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Penguins Support ‘Hockey Fights Cancer'

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Penguins players will wear special purple jerseys in pre-game warm-ups Thursday as part of the team’s “Hockey Fights Cancer” night at CONSOL Energy Center. The jerseys will then be autographed and auctioned after the game at nhl.com, with proceeds benefitting the Mario Lemieux Foundation and Research at UPMC CancerCenter, Partner with University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

The Pens host the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.

Among the team’s other initiatives supporting Hockey Fights Cancer:

•The spine of CONSOL Energy Center will be lit purple (facing Washington Place)

•The Gulf Tower beacon will be lit purple.

•Coaches, broadcasters and Penguins staff will be wearing Hockey Fights Cancer ties.

•Cancer survivor Stephanie Townsell will sing the National Anthem.

•Penguins’ wives & girlfriends will be selling Mystery Pucks on the concourse (by the over-sized helmet and at Section 224). $50 each; cash only. Proceeds benefit the MLF and Research at UPMC CancerCenter, Partner with University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

•Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise will be on sale at the PensGear store. A portion of proceeds will benefit the MLF & Research at UPMC CancerCenter, Partner with University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

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