There isn't a sporting event on the face of the planet that features highs and lows better than the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and 2013's version of the spectacle was no different. On one side of the ice, the relief that comes with sweet and everlasting victory.
On the other side, players are forced to take a knee and watch as their opposition celebrates. They're left with an empty "so close, yet so far" feeling after months of brutal competition.
And there to capture every moment of it are the photographers.
Relive to 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs by checking out some of the best photographs from Getty.