The Pittsburgh Penguins had some other business to take care of in their first visit to Toronto this year.
Sure, there was a game. And with two days off until their next one, they had a bit of time to make another important stop: one to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
You see, though we approach the halfway mark of the 2016-17 NHL season, the Penguins are still the defending Stanley Cup champions. And with the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, the city they were in, well, they had a special donation to drop off.
A very beautiful, shiny, extremely important donation!
With a couple of players who own that very ring on hand...
... and one of them insisting on being a giant nerd.
Well, when you score a golden goal - and considering how it’s understandable Crosby may not have had much time or reason to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame since the 2010 Olympics - that makes sense.
And now, the Hockey Hall of Fame is that much greater, blessed with its newest ring - and one of the most beautiful ones there, no doubt.