The celebration is on in Washington, D.C. -- and for Washington Capitals players and their fans everywhere -- after the Caps won their first title in franchise history with a 4-3 Game 5 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
It's the first big four pro sports championship for the nation's capital since 1992, and the first for Stanley Cup Final MVP Alex Ovechkin, and everywhere from Vegas to D.C. celebrated the Cup win.
I'm so proud to be born and raised in Las Vegas and so proud to call the @GoldenKnights my team! To be able to root for a team from my home town for the first time in my life was the most fun I've ever had! Now I understand what it means to be a fan! What a year fellas!⚔️ #VGK— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) June 8, 2018
Fans of the Washington Capitals paraded through the streets of D.C. — and climbed buildings — after their team won the Stanley Cup on Thursday night.
Special edition copies of the Washington Post were sold to Capitals fans outside Capital One Arena in D.C. after their Stanley Cup victory.
My favorite photo from last night: A Caps fan gets on another fan's shoulders to lift a makeshift Stanley Cup made out of LaCroix sparkling water cans and a colander (📷 by Bokeh Lane Photography) pic.twitter.com/eZrgjn4cbX— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 8, 2018
Ovi's celebration has been building for 14 years ...