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Bruins extend Cup party with parade

Updated: June 19, 2011, 10:59 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Rays of sunlight beamed off the always-shiny Stanley Cup as it was held high by Boston Bruins players, its return to Boston after 39 years bringing hundreds of thousands of fans to yet another championship parade in the city.

"More overwhelming than I expected," veteran forward Shawn Thornton said after riding one of the 18 colorful duck boats on a route that started at TD Garden and ended in raucous Copley Plaza. "Unbelievable turnout. I didn't know that many people ...

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