Our Igloo, Our Home…


Came across this amazing tribute to the Civic/Mellon Arena today… I figured that now that we are a few short hours away from the final regular season game in the old barn that it would be fitting to post it now.

I am very anxious for tonight… this should be a very special moment for all involved. From the commemorative ticket that is being given away, to the on ice and jumbotron presentations. I am sure that the emotions will be flowing, as it will no doubt be the final evening in the arena for many of the spectators on hand.

Enjoy the video… remember I will be live at Mellon Arena bringing you all of the action!

A couple quick notes… Chris Kunitz will not play this evening, as he is still battling his shoulder injury. Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar took part in the skate, but their statuses are unknown at this time.

Marc Andre Fleury will be in goal for the Penguins…

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Finally situated… will try and get some updates going for you guys…


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Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Metzer has been covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and National Hockey League since 2004. He is the host of Penguins Live Weekly, a show that airs Saturday mornings on 105.9 the X and iHeart Radio. He serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, and is the NHL and Penguins correspondent for the Beaver County Times. Metzer is also a contributing writer for and is the primary contributor for this site

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  1. Hal Gill

    April 8, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Dude keep me updated, I’m moving as the game is being played!!!! Arg!

  2. Evilpens

    April 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    DVR it or OOOPS have someone Else DVR it & record it to DVD Like Me !!!

  3. Evilpens

    April 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    NHL Network updated schedule:
    6:30: Pregame: Islanders at Penguins
    7:30: Islanders @ Penguins

  4. Evilpens

    April 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Yes MAF will be in goal, But the REAL question is, Where will his Brain be & did he take his Ritalin for his ADD

  5. Hal Gill

    April 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Can’t DVR it. When you’re in Australia it makes it hard to listen cause it’s in the middle of the day

  6. Coach K

    April 8, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Great tribute. I just can’t imagine no longer seeing the dome when I look out my window at work. I really wish the Arena could be put to another use. It made history when it opened.

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    Brian Metzer

    April 8, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Sorry for the lack of updates guys… full house here at the Arena and I had to move down to the media lounge.

    Haven’t been able to see much of the game as of yet…

  8. Evilpens

    April 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Davey Burrows & The Doctor STILL look in Playing Shape !!

    Great to see all the Old timers !! Pronovost, Apps, McDonald, Stackhouse & all the rest !!!!

  9. Evilpens

    April 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Devil & Sabres Both Lost TOO !!!!!!!!!!

  10. jscullion

    April 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Metz, i just found out that they took Sid’s 50th away and gave it to Guerin! Looks like Sid has two more games to try and get it!!!