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July 30, 2012 9:00 am

Stanley’s big weekend

The Stanley Cup tour continues, and this weekend it spent time with two players who played a big role in bringing it to Los Angeles. Dustin Brown had the Cup in Ithaca, N.Y., while Jonathan Quick had it in Connecticut. Some of the pictures that come out of these trips are just priceless. Here are a couples stories about the homecomings of Brown and Quick, followed by a couple pictures. First, it’s the cake presented to Quick for his Cup party (courtesy of Phil Pritchard’s “Keeper of the Cup” Twitter), followed by a shot of Brown’s not-so-routine trip to the grocery story for some beverages (courtesy of Fox/Turner reporter Jamie Maggio’s Twitter). Also, the updated “Stanley Cup Tracker” map can be found by clicking here.

Dustin Brown’s Cup runneth over in triumphant return to Ithaca (

Dustin Brown brings Stanley Cup to hometown (USA Today)

Jonathan Quick enjoying life on top of the NHL world (Stamford Advocate)

[UPDATE: For those who have been asking for a larger view of the cake, here’s an attempt at some help. If they were really creative, they would have included Patrik Elias stealing the puck…]

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