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Pens Announce Five Special “Theme Nights” For 50th Anniversary Season

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins will hold five special theme nights during their 50th anniversary season in 2016-17, starting with the Thursday, October 13 home opener against the Washington Capitals when the team will raise its fourth Stanley Cup banner.

There will be special on-ice ceremony with the Cup and a pre-game video tribute to Penguins history on opening night.

Other theme nights at CONSOL Energy Center are:

Saturday, October 15 vs. Anaheim – “The Early Years,” featuring players from the 1967-76 teams, as well as original Penguins owner Jack McGregor. The team also will have an old Zamboni Model F ice Resurfacer on display for fans.

Saturday, December 3 vs. Detroit – “Back to Back Stanley Cup champions,” honoring members of the 1991 and 1992 Cup teams, including Mario Lemieux.

Sunday, January 8 vs. Tampa Bay – “Cup for a New Generation,” featuring members of the 2009 Stanley Cup team.

Friday, February 3 vs. Columbus – “Alumni Salute,” honoring a multitude of Penguins alumni through the years.

Individual game tickets go on sale Friday, August 26 at 10:00AM ET. They will be available at, by calling 1.888.745.3000 or at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center.

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