Dmitry Orlov lived the life of a jet-setting partygoer on Sunday, first attending a birthday party thrown for Alex Ovechkin’s son in Moscow, before then traveling over 2,000 miles to Novosibirsk to attend an evening party being thrown on Vladimir Tarasenko‘s Day with the Stanley Cup.
Just one year ago, Orlov celebrated his own Day with the Stanley Cup. Ironically, Orlov’s time with the Cup last year was cut short when a travel snafu accidentally sent the Cup to Novosibirsk instead of Orlov’s hometown of Novokuznetsk.
With the Cup correctly in Novosibirsk this time, Orlov had the opportunity to reacquaint himself with his old friend, Stanley.
Orlov and Tarasenko posed for a photo with the Cup, holding the Cup aloft together.
Best friends and both #stanleycup champions. @tara9191 Vladimir Tarasenko and Dmitry Orlov share a winning moment together in Novisibursk, Russia. @nhl @StLouisBlues @Capitals @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/GYrp6Z1GGM
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) August 19, 2019
The two Stanley Cup champions, Orlov with the Capitals in 2018 and Tarasenko with the St. Louis Blues in 2019, have been longtime friends since playing for the Russian national team as teenagers. Orlov and Tarasenko won gold together at the World Junior Championship in 2011. Most recently, Orlov celebrated his 28th birthday with Tarasenko and family.
Tarasenko began his Day with the Cup with a meet-and-greet with fans before hosting a private party with friends and family. Orlov took a few photos with Lord Stanley.
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The night featured a private performance by Russian rapper T-Killah, who is buddies with Ovechkin. Orlov was front and center on the dance floor.
Last year, when Orlov hosted his Cup party, he famously made an entrance accompanied by flamethrowers.
While there were no flamethrowers at Tarasenko’s party, sparklers accompanied the cake, which was shaped like the Stanley Cup.
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