LOS ANGELES -- From the moment kids learn how to skate, they dream of winning the Stanley Cup.
For the next 10-plus years they spend countless hours in cars and buses, riding from town to town and to game to game, their parents and friends always there when they need them. So when that moment finally comes for the lucky few out there, those players are quick to revel in the joy with their families.
Incredible. Watching the utter joy gave me goosebumps.
Just in case you are wondering, Lewis informed me exactly who the hugs were coming from.
"It's my mom, my dad and my two buddies. It's unbelievable, they are such a huge part of this. It's awesome to share it with them."
And pretty awesome to watch, too. What a moment.
"He's the best son a mother could have!" his mom gushed.
Next for Lewis will come a day with the Cup down the line. It's the best title celebrating tradition in sports, so everybody wants to know what the plans for it are.
"Bring it back to Salt Lake City, I don't think it's ever been there before," Lewis said.
That surely will be an emotional day too.