Impressive turnout - I guess Penguins fans are not holding a grudge after the lockout?
Tim Braden had fresh ink of a skating Penguin on his right forearm and Brandon Sutter‘s name and No. 16 on the back of his black T-shirt.
He was ready for the Penguins.
So were more than 18,000 fans who packed Consol Energy Center on Wednesday night for a Penguins scrimmage, one that a week ago did not exist on a schedule.
“Our fans just announced en masse that Pittsburgh is also a hockey town,” Penguins CEO David Morehouse said. “I‘d like to say I‘m surprised, but I‘m not.”
For the first NHL “game” in Pittsburgh since April 20, Morehouse ordered the arena‘s luxury suites be opened to accommodate fans who otherwise would have been turned away.
Admission and parking was free, so was the love for hockey.
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