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.
— Tommy McFLY (@TommyMcFLY) June 8, 2018
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.
I’m sure Abe has seen many things, but has he met Stanley? Caps video coach Tim Ohashi starts his day at the Lincoln Memorial (Washington, DC) #StanleyCup @Capitals @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/gB41Ui9l3k
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 2, 2018
And Brooks Orpik, who was still in DC, and Osahshi then took it to Montgomery County to meet with some special people.
Thank you to the @NHL @Capitals Brooks Orpik and @TimOhashi from the Washington Capitals coaching staff for stopping by the 2nd District Station this afternoon with the #StanleyCup! #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/LwyX9cPVbx
— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) July 2, 2018
Annapolis on Tuesday July 3 was a day we won’t forget.
— Q (@carqlinebello) July 3, 2018
There was a very special time during the Annapolis visit, as the Capitals brought the Cup to the Capital Gazette for an emotional visit.
— Uly (@y00lz) July 3, 2018
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.
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 4, 2018
John Carlson did his day with the Stanley Cup right 👏 pic.twitter.com/YcNoJv2Z3l
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) July 5, 2018
July 5 it was back to Arlington, Virginia and a visit with assistant equipment manager Dave Marin and his family.
Dave Marin, Capitals Assistant Equipment Manager, and his wife, Rachel, begin a relaxing day with the #StanleyCup and their 10 week old daughter, Brynn. (Arlington, VA) @Capitals @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/hYROYyN0Tl
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 5, 2018
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!!
Caps are here! #ALLCAPS
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 6, 2018
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)