by Tony on 06/16/10 at 02:11 PM ET
From the Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Penguins will open their 2010 preseason schedule with the first hockey game ever played at CONSOL Energy Center – Wednesday, Sept. 22 against the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m.
The team announced its six-game preseason schedule, which includes home-and-home matchups with Detroit, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
The other home games are Saturday, Sept. 25 against Columbus and Tuesday, Sept. 28 against Chicago - both starting at 7 p.m.
The Penguins normally play two preseason home games but added a third home game this year because of heightened interest in the new arena.
“Our feeling is that more fans will want the chance to see and experience CONSOL Energy Center, so we thought it made sense to add the third preseason home game,” team president David Morehouse said.
Full season ticket holders will have two of the three preseason games in their packages – the Sept. 22 opener against Detroit and the Sept. 28 matchup with Chicago.
The Penguins are working on a special youth-oriented event in connection with the pre-season game against Columbus on Sept. 25, with details to be announced.
The NHL is expected to announce the 2010-11 regular-season schedule next week.
Ticket information for the general public for all three home preseason games will be available at a later date. Fans should check back at pittsburghpenguins.com for the latest team and ticketing updates.
2010 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Sept. 22 DETROIT 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24 at Columbus TBD
Saturday, Sept. 25 COLUMBUS 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 28 CHICAGO 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 1 at Chicago TBD
Sunday, Oct. 3 at Detroit TBD
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