The Pittsburgh Penguins had a special treat for their fans on Monday when they surprised season ticket holders by showing up at their front door to hand deliver the tickets. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Pascal Dupuis, Rob Scuderi, James Neal, and Chris Kunitz were among the players that made the home visits.
“My legs started shaking and I didn’t know if I was going to be able to stand,” said Squirrel Hill native, Sandy Darling, who had the Penguins captain appear to her doorstep said, via WPXI Pittsburgh. “Who has Sidney Crosby come into their house? It’s one in a million.”
Darling had been a season ticket holder since 1970 and this had to be the highlight of her time as a Penguins fan.
Videos of the players visiting season ticket holders have been released and it is great to see the surprise and excitement on the fan’s faces as they got to meet their favorite players face to face.
Perhaps the most hilarious moment came when a fan who was being visited by Malkin FaceTimed his girlfriend in Turkey before the Pens star said, “‘I love turkey.” He went on to tell the girl, “Come to Pittsburgh, what you do in Turkey?”
Here are videos of the players surprising the fans:
Dupuis, Scuderi, Neal and Kunitz:
Pittsburgh kicks off their preseason on Sunday with a trip to Ohio to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets.