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Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate Stanley Cup win

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The Pittsburgh Penguins took a victory lap to remember on Wednesday.

The team paraded their fifth Stanley Cup in 26 years through the Steel City before more than half a million people.

As far as the eye could see, there was black and gold in the Steel City as Pens fans basked in the sun and the glory of becoming back-to-back Stanley Cup champions.

An estimated 650,000 supporters lined the streets for the victory parade.

Captain Sidney Crosby even took the Stanley Cup out of the truck for fans to touch it.

“We thank you guys from the bottom of our heart for the support we got throughout the course of this year,” said Penguins coach Mike Sullivan. “This team has been through a lot and you guys have been there every step of the way.”

How this team overcame injuries is what the Pens announcer says sets them apart from the previous winners. It's a sentiment shared by Crosby.

“You look at what we went through this year with all the injuries, I think it was 34 guys who played on our team this year on our roster, it was truly a team effort,” he said. “I’m so proud to be part of this group. Obviously, it was special to go back-to-back. We knew how thought that was going to be, but it’s an amazing group of guys, and it’s great to be able to share this with all of you.”

The sky is the limit now, and Coach Sullivan said they have their sights set on next year.

“I said a little something last year, and seeing if we could do this again. I wonder if we could repeat, or three-peat should I say,” he said. “Thank you very much.”

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