To start off the night, all of the Penguins wore #87 jerseys for warmups - and the boys even followed Sid's pregame stretch routine which includes tying their skates.
The Penguins production team put together an incredible video highlighting some of the biggest moments of Sid's first 1,000 games. The video also included messages from Sid's family and some of his idols and friends.
The Messages From Former Teammates, Friends, And Competitors
Love From Other Pittsburgh Teams
Kudos to everyone in the Penguins organization for making this whole night extremely special not only for Sid, but for those that have grown up watching him. Sidney Crosby has done so much for youth hockey. He has inspired a whole new generation to fall in love with the game. You can see that each and every time you walk into a local rink in Western Pennsylvania.
If you missed my blog highlighting some of my favorite Crosby moments from over the years, you can check that out and reminisce with me HERE.