Now this is an official reception.
Referee Kelly Sutherland addresses the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers ahead of the first game of the 2021 NHL season on Wednesday evening at the Wells Fargo Center.
Sutherland’s words before the puck fell in the empty arena were brief but sincere.
“Gentlemen, we are all waiting with excitement for today,” said Sutherland. “Welcome to the start of the NHL 2021 season. May you be safe, healthy, have a good fight.”
The NHL season will have 56 games with the regular season. Scheduled for completion on May 8.