PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a big night in Pittsburgh, and a couple of Penguins fans grabbed a bite before the big game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Former Steelers player Brett Keisel and the original “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels met at Primanti Bros. in the Strip District Sunday night.
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Michaels announced Friday he would be present for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, after an outpouring of support from fans.
Michaels has become a cult hero in Pittsburgh over the past week because of the success of the Penguins’ line of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino, and Phil Kessel, which has been dubbed the “HBK” line. It’s a reference to Michaels’ nickname, “The Heartbreak Kid,” or HBK for short.
He joined “The Fan Morning Show” to talk about how HBK-mania came to be in the ‘Burgh.
“I’m blown away,” Michaels said. “None of this has to do with me. This is 100 percent on the fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins…they’ve driven all of this.”
Primanti Brothers shops have come out with an HBK sandwich.
“It’s, ham, bacon and kielbasa,” says cook Toni Haggerty.
Later Sunday, Michaels ran into Mario Lemieux.
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