With 10 of their final 17 games taking place at the Consol Energy Center, the Pittsburgh Penguins took to the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 7. It was a special day for fans and players alike as a brand new monument to #66 entitled 'Le Magnifique' was unveiled outside of the Trib Total Media gate. The energy inside the arena was high with Mario memories and a third period comeback. Outside, fans took photos of 'Le Magnifique' night and day.
Some cherished the chance to brag:
|"Le Magnifique under the stars. #simplythebest" --@bnbratten |
"I feel so lucky to live in Pennsylvania. So close to the Consol. I feel bad for the people that love the #Pens and can't see the play" --@fmancino
"Watching Brad Thiessen
play his second NHL career game against the leafs #Pens" --@SavannahJoe87
"@pghpenguins great day to be #PensFan - yup 'tis the #Thiessen" --@TheCanuckChuck
"Pens game and can't wait to hear @pghpenguins Lemeiux in this 2nd period. What a great day to have him on the air." --@DMillerPens14
"Such a cool day for @pghpenguins! Thank You Mario for everything! #LeMagnifique #childhoodhero" --@jbowers62
"I love all the #Pens fans in the world! #kudos on choosing the greatest team in sporting history #weridetogetherwedietogetherpensfansforlife" --@thecros87
After a scoreless first period, the Maple Leafs took a 2-0 lead but then...
|"Hey there, Mario :) #Pens #LeMagnifique" -- @KatelynRoseFoto |
"That goal all starts with Staal putting on the pressure and forcing the turnover... Super Duper gets the pens on the board" --@djr5001
"Oh get that dog off my lawn! #Langeisms and super duper makes it a 1 goal game! #Pens #letsgopens" -- @jgraham1208
"Niskanen has become such a solid d-man" --@ingersoll2255
"AWWWW YEAAAAA DUPER! #PENS IN THE LEAD!" --@BFarabaugh1980
"Dupuis. en fuego. #nhl #pens" --@SportsnWhatnot
Hockey fans, Penguins fans, aren't like other fans:
|"these are my #Pens nails for today's game :3" --@Vpaavy |
"Wish i could be watching this #Pens game & Sid interview #FanFromNZProblems" --@tashynarshypear
" It would great for my blood pressure if we can tie this up quick! #Pens" --@Pensfan6866
"@PensInsideScoop I have no fingernails left" --@Natalie_capa
"@pghpenguins let's get those rally tweets goin #Pens" --@Jarretmiller
"@NHLonNBCSports #PENs #Leafs this game is freakin' exciting!!! Thanks for broadcasting this great sport of hockey!" --@PotonkaDrummer
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