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Hundreds of thousands line streets of Pittsburgh for Stanley Cup celebration

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Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup victory parade
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Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup victory parade
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)
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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.

Pittsburgh Penguins Honored With Record-Breaking Parade

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