The Pittsburgh Penguins hosted their interstate rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday night. Not only was it the first meeting of the season between the two rivals, the game also featured the debut of the Pens’ new alternate uniforms, which reintroduce “Pittsburgh Gold.”

The black and yellow thirds were unveiled by the team earlier this year and received rave reviews from most fans across the league.  The jersey’s design and color scheme are nearly identical to what the Penguins wore in the 1980s, when Mario Lemeiux first broke on the scene.


A lot of people – myself included – believe that Pittsburgh will revert back to these jerseys full-time, which would make a lot of sense considering they’re great and would be a massive upgrade over their current full-time kits.

And even though Philadelphia managed to pull out the 5-3 victory on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh’s retro unis looked just as good on the ice as they did when Sidney Crosby gave us a first glimpse at them via a promotional video back in September. Check out some pics of them in their 2014 debut: