Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin better warm up his pitching arm — he is going to throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Nationals host the San Francisco Giants at 12:05 p.m. Saturday.
Metro significantly relaxed its policies on extended hours for the Washington Capitals’ run to the Stanley Cup Final, including extending service for Thursday night’s series win, WTOP has learned.
It’s about time the Caps finally lifted the Stanley Cup. But it’s about a lot more than just that.
D.C.’s police chief is crediting the Stanley Cup-winning Washington Capitals fans for their role in a huge, loud street celebration that resulted in a single arrest.
Fans of the Washington Capitals have been flocking to local sporting good stores to snap up hats, T-shirts, bumper stickers, and shot glasses emblazoned with the words “Stanley Cup Champions.”
The raw emotion from the Caps win was overwhelming. Eleven years of heartache for them, 43 seasons for the Capitals, erased in an instant of pure joy that later left players helpless to describe it.
Caps fans started gathering at Capital One Arena on Thursday morning, hours before the puck dropped in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. “It’s like Woodstock for the Capital fans,” one fan said.
Alex Ovechkin finally got to hoist the Stanley Cup. And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final. Fellow Russian linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby certainly did some heavy lifting of their own.
Capitals fans partied in the streets Thursday night and into Friday morning to celebrate the franchise’s first Stanley Cup and the city’s first title in the major four professional sports since 1992. See photos.
Both teams had something to celebrate. But only Washington would be drinking out of the Stanley Cup.
Caps fans and D.C. sports fans alike reveled in Washington’s first major sports championship win in years. Here’s how celebrations went down.
Hear the highlights from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final courtesy the Capitals Radio Network.
If the Caps win the Stanley Thursday night, D.C. police are prepared for extended revelry through the night, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said Thursday. “We’ll play it by ear,”he said. “If it seems like it’s going to disrupt the morning rush hour, then of course we’ll urge people to go home.”
Are sporting goods stores jinxing the Capitals by advertising championship gear before a championship is won? Did Alexander Ovechkin set the Caps up for heartbreak by holding up the eastern conference championship trophy after finishing Tampa Bay?
The Caps face the Golden Knights in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. on Thursday. If you’re watching in D.C., here’s what you need to know about outdoor viewing parties, Metro and the weather.
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