The Stanley Cup has already been damaged by the Colorado Avalanche. According to our stats, this is the quickest a Stanley Cup has ever been damaged
It didn’t take long for the Colorado Avalanche to make their imprint on the Stanley Cup, and it wasn’t a good one, as the NHL champs dented the prestigious trophy barely five minutes into their wild celebration!
On Sunday, the Colorado Avalanche won their third championship in team history by claiming victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the sixth and final game of the series by a score of 2-1.
The champions were understandably ecstatic after claiming the ship, but star wing Nicolas Aubé-Kubel was a bit too ecstatic, as he tripped on the ice while posing for a group photo with Lord Stanley, denting the hardware in the process!!
The amusing incident occurred within minutes after the final bell, so you cannot even blame alcohol for the gaffe.
In either case, the players watched in dread as the trophy made contact with the ice; however, the custodian of the cup, Philip Pritchard, has stated that the problem will be remedied at some point in the not-too-distant future.
As for the remainder of the celebration, it was insanity; the players danced and sung their hearts out to “Dancing in the Moonlight” while champagne flowed freely throughout the locker room; all of this occurred while they were trying to protect the Cup from receiving any further damage.
The citizens of Denver were also celebrating the monumental victory by lighting fireworks and having a good time after the game.