Penguins Raise Cup Banner

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins raised their Stanley Cup banner to the rafters before their opener against the New York Rangers on Friday night.

With the Stanley Cup on a table on the ice and the Prince of Wales, Art Ross and Conn Smythe trophies also on display in front of the 119th consecutive sellout at Mellon Arena, the Penguins' players surrounded a trunk containing the banner that represents the franchise's third championship.

Then, they watched as it was raised to a spot just inside the blue line in the end the Penguins shoot at first, about two-thirds of the way to the top of the inside of the steel, retractable dome over the facility.