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Jeff Zatkoff took the Stanley Cup for the ride of its life

By Brendan Maloy
July 15, 2016

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The Stanley Cup visited Cary, North Carolina, home of Jeff Zatkoff who served as the Penguins backup goalie during the team’s run to the championship, and while the storied trophy was there it got to experience the thrill of a lifetime: a ride down a water slide.

Zatkoff very carefully scooted down the twists and turns of the slide while holding hockey’s most prized trophy much to the delight of everyone swimming in the local pool.

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All the swimming worked up the Cup’s appetite so Zatkoff stopped to get something to eat with it as well.

Zatkoff signed with the Kings on the first day of free agency, so he will not have to worry about any of his teammates yelling at him for making the trophy smell like chlorine and fries.

Friday is Penguins star Sidney Crosby’s day with the Stanley Cup, but the Conn Smythe trophy winner will have a hard time showing it a better time than Zatkoff did.

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