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Daley's ailing mom motivated Crosby to pass him the Cup first

Gary A. Vasquez / USA TODAY Sports

The Stanley Cup went to Trevor Daley second, and for good reason.

After collecting two primary assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins' decisive victory in Game 6, and being handed the shiny reward for his team's accomplishment, Sidney Crosby located the defenseman, hobbled on a broken ankle, because he didn't want his mother to wait any longer.

Crosby explained in his postgame presser that Daley told him between rounds that his mother, Trudy, not doing well in her battle with cancer, wanted nothing more than to see her son lift the Stanley Cup.

The information obviously resonated with Crosby, who after taking his second lap of his career, shared a special moment with Daley, and Trudy, during the exchange.

''It was pretty special,'' Daley said, via the Associated Press. ''He's a great player, but he's an even better person. There's not much more you can say about that guy. He's a special guy.''

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