A Denver couple received a special delivery — by accident — earlier this week when the Stanley Cup arrived at their home.
According to the local NBC affiliate, Dmitri Rudenko and his husband Kit Karbler were at home Monday when a vehicle started backing into their driveway. The driver then got out of the car and opened the trunk to reveal the Stanley Cup, which the Avalanche had just won on Friday.
"I was the first one who saw the car being parked in our driveway. I saw the car backing up," Rudenko told NBC News.
"The person opens the trunk and I saw the case and I recognized it, because I watched the final [Stanley Cup] games," he said. "Jokingly said, 'Is that the Stanley Cup?' And he says, 'Yes!'"
The Cup was meant to be delivered to the home of Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog, who lives nearby and whose home address is one number off from Rudenko and Karbler. NBC reports a large tree in the couple's front yard blocks their address number, which led to the mix up.
The couple adds that the keepers of the Cup were nice enough to let them spend some time with hockey's greatest prize before delivering it to its proper destination.
"They’re only one digit off," Karbler said. "Because of that one digit, it was fortuitous for us!"