The Stanley Cup is on the move.
Moments after the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, the team was presented with Lord Stanley's Cup. After a champagne-soaked celebration in the visitors' locker room in Boston, the team and its prize were on a plane back to Chicago.
Neither the team nor its fans let the lateness of the arrival at O'Hare on Tuesday morning temper the party. The team touched down shortly after 4 a.m. and was greeted by a welcoming party that included about a dozen fire trucks and even more police cars, according to The Associated Press. Before each player gets his own day with the Stanley Cup, it will be the guest of honor at a series of celebrations in Chicago.
Although the official victory parade won't take place until later this week, the Blackhawks and the Cup were already out on the town early Tuesday morning.
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Leaving The Hyatt
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Spotted At The Hyatt
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Hyatt Regency Chicago
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Rally Wraps Up
Duncan Keith closes the celebration with a congratulatory speech to the city of Chicago and works in a quote from 'Braveheart'.
Where will the Cup go next?
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Blackhawks players award championship belt to team MVP Corey Crawford, who promptly drops the first parade f-bomb. Pure joy.— Hockey Central (@SNHockeyCentral) June 28, 2013
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CSN Blackhawks Rally Livestream: VIDEO
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Pat Foley Speech
"We know we have the best fans in the world, and now you know you have the best hockey team in the world." - Pat Foley, Chicago Blackhawks TV announcer
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Crowd At The Post Parade Rally
This city is pretty darn great. pic.twitter.com/uMeuMwXof0— Nina Falcone (@NinaFalcone) June 28, 2013