400,000 Pittsburgh fans come out to celebrate Penguins' Stanley Cup victory
Some 400,000 fans lined the streets of downtown Pittsburgh to celebrate the Penguins' latest Stanley Cup win.
The parade and rally just happened to take place exactly seven years to the day after the Penguins won their last NHL championship in 2009. And perhaps the victory was that much sweeter considering the Pens clawed back from being near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings in early December to beat the San Jose Sharks and win their fourth Stanley Cup.
Sidney Crosby holds onto the Stanley Cup.
"We were slow at one time but, man, were we fast when we finished," general manager Jim Rutherford told the crowd.
According to the Associated Press, some fans camped out the night before to nab a good spot for the 11:30 a.m. parade, despite overnight drizzle.
The one thing I've learned is this is one crazy sports town," said coach Mike Sullivan, who was hired to replace the fired Mike Johnston in December.
A policeman from the University of Pittsburgh takes a photograph of Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang.
Check out more shots of the players and fans celebrating below:
Bryan Rust whoops to the crowd.
Patric Hornqvist rallies the crowd.
Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle enjoy the ride.
Evgeni Malkin holds up the Cup.