Last time we checked in on Alexander Ovechkin he was compulsively hoisting the Stanley Cup in various spots around Nationals Park after throwing out a pair of ceremonial first pitches. It was an early afternoon game for the Nats, leaving Ovechkin with a whole evening of freedom. So how’d he spend it?
Alex Ovechkin brought the Stanley Cup to Nationals Park today, where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch of Saturday’s Giants-Nationals game. Well, okay, the first two pitches—Ovechkin made a funny mess of the first one:
I got paired up with Jim on senior retreat. Holy Ghost Prep, our high school in suburban Philadelphia, had shipped 36 of us to Delaware for spiritual guidance and sleep deprivation. On the last day, we had an activity where we had to make a gift for another person. Jim was a big hockey fan and player—his dad coached…
The NHL season is over, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have won their second straight Stanley Cup. They beat the Nashville Predators in six games, and so now their names will be engraved on the Stanley Cup for all eternity.
Pittsburgh Penguins winger Phil Kessel had his time with the Stanley Cup last week. His activities included celebrating with the Kessel clan and letting Grandma Kessel slug champagne out of the trophy. Look at her go:
The Stanley Cup is on summer vacation:
With the Blackhawks a win away from a championship, the Stanley Cup is making the trip from Toronto to Chicago. And just like any piece of carry-on luggage, it is subject to security checks.
The Tampa Bay Lightning squeaked by the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 to win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night, tying the series at one game apiece. Jason Garrison scored a power play goal nearly nine minutes into the third period, and it proved to be the game-winner for Tampa Bay.
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar celebrated his day with the Stanley Cup yesterday in his home country of Slovenia. Kopitar started his morning right by eating breakfast out of the cup with his dog, Gustl. For hygienic reasons, Gustl ate from his own mini trophy. Still adorable.
The Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings stopped by Dodgers Stadium today, and so did the cup itself. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took the opportunity to take a photo with the trophy. Look at those two pals!
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti either committed political suicide, or just became Mayor For Life. Addressing a rally for the Stanley Cup winners inside the Staples Center, Garcetti noted two rules of politics and then immediately broke both, to raucous applause.
The immediate aftermath of Alec Martinez's game-winning, double-overtime goal for the Stanley Cup on Friday night was a flash. Net, referee signals goal, and a Los Angeles mob around Martinez. It was great fun for the Kings, and absolute misery for the Rangers. Just look at all of these pictures of sad Henrik…
It's happening again. As Carey Price lay on the blue ice of his crease on Saturday afternoon, before he skated in a tentative circle, testing his weight on his knee, a familiar dread settled into the hearts of hockey fans across Canada. By Monday, Habs coach Michel Therrien had confirmed our worst fears: Price was out…
Last year we brought you this list of terms NBC hockey announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick used to describe passes in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, and then we set them to music. Now we're putting the power of Doc in your hands, with a clickable soundboard featuring 121 different clips of the legendary broadcaster's…
Via Kukla's Korner, this wonderful video shows a few seconds of each Stanley Cup ceremony dating back to the '49 Maple Leafs. Some old-timey differences are disconcerting (the top half of the trophy used to come off!), but on the whole, it's a reassuring reminder that the ultimate goal hasn't changed for 88 years.
The NHL rolled out a new playoff format this season, which some have found a bit confusing. To assist, an employee at Accenture—the world's largest consulting company—has passed along a presentation he made for his boss to explain the changes. This is a great pro bono service: Had you personally asked Accenture to…