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Pittsburgh goalie dons Steelers-style mask on Saturday night

The Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins face off on Saturday night at Soldier Field on NBC, and they will play in snowy, cold conditions in the home of the NFL’s Bears.

If that doesn’t get you wistful for football, the sight of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury wearing a mask painted like a Steelers helmet might do the trick.

“I like it,” Fleury said of the mask, according to “I wasn’t sure how it would come out. I am happy about it. I am trying to bring a little of the Steelers into the football stadium.”

The return of regular season football is a little more than six months away. That’s a lot of time still to pass, but two first-place teams playing in the snow and under the lights in Chicago is a pretty cool way to spend a few hours.

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41 Responses to “Pittsburgh goalie dons Steelers-style mask on Saturday night”
  1. jimnaizeeum says: Mar 1, 2014 8:17 PM

    Hockey…really, hockey?

  2. magicmtndan says: Mar 1, 2014 8:24 PM

    Black and Gold runs like the rivers through Pittsburgh (you do know that all 3 pro teams share the same Black and Gold colors, right?).

  3. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 1, 2014 8:25 PM

    City of Champions.

  4. baltimorons says: Mar 1, 2014 8:32 PM

    Greatest place on earth…412

  5. eojtrid says: Mar 1, 2014 8:33 PM

    Just as long as Dan Bylsma stays off the ice during the game……whoops…sorry wrong game

  6. thetooloftools says: Mar 1, 2014 8:34 PM

    I really really don’t care. (I’m ashamed I posted this is how little is care).

  7. therooneyskilledwebster says: Mar 1, 2014 8:42 PM

    City of champions? What does this article have to do with Boston ?

  8. j0esixpack says: Mar 1, 2014 8:51 PM

    Way to channel that 8-8 record!

  9. Stiller43 says: Mar 1, 2014 8:52 PM

    Yeah good try. Pittsburgh is the City of Champions.

  10. lennydpocketqb says: Mar 1, 2014 8:53 PM

    Long suffering islanders fan here. That’s very cool. Maybe the islanders should go yankees pinstripes. It couldn’t hurt.

  11. therooneyskilledwebster says: Mar 1, 2014 9:02 PM

    Ha. You can call yourselves whatever you’d like but that doesn’t make it correct. But I admire your desire to strive to be better than you are.

  12. loyalraven says: Mar 1, 2014 9:06 PM

    Good thing Tim Tebow doesnt play hockey or they’d be one and done in the playoffs.

  13. jlpats says: Mar 1, 2014 9:07 PM

    The city of champions is boston not pittsburgh

  14. umainebearman says: Mar 1, 2014 9:22 PM

    Would the “City of Champions” need at least a championship on all 3 sports in the last 25 or 30 years? Last time the Pirates won was 1979. Sorry Pittsburgh, you ain’t it. And this guy..”Black and Gold runs like the rivers through Pittsburgh” yeah looking at your rivers you are right, but that color isn’t natural, its called pollution.

  15. Stiller43 says: Mar 1, 2014 9:32 PM


    Steelers 6 to 3 over the Patsies

    Pens 3 – 3 since both were in the NHL

    Sawks 8 to 5 all time over the Pirates. (4 to 3 buccos in the last 90 years).

    How do you wanna break it down? The Bs have one cup since 71-72. The pens have 3 in that span.

  16. jlpats says: Mar 1, 2014 9:34 PM

    Not to mention the pats put 55 points the last time they played the steelers

  17. jlpats says: Mar 1, 2014 9:37 PM

    Look the celtics have more championships than the steelers, pens and pirates combined

  18. umainebearman says: Mar 1, 2014 9:46 PM


    Stop you are just embarrassing yourself. We get it, there’s very little good Pittsburgh has to cling too. Your Steelers D is done, your offense can’t get out of its own way, your coach has to try and cheat to win a game. Hell even 1 of those SB wins was thanks to the deep wallets in the organization, just ask the Seahawks fans about that one. Its ok you can be proud but really City of Champions is not what you are so just stop.

  19. therooneyskilledwebster says: Mar 1, 2014 9:50 PM

    But don’t you all remember Moses Guthrie the greatest athlete in the history of Pittsburgh ?

  20. jlpats says: Mar 1, 2014 9:55 PM

    The Red Sox, pats and bruins have more championships combined than the pirates, steelers and pens… 17 to 14

  21. dannymac17 says: Mar 1, 2014 10:06 PM

    the city of Champions is in fact LA.

    Eat it.

  22. danmarinos1stlovechild says: Mar 1, 2014 10:15 PM

    Never forget that Miami is the city of undefeated champions with both the Hurricanes and Dolphins!
    The city of Undefeated Champions is MIAMI!

