Caps, and Lord Stanley, celebrate at Don Tito in Clarendon

Throngs of Caps fans wait for their team’s arrival on Wilson Boulevard. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Caps fans await the arrival of the 2018 Stanley Cup champs in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Caps fans await the arrival of the 2018 Stanley Cup champs in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
TJ Oshie arrives at Don Tito on Wilson Boulevard. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
TJ Oshie greets law enforcement outside Don Tito in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
TJ Oshie greets law enforcement outside Don Tito in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Tom Wilson hefts the Stanley Cup outside Don Tito in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Tom Wilson hefts the Stanley Cup outside Don Tito in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Tom Wilson lifts the Stanley Cup over his head outside Don TIto in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Caps’ Philipp Grubauer arrives at Don Tito with a woman Friday. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives to celebrate. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives to celebrate. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
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Caps fans await the arrival of the 2018 Stanley Cup champs in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
TJ Oshie greets law enforcement outside Don Tito in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Tom Wilson hefts the Stanley Cup outside Don Tito in Clarendon. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives to celebrate. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)

CLARENDON, Va. — The Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals returned home Friday evening and gathered on a roof deck in Clarendon to celebrate.

Starting with TJ Oshie and Matt Niskanen, Caps players rolled into Don Tito on Wilson Boulevard, shaking hands with law enforcement and restaurant employees before heading upstairs.

Lord Stanley arrived in a separate van with Kentucky license plates, and Caps enforcer Tom Wilson was there to greet and raise the trophy for the adoring fans outside of the restaurant.

Sporadically throughout the evening the Caps players would hoist the Cup over the balcony on the roofdeck as fans serenaded them “We Want the Cup” chants. At one point the players even attempted to shower the crowd below with champagne.

After some of the players arrived, head coach Barry Trotz made his way into Don Tito as well. Some of the fans appealed for Trotz to stay (Trotz’ contract expires on July 1).

The Caps took down the Vegas Golden Knights in five games to capture their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

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