Penguins, Fans Ready For Home Opener
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins will take to the ice for their home opener tonight when they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
After a lockout wiped out the first four months of the season, the Penguins opened up their 48-game campaign on the road with wins in Philadelphia and New York.
Now, they return home for the first time since Game 5 of an opening round playoff loss to the Flyers last spring.
All fans in attendance will receive vouchers for free concession items and merchandise will be 50 percent off.
Fans will also receive a gold T-shirt that says “It’s a great day for hockey.”
Evgeni Malkin’s hardware from the 2011-12 season will be on display behind section 101 near the Highmark Hall of Champions.
Fans will have a chance to see the Art Ross Trophy (leading scorer), Ted Lindsay Award (Most outstanding player as voted by the NHLPA) and the Hart Memorial Trophy (League MVP).
The puck will drop on the home opener shortly after 7 p.m.