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On June 11, the Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Nashville Predators in a 2-0 victory and won the Stanley Cup for the fifth time in franchise history. This is the second year in a row that the Pens have won the trophy, and an estimated 650,000 Pittsburghers turned out to celebrate today with a parade that stretched from Liberty Avenue, winding through Downtown and ending in Point State Park.

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Eager spectators from all over arrived hours early to wait for the parade to begin at 11 a.m.

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Kids in the crowd were given materials to make posters in order to pass the time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ol’ Two-Niner Phil Bourque, seen waving above, and Penguins radio announcer Mike Lange, seated inside the convertible, greet the crowd as the parade kicks off.

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Members of the Penguins Ice Crew help rev up the crowd before the players arrive.

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Forwards Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel make their way through the parade route, surrounded by onlooking fans.

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Two-time Stanley Cup Champion Phil Kessel waves to the crowd as his truck moves down the Boulevard of the Allies.

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Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist signs autographs for lucky fans.

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Ron Hainsey (left) and Mark Streit (right) look on as their truck continues on the parade route.

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Veteran netminder Marc-Andre Fleury shouts to fans chanting his name as his truck moves down Grant Street.

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Black and gold confetti falls onto fans during the parade.

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Rookie Jake Guentzel is all smiles as he high-fives spectators along the route.

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Penguins center Evgeni Malkin also took a turn high-fiving fans lined up along the Boulevard of the Allies.

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Penguins captain Sidney Crosby kisses the Stanley Cup as he raises it above his head in victory for cheering fans.

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