Stanley’s at Home in the DMV

The Stanley Cup made its first appearance in the Washington DC area on June 8 when Alex Ovechkin and Nick Backstrom hoisted the Cup over their head in the door of an airplane at Dulles.

From then on it has been one event after another. This past week the Capitals players and staff began to have their own time with Lord Stanley. Some holders of the cup want to have personal (meaning not publicized) time with family/friends while others welcomed the coverage of their time. And each celebrated in their own special way:

Starting on 2 July, Caps video coach Tim Ohashi raised it up on the steps of Lincoln Memorial.

And Brooks Orpik, who was still in DC, and Osahshi then took it to Montgomery County to meet with some special people.

Annapolis on Tuesday July 3 was a day we won’t forget.

There was a very special time during the Annapolis visit, as the Capitals brought the Cup to the Capital Gazette for an emotional visit.

July 4, John and Gina Carlson used their day as an opportunity to raise funds for a charity they have supported for several years. Along the way they made a few very special stops which our friends at NBC Sports captured.

July 5 it was back to Arlington, Virginia and a visit with assistant equipment manager Dave Marin and his family.

On Thursday the big guy hopped a plane to Russia to begin the international leg of the summer. In the coming days we know when a few of the players will have their day.

July 7 To Russia with Love! Ovi day!!

It is possible that Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov will have time during the Russia visit as well since they are in country. If not now then in August when the Cup returns to Europe.

July 10 Michal Kempny

July 11 Jakub Vrana

The Cup will then return to the United States for the next phase of the journey before closing out July.

July 22 Matt Niskanen

July 24 TJ Oshie and Shane Gerish

July 26 Todd Reirden

(Photos from media sources around the DMV)

Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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