The Pittsburgh Penguins will play their regular season home opener Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against the Boston Bruins at Mellon Arena.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., a half-hour earlier then normal. Fans are requested to be in their seats by 7:15 p.m. for the special pre-game show, which will include a video presentation on both the Jumbotron and the ice, as well as individual introductions of the Penguins players.
There also will be three promotional giveaways. All fans in attendance will receive a Verizon Wireless Penguins magnetic schedule, a Penguins t-shirt, and an NHL replica miniature Stanley Cup.
There will be a number of outside activities, weather permitting, starting at 5 p.m. These include a live band, face painting, caricature artists and balloon twisters. Radio stations 3WS and WDVE also will be on site.
Saturday’s game will be the first NHL regular season game at Mellon Arena since April, 2004.