Lost girl finds the Cup at Caps rally

WASHINGTON — Each Caps fan has their own story about Tuesday’s victory parade and rally at the National Mall.

Many involve day drinking. Most involve stunned joy.

Young Sophia Michnick’s story was somewhat more fraught. Nonetheless, it had an ending that even the most hardcore hockey nerd would covet.

The Potomac, Maryland, girl got separated from her parents amid the thousands who had lined up along the parade route Tuesday morning. Getting home, no doubt, was going to be difficult. She was a wee bit upset.

Credit U.S. Park Police with the save: Officers took Sophia to an area behind the rally stage, and were able to help her locate her parents, a police spokesman said.

Oh, and she got some face time with the Stanley Cup.

CORRECTION: This story previously stated D.C. police officers escorted the girl behind the rally stage, based off a tweet from the police department. D.C. police corrected their statement and the story has been updated. 

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