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Keep in mind that at this time, there was still no set plans for a new arena. Isle of Capri was promising to pay for a new one if they got the Pittsburgh casino license. The other two in the running weren't. There was no guarantee that we'd have a hockey team in a few seasons. Scary times as a Pens fan. Never want to go through that again.
After going dark for a second time (said to be an electrical fire later), the game finally resumed. Scuderi (in pre-legend form) trips Chad Kilger on a semi-breakaway and Kilger gets a penalty shot. Goal. 1-0 finish.
In the grand scheme, the chant I participated in that night really didn't do anything. In a time of uncertainty, it felt like we could make a difference. Thousands of people chanting for a new home for the team they love. It was probably the most chilling moment I've ever witnessed inside the Mellon."