In Orbiter Processing Facility-2, Lord Stanley's Cup sits in the flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis, on January 18, 2012. The Stanley Cup was awarded to the Boston Bruins after winning the 2011 National Hockey League Championship. Jeremy Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Delaware North Companies and owner of the Boston Bruins, had brought the cup to Florida for Kennedy and Delaware North employees to view and take photographs. (NASA/Kim Shiflett)
NHL goaltenders that carried their teams to the Stanley Cup Final - May 2, 2017: ED BELFOUR: Belfour posted consecutive playoff masterpieces, between 1998-99 and and 1999-2000 campaigns. In the 1999 playoffs, after which he hoisted Lord Stanley's Mug, Belfour posted a .930 save percentage and 1.67 goals-against average for the Dallas Stars.
The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the NHL playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. Originally commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy is named for Lord Stanley of Preston, then–Governor General of Canada, who awarded it to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club, which the entire Stanley family supported First awarded in 1893 to Montreal HC.