For Valentine’s Day this year, choose the Pittsburgh Penguins

It’s Valentine’ Day, and whether you have a date or not, the Pittsburgh Penguins will always be there for you—whether it’s game day or not

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals square off on Valentine’s Day on national television, and it couldn’t be more fitting! Caps forwards Tom Wilson, T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin against Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang?

You cannot convince me that there’s a better love story out there.

The Penguins and the Capitals have long been secret admirers of each other, and I’m sure their game on Valentine’s Day will just be another example of a clean, apathetic contest. That’s hockey for you!

OK, OK. Maybe the Pens and Caps won’t exactly be that loving Sunday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spread the love with some Penguins inspired holiday cards.

The Penguins’ Twitter account has you covered with your Pens’ Valentine’s cards.

Whether you’re a fan of newly signed Mark Jankowski, long-time defenseman Kris Letang, new No. 1 goaltender Tristan Jarry or first round pick-turned trade bait-turned-reacquired Kasperi Kapanen, there’s a card for you.

And if you want another Pens player, all you have to do is ask. As evidenced by rookie defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph’s junior hockey team, the Charlottetown Islanders, asking the Pens for a card designed around their former star.

The Penguins’ website features more Valentine’s cards, with the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel, among others, having their own custom made cards.

While the Pens might not always inspiring that warm, loving feeling, especially so far this season when watching them play, they do have that true love sort of feeling this past decade. The Pens have given us so, so much in the past.

When the Pens were floundering in the mid-2010s, they heard our pleas for them to change. To get better. And they actually pulled it off, and for two glorious seasons, it was the truest of love as the Pens sat on top of the NHL world.

It hasn’t been smooth sailing since, with rocky regular seasons and disappointing playoff exits, but we love our Penguins and we always will. And they’ll get better again.

Choose the Pens for your Valentine this season.