The Pittsburgh Penguins won their fifth Stanley Cup on Sunday night, a moment that was shared across all areas of their organization.
Their players will always remember the sacrifices they had to make to make along the way, and all the extraordinary moments they had to play through to be able to stitch their names in history. Helping celebrate their historic accomplishment were their families, who shared the spotlight as soon as the Penguins were awarded the Stanley Cup for the second straight year.
Just like in any family, the baby is undoubtedly the centre of attention, and after the Penguins’ victory in Game 6, the little ones had a chance to celebrate by getting as close to the Cup as humanly possible.
Baby Rowney. pic.twitter.com/jL9yugHOZw
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 12, 2017
While the babies had the privilege of sitting inside Lord Stanley’s Mug, some of the older kids were already celebrating like the pros – starting with Matt Cullen‘s son, who tried to shower his dad with Gatorade:
Other youngsters clearly caught onto another famous tradition, giving the Cup a big ol’ kiss
The kids weren’t the only ones who got to celebrate with the back-to-back champs. Before Evgeni Malkin got in a champagne fight with Phil Kessel, he was busy getting a smooch of his own.
While the players had to make sacrifices to become champions, it was nice to see them share their historic moment with their families, who without a doubt had to make a couple sacrifices of their own. Whether it was the player’s first, second, or even third Cup, the Penguins didn’t forget about those who made it all possible in the first place.
The Kessel Fam. pic.twitter.com/N1HJVnyWVK
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 12, 2017
On a night where it’s only natural to want to celebrate with your loved ones, Trevor Daley also beautifully reminded us how powerful family will always be:
It’s safe to think the Penguins and their families will continue celebrating well into the future.