Penguins beat Lightning in Kraft Hockeyville game
After winning the inaugural Kraft Hockeyville USA event, the fans of Johnstown, Pennsylvania were treated to Pittsburgh’s 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay tonight at Cambria County War Memorial.
The arena was featured in the movie Slap Shot, so naturally the Hanson Brothers were tasked with giving the Penguins an inspirational pregame speech:
It seemed to do the trick as Sergei Plotnikov put the Penguins ahead just 14 seconds into the game. Evgeni Malkin provided the deciding marker in the exhibition contest.
In addition to the city, which has an population of about 20,000, getting to host an NHL game, being selected also meant that Cambria County War Memorial received $150,000 in arena upgrades.