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Game Preview: Pens-Caps

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Fan Guide

Penguins vs. Capitals

7:00PM ET

PPG Paints Arena

AT&T SportsNet

105.9 FM, the X

* The Penguins host the defending Stanley Cup champions and most-heated rival Washington in the season opener. 

* The last time these two teams collided was in the Second Round of the playoffs last season, which Washington won 4-2. 

* The Capitals opened the season with a Stanley Cup championship banner raising night Wednesday. Washington defeated Boston, 7-0. 

* Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 2 goals while Nicklas Backstrom added 3 assists, while Braden Holtby posted a 25-save shutout. 

PIT - Tristan Jarry (lower-body).

WSH - Travis Boyd (lower-body), Michal Kempny (upper-body).

Doors Open
5:30PM ET

IBEW Warm-Ups Begin
6:31PM ET

Promotional Items
Magnetic Schedule presented by UPMC

LED Wand presented by NHL Network

What's New This Season?
Check out all of the new things at PPG Paints Arena here

We've Gone Mobile!
New this season, in an effort to ensure a ticketing experience that is more convenient, safe and secure for all Penguins fans, 8½" x 11" PDF tickets (print-at-home delivery) will no longer be a valid form of entry for PPG Paints Arena events.

If you do not have a physical ticket for the game, you must present a mobile ticket on your smartphone at the gate.

Primary tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are available via the Ticketmaster app or

Fans that received a transfer from a Penguins season ticket holder or purchased resell tickets through Ticketmaster or NHL Ticket Exchange must visit 'My Penguins Account' to manage and view mobile tickets. My Penguins Account is available in the Penguins app under 'Tickets' or online at

Mobile tickets will appear as a square QR code (click here to see image for reference)

For more information, please visit our Mobile Ticketing Page. 

Home Opener Festivities
Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:55 pm to participate in the pre-game festivities as we officially drop the puck on the 2018-19 season!

Important Security Reminders
For the safety of all guests, fans will be required to pass through walk-through metal detectors upon entering PPG Paints Arena. Only small personal bags (purses, baby or diaper bags, etc.) will be permitted inside the building and all items are subject to searches upon entrance. Large bags, coolers, backpacks and sealed packages of any kind are not permitted. In addition, PPG Paints Arena allows only small, personal still-cameras equipped with a 3 inch lens or smaller. Cameras with detachable lenses or flashes are not permitted. For a complete list of frequently asked questions, please visit PPG Paints Arena's A to Z Guide.

Remember the Game with a Warm-Up Puck Souvenir
Don't miss your chance to take home an incredible souvenir! The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will be selling the pucks used by your favorite Penguins players in warm-ups outside of the KeyBank Club at the start of the 1st intermission on Thursday. Perfect for memories, gifts or collections, these official NHL warm-up pucks come with a display cube and a certificate of authenticity. All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

Bid to Win with the Penguins Foundation's Game Day Auction
Prior to the start of Thursday's game, stop by the Penguins Foundation's Game Day Auction located near Section 104 to watch artist Tempy Moore create a painting of iconic Penguins players and moments live and in person! The unique piece will be up for auction until the end of the second intermission! Text PENS to 52182 to place your bid on this one-of-a-kind creation!

Upgrade Your Game Using the Penguins App
Pittsburgh Penguins fans in attendance can get the VIP treatment with Upgrade Your Game! Upgrade Your Game offers fans access to once-in-a-lifetime Penguins experiences like Lexus Club guest passes, premium seat upgrades and more! Simply download the Penguins app and register today under the "Upgrade Your Game" section!

Go Home a Winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation 50/50 Raffle
Pick up your tickets for the Penguins Foundation 50/50 raffle for a chance to win Thursday's jackpot. The more you play the more it pays. Proceeds from this season's raffles benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the numerous charitable organizations it supports through grants. Over $1.1 million was raised during the 2017-18 season. Visit one of the concourse kiosks or watch for ticket sellers in green through the second intermission - the winning number will be announced in the third period.

Drive a RAM Truck? You're in Luck!
Attention RAM Truck owners! Be sure to stop by the RAM Truck kiosk located in the Highmark Wall of Champions Hallway Thursday behind Section 110. Simply show your RAM Truck key and you can go home with some Penguins swag while supplies last! RAM Truck is the official truck of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Uber Drop-off & Pick-up Area Now Available
Uber will help you skate past the parking lot crowds with a special drop-off and pick-up area off of Fullerton Street on Wylie Avenue - across from PPG Paints Arena's Verizon Gate!

Click here for details.

Plus, get $15 off your first ride with code PENGUINS18 until 06.01.19!

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