The season is over; the off-season is now upon us. Only this time, instead of an early exit, the Pittsburgh Penguins went the distance - and their off-season is going to be incredible, filled with Stanley Cup adventures (as the Stanley Cup itself is likely filled with multiple babies. Good timing, Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bonino).
And while there's still next season to look forward to, today is about celebration. So let's check in with what the Penguins themselves were posting last night and today...
First you've got a handful of rookies who are all pretty much in the same state of mind:
Can't wipe this smile off my face! #StanleyCup— Conor Sheary (@csheary13) June 13, 2016
Can't believe this is real #StanleyCup— Tom Kühnhackl (@Tkuhn14) June 13, 2016
This isn't real— Scott Wilson (@smiltztwo3) June 13, 2016
What a feeling pic.twitter.com/swYvklwXPc— Derrick Pouliot (@lordricky51) June 13, 2016
One of the best selfies Geno has ever taken:
Steve Oleksy played in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton all year, and it all came to this one great moment and personal milestone for him:
At 30 years old I had my first sip of alcohol from the only cup I'll ever drink out of. Honored to be a part of it! pic.twitter.com/8XOrEEzI2E— Steven Oleksy (@StevenOleksy) June 13, 2016
Brian Dumoulin kicked things off in Game 6:
Kris Letang got the Cup winner:
Thanks Pittsburgh for all the support pic.twitter.com/JjP4gbQ1xm— Kristopher Letang (@Letang_58) June 13, 2016
And Ian Cole has the best thanks of them all.
What a league, what a season, what a team, what a trophy. pic.twitter.com/3BRHq2KHCw— Ian Cole (@ICole28) June 13, 2016
A huge thank you to everyone that made this possible, all the way throughout my career, couldn't have done it without you.— Ian Cole (@ICole28) June 13, 2016
And to all our fans in Pittsburgh, thank you! Truly the best fans in sports. We're bringing Stanley home! pic.twitter.com/83k4osX5lT— Ian Cole (@ICole28) June 13, 2016
Thanks for the year, Pens! Here's a great off-season - and plenty of pictures on all your days with the Cup!