It's been said when an opponent plays Pittsburgh it faces the whole city, and Ryan Reaves displayed that fact Saturday.
The forward scored his first goal with the Pittsburgh Penguins, earning their player of the game honors after their 4-0 win against the Nashville Predators and the right to wear a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet during his postgame interview.
Reaves, who was acquired from the St. Louis Blues on June 23 for Oskar Sundqvist and a first-round pick (No. 31) in the 2017 NHL Draft, became the inaugural earner of the Steelers helmet. The Penguins are debuting the postgame headwear and lost each of their first two games.
"It's a decent assumption," Reaves said when asked if the helmet was for player of the game. "I do wear [the helmet] to bed sometimes."
He may have dressed the part properly, but after he was pressed by a reporter whether he's actually a Steelers fan, Reaves' true colors came out.