There really isn't much more that needs to be said. The players are ready, the fans are ready, it's time to just drop the puck. Tonight's game will be the seventh season opener for the Canes since they moved to the RBC in 1999. They have a record of 2-1-3 in those games.
Games against the Flyers are usually tight. Nine of the last 15 contests between these teams have reached overtime and last season, three of four went beyond regulation. The Canes have a record of 1-0-2 in the last three games while the Flyers have a record of 3-0-2 in their last five against Carolina.
There will be plenty of coverage of tonight's battle. 99.9 The Fan will start things off as they have acquired the rights to the name of the pregame show previously on 850 The Buzz. "The Stormfront" will begin at 6:30 with host Mike Maniscalco. The station will also host "The Aftermath" immediately following the game.
FSN Carolinas will broadcast the game in HD beginning at 7 p.m. John Forslund and Tripp Tracy will have the honors.
As always, we will have a "Live Game Thread" running here on the blog. If you can't attend the game, feel free to join in with the folk who will be hanging out here discussing the event. Are you at the game and have a question? Post your question using your mobile device here and I will try to answer it.
Will the Canes start off the season on the right foot? It won't be easy.