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Impressive goals for both Nyquists

Kentucky Derby entrant Nyquist and trainer Doug O'Neill

Kentucky Derby entrant Nyquist and trainer Doug O'Neill pose with the Stanley Cup before the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Credit: AP / Garry Jones

How serendipitous for Nyquist the horse and Nyquist the hockey player.

On Friday, Gustav Nyquist’s overtime goal gave Sweden a 2-1 victory over Latvia in the World Championship hockey tournament in Russia.

Early Saturday, the National Hockey League’s ultimate prize, the Stanley Cup, was delivered to the barn of Nyquist the horse, who was named for the Detroit Red Wings forward. The bay thoroughbred stuck his nose into the Cup.

No need to tell you how the rest of the day turned out for him.

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