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Kopitar + adorable dog = best day with the Stanley Cup?

Jul 13, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT

Much like eating a Reese’s, there’s pretty much no wrong way to celebrate your day with the Stanley Cup.

Even so, Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar‘s day will be hard to “top.”

As cute as baby pictures can be, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than Kopitar eating cereal while his dog munches out of a doggie Stanley Cup (struggles to contain self):


Really, the bigger question is “Who grabbed the best shot of Kopitar and Gustl?”

Aside: Is anyone else a little bummed that his pooch isn’t named Shaggy Dogitar? No? OK, moving on …

The rest of the 26-year-old’s day with the Stanley Cup seems pretty cool if a bit more by-the-numbers (although the rarity of its travels to Slovenia earns serious bonus points), but Kings mascot Bailey brings a little bonus humor for your slow Sunday:

In case you want a bonus shot of Dogitar Gustl with Kopitar, here’s another from the star’s Instagram page:


For even more photos of Kopitar’s Cup adventure, check the Kings’ gallery.

  1. qauzaq - Jul 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    As if I needed another reason to love Kopi!!

  2. muttbolts91 - Jul 13, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Kopiwood that’s awesome

  3. 19to77 - Jul 13, 2014 at 8:39 PM



    If I die laughing now, let it be known for all eternity that it’s James O’Brien’s fault.

    • James O'Brien - Jul 13, 2014 at 11:02 PM

      Glad I’m not the only one who finds Dogitar funny.

  4. raleighcaniac - Jul 13, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    No other pro league will ever have a Stanley Cup and what the Cup actually means. Love the ‘day with the cup’ stories and pics. This ones great.

  5. elwaysmilehighdenver - Jul 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Great story and pictures JO’B. That is a perfect example of why the NHL will always have the most exciting championship of the 4 major sports!

  6. purpleguy - Jul 14, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Looks like Anze lives in a double-wide — maybe that’s the dogitar’s shack.

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      Based on the sink faucet and the handles on his cabinet, he is certainly not living in a double wide.

  7. jcmeyer10 - Jul 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Found my new favorite non Bruin player. I am sure he got a bit silly with it too but this is too cute.

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