650000 celebrate at Penguins Stanley Cup parade
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 9:26
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray missed the first chunk of the 2017 postseason, conceding the net to veteran former starter Marc-Andre Fleury while he sat out with injury. Here from pos-gazette.com are the details of the parade.
If it wasn't enough that the Penguins had the best player in the world, they have another who some might consider to be the second-best.
Throughout the Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade Wednesday, there seemed to be quite a few feel-good moments in the streets of Pittsburgh.
It capped off back to back Stanley Cup victories for Pittsburgh, the first team to do so in the salary cap era.
Bovada has released early odds to win the 2018 Stanley Cup, and gives the Pens the best odds to conduct a three-peat, as they now sit at 9/1. "I think, first of all, most coaches don't have that type of decision because they don't have two No. 1 Stanley Cup-winning goaltenders at their disposal like we do". "Playing with someone that long, going through what we did, it's pretty special".
Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan has faced plenty of tough decisions during his time as a bench boss, but perhaps none as hard as the one he faced prior to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators.
Fleury has seen the Penguins at their worst and he's helped build the dynasty that now has three Stanley Cups in the last nine years.
Crosby is only the third player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in back-to-back seasons, that's 99 years of hockey, just let that sink in for a minute.
It's not known if Matt Cullen will extend his career, but if he does it would nearly certainly be as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Eastern time. For the second time in as many years, downtown Pittsburgh will be jam packed as they prepare to honor their heroes of the ice. "You can't go in there expecting anything different". We worked all year to get to this point.
As one of the powerhouses in the National Hockey League for virtually the entire year, the Penguins were viewed as favorites to go all the way most of the time.
Mike Fisher posted a attractive photo of the team's home, Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, on his Instagram page and wrote a poignant message thanking the fans for an "unforgettable year".