Photos: Caps fans flood DC streets after game 7 win

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 and head to the Stanley Cup Final to face the Vegas Golden Knights.

After Wednesday night’s win, Caps fans excitedly celebrated in D.C. See photos in the gallery below.

Fans gather in downtown D.C. after the Capitals beat Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday. Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans is hopeful that someone will fund late-night service during Stanley Cup Finals home games. (WTOP/Lisa Weiner)
Fans gather in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Lisa Weiner) (WTOP/Lisa Weiner)
Washington Capitals fans greet the team as they arrive at Dulles International Airport on Thursday, May 24, 2018, after winning Game 7 against Tampa Bay Lightning. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Washington Capitals fans greet the team as they arrive at Dulles International Airport on Thursday, May 24, 2018, after winning Game 7 against Tampa Bay Lightning. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Fans gather in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Lisa Weiner)
Fans gather in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Lisa Weiner) (WTOP/Lisa Weiner)
Fans gather in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Lisa Weiner)
Fans gather in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Lisa Weiner) (WTOP/Lisa Weiner)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Washington Capitals' Andre Burakovsky, left, gets a hug from teammate John Carlson (74) after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Washington Capitals’ Andre Burakovsky, left, gets a hug from teammate John Carlson (74) after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken) (AP/Jason Behnken)
TAMPA, FL - MAY 23:  Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with his teammates Dmitry Orlov #9, Lars Eller #20 and Tom Wilson #43 after scoring a goal against Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL – MAY 23: Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with his teammates Dmitry Orlov #9, Lars Eller #20 and Tom Wilson #43 after scoring a goal against Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann)
Some fans get, erm, graphic with their signs of support for the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Some fans get, erm, graphic with their signs of support for the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans celebrate in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals win Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans celebrate in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals win Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans celebrate in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals score in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans celebrate in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals score in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) moves the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) moves the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) (AP/Chris O'Meara)
TAMPA, FL - MAY 23: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly pose with the Prince of Wales Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning with a score of 4 to 0. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL – MAY 23: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly pose with the Prince of Wales Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning with a score of 4 to 0. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) (Mike Carlson)
Some interesting costumes were seen outside the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals faced the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Some interesting costumes were seen outside the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals faced the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A shot by Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin goes past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy  for a goal during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
A shot by Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin goes past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy for a goal during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken) (AP/Jason Behnken)
Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) (AP/Chris O'Meara)
Washington Capitals, including left wing Alex Ovechkin (8). celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Washington Capitals, including left wing Alex Ovechkin (8). celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) (AP/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point, left, falls in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby as he tries but fails to score during the second period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point, left, falls in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby as he tries but fails to score during the second period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken) (AP/Jason Behnken)
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn, left, and Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) fight during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn, left, and Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) fight during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) (AP/Chris O'Meara)
Braydon Coburn, Tom Wilson
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn, left, and Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) fight during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) (AP/Chris O'Meara)
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, Braydon Coburn, Victor Hedman
Washington Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov, left, and Tom Wilson (43) fight against Tampa Bay Lightning’s Braydon Coburn, second from right, and Victor Hedman, right, during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) (AP/Chris O'Meara)
TAMPA, FL - MAY 23:  Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning warms up prior to Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Washington Capitals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL – MAY 23: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning warms up prior to Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Washington Capitals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann)
Fans cheer before Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Fans cheer before Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken) (AP/Jason Behnken)
Fans celebrate outside the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. after Caps advance to the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Jason Fraley)
Fans celebrate outside the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. after Caps advance to the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Jason Fraley) (WTOP/Jason Fraley)
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Fans gather in downtown D.C. after the Capitals beat Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday. Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans is hopeful that someone will fund late-night service during Stanley Cup Finals home games. (WTOP/Lisa Weiner)
Washington Capitals fans greet the team as they arrive at Dulles International Airport on Thursday, May 24, 2018, after winning Game 7 against Tampa Bay Lightning. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Fans gather in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Lisa Weiner)
Fans gather in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Lisa Weiner)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Washington Capitals' Andre Burakovsky, left, gets a hug from teammate John Carlson (74) after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
TAMPA, FL - MAY 23:  Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with his teammates Dmitry Orlov #9, Lars Eller #20 and Tom Wilson #43 after scoring a goal against Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Some fans get, erm, graphic with their signs of support for the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans celebrate in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals win Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans celebrate in Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals score in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fans rock the red in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) moves the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
TAMPA, FL - MAY 23: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly pose with the Prince of Wales Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning with a score of 4 to 0. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
Some interesting costumes were seen outside the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Capitals faced the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A shot by Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin goes past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy  for a goal during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Washington Capitals, including left wing Alex Ovechkin (8). celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point, left, falls in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby as he tries but fails to score during the second period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn, left, and Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) fight during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Braydon Coburn, Tom Wilson
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, Braydon Coburn, Victor Hedman
TAMPA, FL - MAY 23:  Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning warms up prior to Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Washington Capitals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Fans cheer before Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Fans celebrate outside the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. after Caps advance to the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (WTOP/Jason Fraley)


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