The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers will face off in the 2019 Stadium Series game on Feb. 23 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (8 p.m. ET; NBC). On Friday, the NHL unveiled the jerseys that both teams will be wearing for the event.
Sure, there’s nothing radically different about these two new jerseys, but there are some added details that you probably won’t notice by just looking at the picture below.
According to a release by the league: “This year, adidas designers looked to make even more of a visual statement in the stadium by developing a completely new cresting material based on workwear duck canvas. High gauge yarns are woven into a thick textile so that it can stand on its own without a twill backing. Team crests were essentially cut out of sheets of this thick material, like machined plates of metal and fused together using triple needle stitch on the cresting.”
If you take a closer look, you’ll notice that the Flyers jersey includes the word “PHILLY” in block letter stencilling on the neckline, while the Penguins jersey has “A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY” written in the same place.
So, which jersey do you prefer?
Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.