Adding the Steelers touch: Once the two goalies came up with the idea, the wheels were set in motion and Penguins equipment manager Dana Heinze jumped into action.
Fleury, Heinze and assistant equipment manager Danny Kroll sat down and went over some ideas while on the road, looking at pictures of Steelers helmets from Heinze's collection in the Penguins equipment room.
"The Steelers helmet is one of the most iconic football helmets there is," said Heinze
, who is a diehard Steelers fan, it was a labor of love as well helping to put the concept to work.
made sure the numbers were the same as the Steelers numbers, the American Flag is on the back, and even the helmet warning sticker will be put into place.
The original version of the helmet had a black strap on the back and Heinze
had a strap painted gold so it blended with the gold stripe on the helmet.
"We have all come together as organizations to help each other out," said Heinze
of the relationship with the Pittsburgh sports teams.