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Student Rush Tickets Return! Stars Wars, 80’s Night on Penguins Promo Schedule

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May the force be with you. Perhaps the Pittsburgh Penguins will play on May 4, but they won’t wait that long for their Star War theme night. It’s one of five theme nights and 15 giveaway nights on the Penguins schedule. 

But sorry, no bobbleheads, though PHN’s Editor-in-Chief Dan Kingerski has a collection that’s gathering dust, including Alexei Morozov.

Fan-favorite theme nights will return to PPG Paints Arena for the Pittsburgh Penguins 2021-22 season. The promotional schedule, which included five themed games, was released by the team Friday afternoon. The team also announced the return of student-rush tickets as well. 

Back by popular demand, Star Wars Night will not be “far far away” approaching December 14 against the Montreal Canadiens. Then rock throughout the decades with 70’s Night (presented by 94.5 3WS) Jan. 20 against the Ottawa Senators, 80’s Night (presented by 102.5 WDVE) Dec. 21 against the New Jersey Devils, and 90’s Night (presented by 105.9 The X) Oct. 28 against the Calgary Flames.

The promotional schedule will round out with Pittsburgh Night (presented by PPG) on April 12 against the Columbus Blue Jackets honoring Pittsburgh heritage. The traditional fan appreciation night will be the last home game of the regular season on April 29 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

In addition to theme nights, the Penguins have a myriad of giveaways, too. They include swag such as a magnetic game schedule for the home opener on October 16. For a full list of the Penguins 2021-22 promotional schedule, visit Promotional Schedule | Pittsburgh Penguins (nhl.com).

And another nice touch on the Pittsburgh Penguins schedule is the Hockey Fights Cancer game on Nov. 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma on Dec. 10, 2019, and played in the NHL playoffs bubble later that season. And, Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux famously played his first game back after being treated for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 2, 1993.

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Owen Krepps is a senior at Robert Morris University and an intern sportswriter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. He also writes for Colonial Sports Network, Pittsburgh Sports Now, RMU Sentry Media, Pittsburgh Sports Castle, and formerly Vegas Hockey Now and The Titusville Herald. He also runs his own YouTube channel by the name of Owen Krepps.

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