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PHOTOS: Caps fans celebrate in epic fashion

Fans went wild as the Washington Capitals made history and captured the Stanley Cup for the first time ever. See photos and hear how they reacted to the win.

WASHINGTON — Fans went wild as the Washington Capitals made history and captured the Stanley Cup for the first time ever.

Inside Capital One Area, they screamed. They waved rally towels. They hugged strangers.

WTOP’s Michelle Basch was there at the watch party.

WTOP's Michelle Basch talks with excited fans.

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Inside the arena, fans sang “We Are the Champions.”

Outside the arena at the All Caps Watch Party, fans cried. They danced in the streets. WTOP’s Kristi King was there.

WTOP's Kristi King captures the emotion on the street.

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Some of those folks stayed out all night on the District’s streets.

WTOP’s John Domen catches up with fans after the street-sweepers wrapped up Friday morning.

WTOP's John Domen on the morning after the win.

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Fans are not hesitating to scoop up Stanley Cup gear early Friday.

WTOP's Neal Augenstein is at Modell's in Bethesda.

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And the party-planning has started to celebrate the win.

WTOP's Nick Iannelli reports a victory parade is planned.

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NBC Washington’s Jackie Bensen took to the energetic D.C. streets following Game 5.

The Capitals are scheduled to arrive at Dulles International Airport Friday afternoon.

Watch the Stanley Cup champions celebrating their victory.

Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donahue already has an excused late slip written up for the fans who stayed up all night celebrating the big win and who may be a bit late to work Friday morning.


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