Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 1/16/13
ROOT Sports, 7:00 pm/et CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA   From the Pens' website: Fans are invited to the Penguins’ “Black & Gold” Game Wednesday at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center. Admission is free, and doors at the Trib Total Media gate will open at 6 p.m. Parking is free at CONSOL Energy Center surface lots on a first-come, first-served basis after 5 p.m. Coach Dan Bylsma wants to create a game-like atmosphere for his players as they prepare for the start of the season. The event will include a full warm-up skate, three 20-minute periods, full intermissions and TV timeouts. Regardless of the score, the teams will play a full five-minute overtime period and also participate in a shootout. Bylsma also may “create” several in-game situations – five-on-three, four-on-four – as part of the team’s preparation ROOT SPORTS will televise the game live and WXDX 105.9 FM will broadcast the action on radio for fans who can’t make it to CONSOL Energy Center. The PensGear store inside the Trib Total Media gate lobby and selected concession stands will be open on Wednesday night. (However, the discounted merchandise and free concession promotions announced by the team will not start until the home opener on Jan. 23). The Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office will be open during the event. From the Pens' Facebook page: We're getting a ton of questions about tonight's Black and Gold game. So here are the facts: TRUE. It's totally free. Everyone is planning to play. Sidney Crosby. Evgeni Malkin. Marc-Andre Fleury. All of them. TRUE. Someone is going to win a pair of tickets to every regular season game this season. That's 24 pairs of tickets that someone is going to walk away with. TRUE. Parking is free. Use the surface lots, not the garages. TRUE. The game will air on ROOT Sports | Pittsburgh Region. It will NOT be streamed online. Out of market fans can listen through the Penguins mobile app and http://pens.pe/nsradio. TRUE. Concessions will be open and PensGear. NOTE: the free concessions/discounted merchandise deals do not kick off until the home opener on Jan. 23. TRUE. Doors open at 6:00PM. The game starts at 7:00 PM. Line up early, seats are first come, first serve. Team Black: Tanner Glass Jason Megna Dustin Jeffrey Brandon Sutter Matt Cooke Craig Adams Riley Holzapfel Joe Vitale Tyler Kennedy Brian Gibbons Dominik Uher Adam Payerl Matt Niskanen Deryk Engelland Paul Martin Brian Dumoulin Robert Bortuzzo Brooks Orpik Philip Samuelsson Marc-Andre Fleury Patrick Killeen Team Gold: Pascal Dupuis Chris Kunitz James Neal Beau Bennett Trevor Smith Eric Tangradi Steve MacIntyre Warren Peters Zach Sill Paul Thompson Evgeni Malkin Sidney Crosby Ben Lovejoy Brian Strait Dylan Reese Simon Despres Alex Grant Kris Letang Joe Morrow Tomas Vokoun Patrick Killeen Via the Pens on Instagram. It looks like the top offensive players and Steve MacIntyre of Team Gold will face off against the checking and defensive players of Team Black. Go Hockey.
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