LOS ANGELES – The ritualistic passing of the Stanley Cup between teammates is only the appetizer for the joyous chaos that follows, as players and coaches and trainers and management and interns and mascots and family and media and pretty much everyone else tangentially related to the Los Angeles Kings crowded the ice after Game 5.
Let’s take a look around, shall we?
Oh this guy has jokes. But congrats to all the dads out there whose sons just lifted the Stanley Cup.
If you haven't read it, Leahy has all the details on Chris Sutter, Darryl Sutter's son seen here raising the Cup. Great story.
Here's the second most heartwarming moment of the postgame, right Flyers fans?
Marian Gaborik raises the Cup for the first time. In his career, not, like, that night.
There were many, many children on the ice. Some of them ended up in Robyn Regehr's arms. Some did little figure skating routines on the ice. Almost all of them were Mike Richards' and Jeff Carter's. (Just kidding! They're all back in Philly.)
Here's Colin Fraser and his son. I mean, this is obviously a Shirsy Foul, but it's almost Father's Day. We're no monsters.
At one point, Dustin Brown started snapping photos of his teammates with the Stanley Cup. And that's why he wears the 'C'.
Finally, here’s Brown taking the Cup back to the dressing room where it will be used to drink many, many different liquids. Many.