Penguins 3, Flyers 1: Tyler Kennedy and James Neal scored 2:40 apart in the first period and Marc-Andre Fleury set a franchise record with his 227th victory as visiting Pittsburgh exacted a small measure of revenge against its Keystone State rival by winning the season opener.
Chris Kunitz added an empty-net goal and defenseman Paul Martin notched a pair of assists for the Penguins, who were felled by the Flyers in six games during the first round of last season's playoffs.
After Kennedy opened the scoring 4:40 into first period with a deflection in the slot, Neal doubled the advantage in short order. After reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin cleanly won a faceoff in the offensive end, Neal's wrist shot sailed under the left arm of Ilya Bryzgalov to quiet the crowd at Wells Fargo Center.
Captain Claude Giroux trimmed the deficit just 23 seconds into the second period after accepting Scott Hartnell's brilliant saucer pass on the doorstep before tucking the puck past Fleury.
Fleury recovered to finish with 26 saves, breaking Tom Barrasso's franchise wins record.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Captain Sidney Crosby, who inked an impressive 12-year contract extension, had three shots and drew a pair of penalties. ... Bryzgalov settled down after a shaky start to turn aside 24 shots. ... After going 12-for-23 on the power play during last season's six-game first-round series, Philadelphia was 0-for-5 with the man advantage.