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Photo: Penguins’ Bryan Rust, spooning the Stanley Cup


James OBrien

Young Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary played a role in Sidney Crosby winning a second Stanley Cup. It only makes sense that one of them would follow in Crosby’s footsteps as far as spending a day with the honored trophy.

Rust is getting his chance on Saturday, which must be surreal since’s Nick Cotsonika points out that he’s not that far removed from battling for playing time.

Part of that celebration involves evoking Crosby by taking a little nap with the silver chalice:

It’s not the only amusing image of Rust’s celebration, apparently.

Remember that ad about the Cup barely weighing anything when you’re lifting it up over your head? That probably doesn’t apply in the summer, when the adrenaline wears off.

Want more?’s Summer with Stanley series has more fun stuff regarding the Penguins’ days with the Cup.

Nick Bonino stands out, for one: