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Pens Coach Has Big Football Weekend
Sep 8, 2008, 2:55 PM EDT
Penguins Michel Therrien had a typical weekend for a Pittsburgher in September – he went to three football games in three days.

Therrien attended the Chartiers Valley-Yough high school game Friday night; traveled to Happy Valley to watch Penn State take on Oregon State Saturday; and joined the throng at Heinz Field for the Steelers’ opener against Houston on Sunday.

He was a special guest on the field for pre-game warmups at both the Penn State and Steelers games.

“It was an amazing experience to watch all these levels of football,” said Therrien, who grew up in Montreal and played hockey and baseball as a youngster. “The fans are so passionate. They really get behind their teams. It’s really great to see.”

Therrien had a chance to speak with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin before the 38-17 win over Houston.  He’d written Tomlin a note offering best wishes for the season earlier in the week.

Tomlin, a big Penguins’ fan, was in attendance for many of the Pen’ playoff games during the club’s run to the Stanley Cup finals.

“I got a chance to speak with Mike and wish him good luck in person,” Therrien said. “It was an amazing experience to be down on the field before the game, to see all those guys, and it was great to have the Steelers open the season with a big win.”
 
 
Statistics:
2007-2008 Regular Season
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Malkin 82 47 59 16 106
S. Crosby 53 24 48 18 72
M. Hossa 72 29 37 -14 66
S. Gonchar 78 12 53 13 65
P. Sykora 81 28 35 1 63
R. Malone 77 27 24 14 51
R. Whitney 76 12 28 -2 40
J. Staal 82 12 16 -5 28
P. Dupuis 78 12 15 0 27
M. Talbot 63 12 14 8 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Fleury 19 10 2 .921 2.33
T. Conklin 18 8 5 .923 2.51
Full Team Stats >>
 
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