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Penguins’ Sullivan, Crosby Statements on Synagogue Attack



Saturday morning an anti-semitic gunman opened fire on the Tree of Life Synagogue, killing 11 innocent people. For more on the story, please visit our friends at WTAE.

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Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan spoke on behalf of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He offered the organization’s condolences and prayers.

Mike Sullivan:

“On behalf of the Penguins organization, we just want to express our condolences. And our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Pittsburgh that took place today.”

On how the Penguins learned the news:

“With the time change, it’s a little bit more difficult. As a group, we weren’t really together. It took place this morning. When I went down to our morning meal, and the coaching staff was there before the players. I had seen it on the news when I woke up. Obviously, our thoughts and prayers go out all the all of the families of all of the victims. It’s a terrible tragedy.”

Sidney Crosby:

“We woke up to that terrible news this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by what happened this morning. Knowing Pittsburgh, I know that we’ll stick together, rally around them and help support them any way we can.”

What Pittsburgh means to Crosby:

“The Biggest thing (Pittsburgh) means to me is just the people. Just a proud people. Proud of their city. Proud to help in any way they can. Whatever it is. It’s a great community. A great city. And a place I feel pretty fortunate to be able to live.”

Pittsburgh Hockey Now also offers our deepest sympathies for the victims, their families and our city. We condemn the violence and hatred displayed, in all forms.

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