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Penguins Visit Childrens Hospital

by Tom Mast / Pittsburgh Penguins
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The Penguins made a holiday visit to Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville Tuesday afternoon and the entire team was on hand to pass out toys and other gifts to the young patients of the hospital.

“This is something that is really special here,” Max Talbot said. “Putting a smile on these kids’ faces and getting to spend the time to sit down and play with these kids is really cool for us.”

There were smiles all around as the players went room to room, taking time to talk with each child and their families, in addition to passing out goodies. The Penguins players contributed their own money, which was used to purchase the gifts that they handed out to the children.

The visit finished up in the “Austin’s Playroom” section of the hospital, where the players helped children build puzzles, played with train sets and colored pictures.

“It’s a good thing the organization does every year,” Eric Godard said. “”It’s one of the good traditions they have. It’s good to make the kids smile for a day.”

Evgeni Malkin even challenged one youngster to a frame of Nintendo Wii bowling. And Malkin proved that he’s not too shabby at the game.

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