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Penguins’ Fleury to wear Steelers-themed mask at Soldier Field

Feb 25, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Chicago Blackhawks in the next Stadium Series game at Soldier Field in Chicago, so it makes sense that Marc-Andre Fleury is giving a nod to the Steelers with his mask.

His agent Alan Walsh passed along this image of the mask by Stephane Bergeron.

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It’s not the first time Fleury acknowledged the Penguins’ NFL cousins, as he went out with a real Steelers helmet to support the team before an eventual Super Bowl loss to the Green Bay Packers back in 2011:

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Bergeron also designed Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford’s mask, which sadly doesn’t evoke Mike Ditka or even the intense look in Mike Singeltary’s eyes.

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Is it too late to throw in a Jim McMahon bandanna, at least?

  1. c9castine - Feb 26, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    pretty sharp i guess. if you like helmets.

  2. deezenucks - Feb 26, 2014 at 2:58 AM

    Flowers mask is awesome!! And I’m not even a steelers fan

  3. ironman721 - Feb 26, 2014 at 6:30 AM

    Should wear it every game. Nice mask!

  4. chanceoffleury - Feb 26, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Even so detailed as to only put the logo on one side! So Awesome!!

  5. patthehockeyfan - Feb 26, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    “Bergeron also designed Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford’s mask, which sadly doesn’t evoke Mike Ditka or even the intense look in Mike Singeltary’s eyes.”

    Or, Jim McMahon’s sunglasses.

    Yes, I know he developed eye problems and had to wear the glasses; but, when I think of the Bears, Jim McMahon is one of the first pictures that comes to mind.

    Also, sadly, back in September 2012, McMahon announced that he was suffering from early-stage dementia. I hope that he’s coping.

  6. comeonnowguys - Feb 26, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Come on–Ditka (coach version) and Singletary? Two of the most overrated Bears in team history.

    • comeonnowguys - Feb 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      Not sure if I’m hoping the thumbers-down are mostly out-of-towners, or mostly meatball Chicago fans who cling desperately to the 85 team.

      • imgoingtowichita - Feb 26, 2014 at 2:16 PM

        Why does it matter? You’ve said how you feel.

      • comeonnowguys - Feb 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM

        It matters because I’m a special snowflake and everything I do is precious.

  7. hockeydon10 - Feb 26, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    I don’t like the Pens but I have to admit that’s a pretty sharp looking helmet.

  8. sjsharks66 - Feb 26, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Compared to the Hawks stadium mask. This is pretty boring. Interesting, just not that impressive.

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