Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Hundreds of thousands of fans crowded two of Downtown’s widest boulevards today as the Penguins returned hockey’s biggest prize to Pittsburgh.
Massive cheers echoed throughout the Grant Street corridor, as viewers hung from windows at the federal courthouse, filled up steps at the U.S. Steel Tower and the Mellon building, and waved from open windows in the Koppers building.
As he did after Game 7, Crosby lifted the cup above his head and told the crowd today was better than he ever dreamed. He sounded choked-up as he thanked the crowd and the ownership for giving the team a chance to win every year.
When Guerin took the stage, the crowd chanted “One more year,” a reference to the mid-season trade that brought the veteran winger here for the rest of the year. Guerin has said he would like to stay with the team.
The crowd estimate of 375,000 bettered the 350,000 for the Steelers Super Bowl parade in February.