Black and Gold Game Wrap: Team Black wins!
Good morning! Here’s the game wrap from last night’s Black and Gold Game at the CONSOL Energy Center!
The Penguins went into their intrasquad Black and Gold Game on Wednesday night at CONSOL Energy Center trying to recreate a game day. They wore suits and ties, held their normal team meetings, had a morning skate and went through all their usual routines that come with home games.
Well, the fans went one step further. They made it feel like a playoff game.
After hours of waiting in lines that stretched seemingly all the way to Oakland, approximately 18,000 fans – an incredible standing-room only crowd – packed into the arena to watch Team Black battle Team White. And the players couldn’t be more impressed by and appreciative of the fan support.
“Oh, it was great,” said goalie Tomas Vokoun, playing his first game in front of Penguins fans. “I couldn’t believe it when I came out. Even for warmups, it was half full and ended up being a full building. That was unbelievable. What great fans. It’s going to be a pleasure to play in front of them.”
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Letang, Despres productive
The new defensive pairing of Kris Letang and Simon Despres enjoyed a productive evening after being on the ice for the first goal against. Letang recorded a goal and an assist, looking in mid-season form. Despres added two assists.
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