The Chronicles of Stanley is an occasional series this summer that tracks the Los Angeles Kings as they enjoy their special alone time with the Stanley Cup.
With the NHL Awards set for Tuesday night in Las Vegas, the Stanley Cup made its way to the desert this weekend. And naturally, since they only just recently got it back and weren't willing to part with it so soon, the Los Angeles Kings went with it.
Since it's Vegas, the Cup and its winners arrived well before the weekend began on Friday, and spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday partying with their prize. The result: some pretty excellent photos from what appear to be some truly insane parties.
Here are the Kings, posing with Lord Stanley's mug at Beacher's Madhouse, and without a care in the world.
But they've let their guard down and OH MY GOD KNOCKOFF BIG BIRD IS COMING RIGHT AT THEM. Tyler Toffoli, look out!
What would a Las Vegas party be without weird celebrity impersonators? I can't wait for @HistoryinPics to start tweeting this one as "Pee Wee Herman, Johnny Depp and Sly Stallone pose with the Stanley Cup."
Similarly, what would any party be without professional party-attender Paris Hilton? Not a party at all, that's what. Why, if you want Paris Hilton to come to your house, just shout "Party over here!" and she should appear in a puff of smoke. Here she is posing with Literally Li'l Wayne.
Submitted for the approval of the midnight society: here's a little nightmare fuel for you all.
Close your eyes. Isn't is weird how Barney is still there, planning to kill you? Go to sleep. Isn't it weird that he's still there? Open your eyes. He's in your bedroom now. Isn't it weird?
Bailey may have risen to great heights for a lion, but he's still Bailey from the block, and he's got time for all the other lions out there. Here he is at the MGM Grand giving this lion statue a little taste of Cup champagne.
Behold, arguably the greatest Stanley Cup Cake of all-time, presented by The Cupcakery in Las Vegas, because if anyone knows Cup cakes, it's a place that sells cupcakes.
And finally, the greatest Stanley Cup photo that has ever been taken:
It's Li'l Miley, y'all! According to sources, this woman wasn't even invited to the party, but she came in like a wrecking ball.