  23. therooneyskilledwebster says: Mar 1, 2014 10:24 PM

    Stiller…how do you wanna break it down ? 4-3 Bucs in the last 90 years ? Of course, the all too popular “90 year rule”. What a fool. With that “logic” the Pats beat the Steelers 3-2 in the last 14 years cuz everyone measures the run of success over a 14 year period. And just because your city isn’t “championship caliber” enough to support an NBA franchise you conveniently leave the winningest franchise (27% of all league titles won) of the 4 North American major pro sports leagues out of your argument. Never will be in the discussion.

  24. bearshaterseverywhere says: Mar 1, 2014 11:05 PM

    …only to give up 5 goals and get embarrassed at Solider Field in the snow. I bet that 40 burger The Bears dropped on the Steelers in week 3 is stinging still…

  25. bearshaterseverywhere says: Mar 1, 2014 11:07 PM

    Steelers claim to be the most historical team, but fail to realize that they are Chicago’s little brother. 40 burgers taste good don’t they Steeler fans, Go Hawks!!!!

  26. j0esixpack says: Mar 1, 2014 11:10 PM

    I’m just not a hockey fan.

    On paper it looks great – they combined soccer and boxing and put them on skates on ice.

    And yet I still find it boring.

    Wake me up when they have 2 pucks on the ice and maybe I’ll watch

  27. bearshaterseverywhere says: Mar 1, 2014 11:18 PM

    …only to get worked and embarrassed and give up 5 goals. Kinda like the Steelers giving up a 40 Burger to the Bears last year in week 3.

  28. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 1, 2014 11:19 PM

    Looks like wearing that helmet worked out as well for the Penguins goalie as it did for the Steelers this year.

  29. aceakking says: Mar 2, 2014 12:41 AM

    Now the Penguins can bribe the SB40 refs like the SteAlers.

  30. steelersarewhatfootballisabout says: Mar 2, 2014 1:21 AM

    Boston’s professional sports teams have achieved championships in their respective sports. But what Pittsburgh has done with it’s 3 major franchises, in their respective sports, qualifies to have achieved a City of Champions moniker. The Steelers alone have 3 Super Bowl appearances since 2005 and won 2 out of 3. Pats haven’t done that. The Pens have had consecutive Stanley Cup appearances and won one of them. Granted, the Pirates dug their own hole for the last 19 years until this past season. But the history and lore of the quality and great athletes playing for the pro franchises in Pittsburgh is nothing to be ashamed about. Those that are being immature by trash talking on a website mean nothing. Be confident and humble those that support the Pittsburgh pro franchises, because we can have class, and not lower ourselves to being petty and reactive. It’s not like the people invested in trash talking want to be mature and open-minded anyway. Let them embarrass themselves, they don’t need anyone’s help.

  31. gridassassin says: Mar 2, 2014 6:01 AM

    ….and Chicago has dominated anybody wearing anything close to a Steelers helmet twice in the past 6 months!

  32. gridassassin says: Mar 2, 2014 6:03 AM

    Chicago Bears and Blackhawks have 13 championships between em too ….before ‘rings’ come up. I’d be glad to add the 9 from the White Sox and Bulls to the mix. Screw the Cubs.

  33. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 2, 2014 7:18 AM

    Did a Boston fan really just call the steelers coach a cheater?

  34. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 2, 2014 7:36 AM


    Chicago Blackhawks – 5

    pittsburgh penguins – 1

    The pittsburgh penguins are in decline, too.

  35. vgraziano says: Mar 2, 2014 7:58 AM

    Maybe he shoulda stuck w/the regular mask and pads…..

  36. flaccodelic says: Mar 2, 2014 8:06 AM

    They should have put Tomlin in goal, he’s awesome at preventing the other team from scoring.

  37. mr4thand1 says: Mar 2, 2014 8:24 AM

    Go Steelers!

  38. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 2, 2014 8:44 AM

    After their football careers, Belicheck and Brady are going to start a band called The Asterisks.

  39. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 2, 2014 10:47 AM

    Are you talking about the Foxboro Patriots?
    Granted, Pittsburgh may no longer be “the City of Champions,” as it was throughout the 1970s, but Pittsburgh is still home to all three of its major sports teams.

    Fleury’s attempt at cozying up to the Steelers was cute. The Penguins will stop at nothing to ride the success of the Steelers…

  40. bearshaterseverywhere says: Mar 2, 2014 12:40 PM

    ….only to give up 5 goals to the clearly more dominant team. Bears drop a 40 burger on the the Steelers and now the Blackhawks destroy them in Solider Field in the snow, glorious…..but yea that helmet was cool….pshh.

  41. sallust99 says: Mar 3, 2014 12:37 PM

    Pittsburgh is and always will be the City of Champions.

    hell even Bono referred to it by this title in July 2009!

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