- The Washington Times - Friday, June 12, 2009

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Thousands of jubilant people dressed in black and gold are on the streets of Pittsburgh celebrating the Penguins’ Stanley Cup title.

The Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday to win the Cup for the third time.

Drivers are honking their horns in reaction to fans’ shouts of “Go, Penguins!” A truck with men waving a homemade replica of the Cup is going around Pittsburgh’s South Side to the cheers of crowds.

Washington, Pa., lawyer James Weaver watched the game with friends in a Pittsburgh bar. He calls Pittsburgh “the city of champions again.”

Fans are drinking openly in the streets. Police had made plans in case things got out of control. Officers on horseback and in riot gear have been keeping revelers in check.

More than 80 people were arrested during celebrations following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl victory in February.



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