"It was completely different for me. This was the first big trophy of my career. It took me so long to get there. A lot of people said that Malkin is not a playoff player. And it bothered me. But now I became a winner. Those first moments [after winning the Cup] it felt like a mountain fell of my shoulders. I felt this incredible lightness. I wanted to fly, hang out, party all night and all day. That’s what I did, actually."