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Stanley Cup Final

Quick look at Stanley Cup Final cities

Facts, figures about San Jose, Pittsburgh in advance of Game 1 between Sharks, Penguins

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks will play Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports).

Here are some facts and figures about the two cities (and their surrounding areas) that will play host to the Final:

Metro-area population
Pittsburgh: 2.3 million
San Jose: 1.9 million

Pittsburgh: Steel City
San Jose: Capital of Silicon Valley

NHL arena
Pittsburgh: Consol Energy Center (Opened in 2010)
San Jose: SAP Center (Opened in 1993)

Most notable industry
Pittsburgh: Steel
San Jose: Technology

Local song
Pittsburgh: "Black and Yellow," Wiz Khalifa
San Jose: "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," Dionne Warwick

Famous hometown hero
Pittsburgh: Dan Marino (Quarterback for University of Pittsburgh, Miami Dolphins)
San Jose: Peggy Fleming (Gold medalist in figure skating at 1968 Winter Olympics)

Most recent pro sports championship
Pittsburgh: Penguins (2009)
San Jose: Golden State Warriors, NBA (2015)

Highest profile college/university
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh
San Jose: Stanford University

When NHL arrived
Pittsburgh: 1967
San Jose: 1991

Outdoor NHL game
Pittsburgh: 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic (Penguins vs. Washington Capitals, Heinz Field)
San Jose: 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series (Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings, Levi's Stadium)

Most recent NHL 50-goal scorer
Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin (50 goals in 2011-12)
San Jose: Jonathan Cheechoo (56 goals in 2005-06)

Loveable NHL player who called city home
Pittsburgh: Jaromir Jagr (His 1,079 points rank second on Penguins' all-time scoring list)
San Jose: Teemu Selanne (Had 131 points in 176 games in two-plus seasons with Sharks)

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