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Monday, June 12, 2017

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins announce Stanley Cup victory parade route
CP photo by Luke Thor Travis
Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup championship parade, 2016.
There were catfish on the ice, an alleged claim of halitosis and some up-and-down goal keeping, but the Pittsburgh Penguins still emerged victorious in the Stanley Cup Finals. On June 11, the Pens defeated the somewhat stupidly named Nashville Predators by a score of 2-0, winning the series in six games.

This is the second straight Stanley Cup for the Penguins, and city and Allegheny County officials want to celebrate with you Downtown. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's office sent a press release indicating the Pens championship parade will be held on Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. in Downtown.

The parade route will begin at the intersection of Grant Street and Liberty Avenue, traveling down Grant Street to Boulevard of the Allies. From there, the route will head down Boulevard of the Allies toward Point State Park, where it will terminate. A stage will be set up on Point State Park's lawn (the one closest to the city streets), where Penguins personnel and players will give celebratory remarks.

City of Pittsburgh Public Works employees will be setting up barriers beginning Tue., June 13, in the evening and during the following morning. Road closures will being at 9 a.m. on Wed., June 14.  

Pittsburgh officials advise parade watchers to wear warm-weather, waterproof attire and bring plenty of water, as Wednesday's forecast predicts a high of 84 degrees, high humidity and possible thunderstorms.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Posted By on Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Hockey fans in Pittsburgh donned black-and-gold attire and swarmed Downtown Wednesday night, as the Pittsburgh Penguins took on the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The “Big Screen” was back outside Consol Energy Center, showing the game for free to fans gathered outside. Handmade signs, Penguins face paint and big smiles were seen throughout the crowd, as the Penguins won 2-1 in overtime, putting them ahead 2-0 in the best-of-seven NHL championship series. The Pens play Game 3 this Saturday night in San Jose.

Check out our photos below from last night’s festivities outside Consol Energy Center.

All photos by Luke Thor Travis.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 12:03 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Eastern Conference finals in Pittsburgh last night, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning with a final score of 2-1 in an action-packed Game 7. During the game, fans cheered on the team on the "Big Screen," a free outdoor viewing of the game set up outside Consol Energy Center during every home game of the playoffs. Only, the Big Screen stopped working during last night's game because of technical difficulties, so fans outside the arena were forced to watch the team win ... on their smart phones.

Photographer Aaron Warnick was there covering the event. Check out his photos below of the excitement.

The Pittsburgh Penguins now advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they'll play the San Jose Sharks in the best-of-seven NHL championship series, starting Monday in Pittsburgh.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Posted By on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 5:22 PM

Pens fans gathered in Market Square this morning for a Penguins Playoff Rally to cheer on the team before their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff game against the Washington Capitals tonight at CONSOL Energy Center.

Despite the rain, fans took selfies with Penguins mascot Iceburgh, spun a Penguins Prize Wheel and cheered on the team along with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. Don't have tickets to tonight's game? You can watch the game for free on the big screen outside the arena.

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