Passionate Pittsburghers filled every single Mellon Arena seat—all 16,940 of them—at every game for just the second time in team history and were well rewarded for their loyalty. During crunch time in the playoffs the Penguins went a remarkable 9-2 at the Igloo, including a perfect 3-0 in the finals. Pittsburgh is now 8-3 alltime at home in the finals.
ONE LAST FLURRY
The Penguins used a team effort to preserve a crucial series-tying 2-1 win in Game 6. Moments after defenseman Rob Scuderi scuttled two Detroit scoring chances in the crease, Brooks Orpik (44) kept Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk at bay as the final seconds ticked off, setting the stage for Pittsburgh's trophy winner in Detroit.
HIS CUP RUNNETH OVER
Three days after the Pens secured the Cup, the Steel City played host to some 375,000 confetti-tossing fans—nearly 75,000 more than attended a February Super Bowl fete for the hometown Steelers. With celebrants hanging from parking ramps along the downtown parade route, captain Sidney Crosby deemed the festivities "better than I ever dreamed."