The Pittsburgh Penguins tied a franchise record Friday night with their 30th straight regular season sellout.
The club and its fans can break the record by extending the sellout streak to 31 at Sunday’s 3 p.m. game against the Boston Bruins at Mellon Arena. A limited number of tickets remain for that game.
The Penguins sold out the final 13 games of the 2006-07 regular season and have sold out the first 17 games of 2007-08.
Seating capacity at Mellon Arena is 16,940. Every game this season has attracted a standing-room-only sellout crowd.
“This sellout streak is a tremendous tribute to our fans, who have shown incredible passion and loyalty to the Penguins,” said team president David Morehouse.
The Penguins previously recorded 30 straight regular season sellouts between 1988 and 1989 – the final 28 games of the 1988-89 season and the first two of 1989-90.
There also are two 25-game sellout streaks on record: the final 22 games of 1989-90 and the first three of 1990-91; and the final 24 games of 2000-01 and the first game of 2001-02.
The Penguins’ regular-season record for total sellouts in a season is 34, set in the 1988-89 season and tied in 1989-90.
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