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Penguins trio delights Children's Hospital patients with Stanley Cup visit

| Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Silas Simonette, 8 weeks, is placed in the Stanley Cup by her father, Jason Simonette, during a meet-and-greet with Penguins players and patients of Children's Hospital at Children's Hospital on Sept. 11, 2017.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Silas Simonette, 8 weeks, is placed in the Stanley Cup by her father, Jason Simonette, during a meet-and-greet with Penguins players and patients of Children's Hospital at Children's Hospital on Sept. 11, 2017.
Payslee Hetrick, 3 months, is lifted out of the Stanley Cup by Brian Dumoulin, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, during a meet-and-greet with Penguins players and patients of Children's Hospital at Children's Hospital on Sept. 11, 2017.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Payslee Hetrick, 3 months, is lifted out of the Stanley Cup by Brian Dumoulin, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, during a meet-and-greet with Penguins players and patients of Children's Hospital at Children's Hospital on Sept. 11, 2017.
The Stanley Cup is placed on a table prior to a meet-and-greet with Penguins players and patients at Children's Hospital on Sept. 11, 2017.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
The Stanley Cup is placed on a table prior to a meet-and-greet with Penguins players and patients at Children's Hospital on Sept. 11, 2017.

The silver bowl that tops the Stanley Cup is the perfect size to cradle a 2- or 3-month-old baby.

We know this because, well, moms and dads and Penguins players Bryan Rust, Jake Guentzel and Brian Dumoulin tested out the ultimate baby high chair during a visit Monday afternoon to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville.

Patients, their family members and hospital staff got a chance to visit with the players, take photos with the cup and hang out with one of The National Aviary's African penguins.

The Penguins on June 11 defeated the Nashville Predators in six games to win the Stanley Cup for the fifth time in the franchise's 50-year history.

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