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City, Penguins to Host Playoff Watch Parties for Round 1 Home Games

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 16, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins will host watch parties for all Penguins home playoff games in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins, First Niagara, iHeartMedia, Market Square Merchants Association and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the Penguins Playoff Big Screen will be in Market Square on Monday, April 20 and in PPG Place on Wednesday, April 22 for Games 3 and 4 of the first round of the playoffs.

“This is one of my favorite springtime traditions,” said Mayor William Peduto. “Penguins fans have shown up to the big screen by the thousands in years past. Working with the organization to continue the tradition for Round 1 this year was a no-brainer.”

“We appreciate Mayor Peduto and the city stepping forward to create this opportunity for the Penguins and our fans," said David Morehouse, CEO and President of the Penguins. "It's a great way to continue the tradition of the big screen and Penguins playoff hockey.”

Puck drop for both games is 7:00 p.m. Fans are welcome to arrive starting at 5:00 p.m. each day. Tall Cathy from 96.1 KISS and Katie O’Malley from the Mayor’s Office will emcee the events.

The family friendly event will be free and open to the public. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted and open container laws will be enforced. Rain or shine.

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