Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate Stanley Cup win - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate Stanley Cup win

Posted: Updated:
PITTSBURGH -

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.”

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army

    Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:48 PM EST2018-02-25 03:48:18 GMT
    (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Pet...(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Pet...
    Restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin is indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls, but he also runs a sprawling media empire advancing the Kremlin's agenda.More >>
    Restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin is indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls, but he also runs a sprawling media empire advancing the Kremlin's agenda.More >>
  • Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

    Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-25 03:46:58 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Margarita Lasalle, a bookkeeper and Joellen Berman, a guidance data specialist, look at a memorial Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 as teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High S...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Margarita Lasalle, a bookkeeper and Joellen Berman, a guidance data specialist, look at a memorial Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 as teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High S...
    A woman close the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI he had rifles and said, "I know he is going to explode.".More >>
    A woman close the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI he had rifles and said, "I know he is going to explode.".More >>
  • Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade crosses N Carolina

    Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade crosses N Carolina

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-25 03:46:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File). FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at h...(AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File). FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at h...
    The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.More >>
    The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms