Hundreds of thousands line streets of Pittsburgh for Stanley Cup celebration

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang holds the Stanley Cup overhead in front of some of the crowd packing a parking lot along the victory parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Penguins fans wave and cheer as members of the team go by along the victory parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL Stanley Cup hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang kisses the Stanley Cup along the victory parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby waves to the crowd while holding onto the Stanley Cup while riding along the victory parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Streamers and confetti fall around Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby as he holds onto the Stanley Cup while riding in the victory parade in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A policeman from the University of Pittsburgh, right, takes a photograph of Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang as he carries the Stanley Cup along the victory parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino greets fans along the Stanley Cup NHL hockey champions parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin, left, and Phil Kessel acknowledge fans along the victory parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust, left, and goalie Matt Murray wave to fans along the victory parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) hands off the Stanley Cup to team captain Sidney Crosby along the victory parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Streamers and confetti fall around Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby as he holds onto the Stanley Cup while riding along in the victory parade route in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Jun 15, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Parade goers watch from a parking garage as Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) carries the cup during the Stanley Cup championship parade and celebration in downtown Pittsburgh. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) waves to the crowd during the Stanley Cup championship parade and celebration in downtown Pittsburgh. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (62) and right wing Phil Kessel (81) wave to the crowd during the Stanley Cup championship parade and celebration in downtown Pittsburgh. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) lifts the cup during the Stanley Cup championship parade and celebration in downtown Pittsburgh. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 15: Bryan Rust #17 and Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate during the Victory Parade and Rally on June 15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the NHL Stanley Cup. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 15: Bryan Rust #17 and Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate during the Victory Parade and Rally on June 15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the NHL Stanley Cup. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 15: Penguins fans celebrate during the Victory Parade and Rally on June 15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the NHL Stanley Cup. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 15: Penguins fans celebrate during the Victory Parade and Rally on June 15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the NHL Stanley Cup. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Penguins fans line the streets as Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary, left, and Tom Kuhnhackl ride by in the bed of a pickup truck during the Stanley Cup victory parade in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
The Prince of Wales trophy, left, and the Stanley Cup are on top of one of thr trucks in the Pittsburgh Penguins victory parade in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the NHL hockey championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks Sunday night to win their first Stanley Cup since 2009, and the fourth in team history. Citizens of Pittsburgh, obviously thrilled by the victory, came out in droves for the team's celebratory parade on Wednesday.

Officials estimate that the number of people lining the streets reached 400,000, which is impressive considering the city itself is home to just over 300,000.

Joining the players on their trip through downtown Pittsburgh were the Prince of Wales Trophy awarded to the Eastern Conference champions, the Conn Smythe trophy awarded to Sidney Crosby as postseason Most Valuable Player and, of course, the Stanley Cup.

Click through the slideshow above to see scenes from the Penguins' well-deserved victory parade through the streets of their thrilled city.

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