PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Penguins fans will try to get CONSOL Energy Center rocking tonight for Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Fans will be hoping for plenty of goals to create a bit of a party atmosphere in the building.READ MORE: FBI Encouraging People To Watch For, Report Hate Crimes
Andrew W.K.’s “Party Hard” is about 15 years old, but thanks to the efforts of a Yough High School graduate, who now lives in Brooklyn, it is now the Penguins’ goal song.
“It wasn’t used enough for sports. Not enough teams, not enough sports used it as a pump up anthem, and I thought it would just be perfect for the Penguins. It has shown that it has been perfect, and the team is doing well because of it now,” Nicholas Doblick said.
Earlier this season, Doblick did everything he could to convince the Pens that it was time to party hard.
“Telling people to tweet, Facebook message, however they could find a Penguins inbox, make it happen. Make it so that we see a window, kick it down until it becomes a door. We only have so many ways to get in touch with them, so we found out every single way we could get in touch with them,” Doblick said.READ MORE: Current And Former KDKA Talent Honored At 2021 Mid-Atlantic EMMY Awards
In February, Doblick and Andrew W.K. were guests of the Pens at CONSOL Energy Center for a game against the New York Rangers.
Andrew even got to play “Party Hard” on the organ. He also got a ride on the Zamboni during intermission. However, he never got to hear his song as the Pens got blanked by the Rangers.
“Here’s me and the artist himself watching the game at CONSOL and the Penguins got shutout. We didn’t even get to hear the song together or whatever, so we’ll see about the Eastern Conference Finals. I’m looking more toward the Stanley Cup Finals. I don’t want to look too far in the future, but I want to see what we can do to Tampa here and then see where we can go beyond that,” Doblick said.
Here’s hoping the Pens and their fans get a party going tonight against the Lightning.MORE NEWS: 'I Hope He Gets Home Safely:' Pittsburghers Spot Escaped Steller's Sea Eagle Kodiak Around The City