Fans are encouraged to come dressed in their best attire from the 1980s when the Penguins hold a special '80s Theme Night at Thursday's game against Minnesota at PPG Paints Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.
Arcade games from the 1980s, including Pac Man and Donkey Kong, will be set up in the arena to be played by fans free of charge. The '80s band "Ferris Bueller's Revenge" will provide pre-game and intermission entertainment from the GNC Stage.
The "Steel City Ghostbusters" will greet fans as they enter the arena, and the "Steel City Time Machine" will be on display in the concourse at the Verizon Gate. It is an exact replica of the DeLorean automobile from the classic '80's movie Back to The Future.
The scoreboard at PPG Paints arena will programmed with the style and fonts of the 1980s Civic Arena scoreboard, and there will be a series of '80's pop culture audio and video elements played throughout the game.
Another special guest will be world-famous groundhog "Punxsutawney Phil," who first appeared in the '80s -- well, ok, the 1880's! Phil will be in the Highmark Hallway.
Thursday's game is the fifth in a season-long series of Penguins theme nights that has already included Halloween Night, Star Wars Night, Ugly Sweater Night and '70s Night. The final night theme night will be '90s Night on February 15 against Los Angeles.
Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com; at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Box Office at PPG Paints Arena; or by calling 1.800.745.3000.