Mayor Promises Stanley Cup Parade, But Plans Unclear So Far
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A victory parade is in the works in Pittsburgh, after the Penguins successful defense of their championship.
Sidney Crosby and his mates hoisted the Stanley Cup on the ice in Nashville last night, after a tightly fought 2-0 win over the Predators. Crosby was awarded his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and goalie Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the first team to repeat as champion in nearly two decades.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says plans for the parade event are still being developed. Last year, the Penguins also clinched the Cup on a Sunday, and the parade was held the following Wednesday. About 400,000 fans lined streets downtown for that parade, the biggest celebration for any of the team's five Stanley Cup championships.
Allegheny County Airport Authority officials say there won't be a celebration at Pittsburgh International Airport when the Penguins return home late Monday. The team will not be coming through the main terminal and won't be visible to fans.