He Shoots and Scores! True Love Overcomes Hockey Rivalry

Can a Pens' fan and a Flyers' fan live together without driving each other crazy?

photo via Robbie Wright's Instagram


It's not exactly the Hatfields and the McCoys –– but it's close. A diehard Pittsburgh Penguins fan popped the question to an equally ardent Philadelphia Flyers fan over the weekend. Wearing a Phil Kessel jersey, Robbie Wright dropped to a knee in Philadelphia Saturday to ask his longtime girlfriend Amanda (wearing a Shayne Gostisbehere jersey) to marry him.  

She said yes, and a few hours later Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh to secure the Flyers a spot in the playoffs. 

Robbie admitted that he took some heat on Twitter for the timing of his proposal.

But there were others, including Flyers reporter John Boruk, who took the high road. 

We know the REAL reason the Flyers won Saturday was because Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang were given the day off to avoid injury going into the playoffs.

––Richard Cook


photos provided by Pittsburgh Penguins


#GoldRush: Pens Playoff Jerseys

Speaking of the playoffs, the Penguins announced Monday the players will wear their “Pittsburgh Gold” uniforms for all home games during the Stanley Cup playoffs and will distribute gold T-shirts and rally towels to create a “Gold Rush” at CONSOL Energy Center.

The “Pittsburgh Gold” design has been the Penguins’ third jersey for the past two seasons. It is virtually identical to the black-and-gold design the Penguins wore during the 1980s and in the Stanley Cup championship seasons of 1990-91 and 1991-92, the team said in a statement on its website.

The Penguins open the playoffs on Wednesday when they host the New York Rangers at 8 p.m. Pittsburgh Gold T-shirts and towels will be distributed to all fans attending each playoff home game.



#Nowait: There's More

The one downside to living in a town with so many hot and trendy restaurants is the often long wait for a table. The Nowait app, developed in Pittsburgh, eliminates that issue by allowing users to sign in to a virtual queue at a restaurant whenever they want. You don’t even have to be at the restaurant. Is the wait time at BRGR 45 minutes? Get in line with Nowait 20 minutes before you leave your house. Users get a text when their table is ready. 

Let's say you've enjoyed your meal but are in a hurry to move on? Nowait now has an answer for that by adding mobile payments into its application. Soon, all of its users will be able to pay quickly, without having to wait for the check. The new system is a big hit in Pittsburgh, where it's being tested right now.

“Restaurants are seeing faster table turns, servers are seeing substantially higher tips, and consumers save five to 10 minutes at the end of the meal,” Nowait CEO Ware Sykes tells TechCrunch.

So far, 20 restaurants have signed up to beta test mobile payments, and half have gone live. Nowait will roll out the service to its other customers later this year, according to TechCrunch.

Nowait is available for free in the Apple and Android app stores.

–Nuria Marquez

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