Flyers, Devils pay tribute to Rocky, Sopranos with pre-game outfits ahead of Stadium Series matchup

The Flyers and Devils embraced pop culture ahead of their Stadium Series clash with one another.

Both teams strutted into MetLife Stadium hoping to leave a mark during one of the NHL’s signature events. To do so, they masqueraded as different characters entirely.

Philadelphia, home of the Broad Street Bullies and Rocky, opted to trade its typical furs for gray sweats.

It was a clear nod to Philly’s most famous export — Rocky Balboa. In the classic film series, Sylvester Stallone donned the muted colors while training for his fight with Apollo Creed.

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Perhaps the most iconic scene in the film features Balboa strutting across the city and mounting the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum in his storied strips. 

Never ones to be outdone, New Jersey decided to take things to an entertaining level as well.

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The Devils spurned the scorn of Tinseltown, however, instead taking their talents to the Garden State for their outfits. They decked themselves out in sweatsuits of their own, but these were specked with a bit more color. They also showed off a little more skin — each player allowed their chest to breathe with a steady helping of taco meat poking over the top of their glistening gold chains.

It was an ode to the Sopranos, the HBO classic that spawned countless award nominations and recognition as one of the greatest shows in television history. 

Who wore it better? 


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