tomorrow, but the NHL has released some highlights for teams
For the Pens:
--They open the season with games in Sweden against Ottawa. Not exactly news
--The home opener at Mellon Arena is set to be Saturday October 11th, against Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils
--This year there are "at large" teams from the Western Conference that the Pens will play twice. It's going to be San Jose, Columbus and the treacherous Marian Hossa led Red Wings.
The preseason schedule was also announced:
Saturday, Sept. 20 TAMPA BAY 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 22 at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24 TORONTO 7:30 p.m
Friday, Sept. 26 at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2 at Jokerit (Finland) 11:30 a.m. (Eastern time)
Nice to see a home and home with Pittsburgh South.
Full details of the 2008-09 schedule and analysis tomorrow.