WATCH: Colorado Avalanche dent Stanley Cup during postgame celebration

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Shortly after receiving the Stanley Cup, the Colorado Avalanche had a serious impact on the trophy. As the team gathered for a photo, Nicolas Aube-Kubel took a blob and gave the trophy a nice dent.

The Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 to win the series and win hockey’s most coveted award. Understandably, the Avs were excited to walk through the Amalie Arena with the Stanley Cup overhead, but Aube-Kubel came out too hot for the squad picture

Aube-Kubel hit a hook in the ice while joining his teammates and he went down hard, taking the Stanley Cup with him. That left a dent in the bottom of the trophy, but that didn’t seem to bother any of the Avs. Luckily for Aube-Kubel, the Stanley Cup has seen a lot and endured worse throughout its history.

It’s hard to blame the Avalanche for their boisterous celebration. Just five years ago, the team was in the NHL’s basement, and the franchise had to go through many changes and difficulties to get to this point.

Thanks to the efforts of general manager and Avalanche legend Joe Sakic, The Avalanche managed to build a juggernaut in just a few seasons. Colorado finished a 119-point regular season with a Stanley Cup run that boasted two sweeps and a 16-4 overall record.

This was the Avalanche’s third Stanley Cup in team history, the first coming in 1996 and the second in 2001. Sakic was involved in all three, two as a player and one as the franchise’s general manager.

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