Penguins still light up for canceled Pride Night

Penguins still light up for canceled Pride Night
The coronavirus pandemic didn't stop PPG Paints Arena from lighting up on Pride Night. (WPXI)

PITTSBURGH — The Penguins were scheduled to celebrate Pride Night on Tuesday in what was supposed to be a 7:08 p.m. game against the Hurricanes.

The Penguins announced their plans for a Pride Night in November with the intentions of “focusing on the LGBTQ community as the Penguins and other NHL teams promote safety and inclusion for all who participate in the sport - athletes, coaches and fans.”

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Penguins players were scheduled to use rainbow-colored Pride Tape on their sticks during warmups and auction the sticks off after the game, with proceeds benefitting the "You Can Play" organization.

The game, of course, isn’t happening as the NHL remains on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. That didn’t stop the Penguins from lighting up the PPG Paints Arena signage in rainbow colors to celebrate, though: