PHOTOS: Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade and rally


WASHINGTON β€” Thousands of Washington Capitals fans from far and wide came out to support the team on Tuesday during the Stanley Cup victory parade along the National Mall.

The Capitals and their fans took to the streets Tuesday afternoon to celebrate their first-ever NHL title after they defeated the Golden Knights on June 7 in Las Vegas. It was the first major sports title for a Washington, D.C. team since the Washington Redskins won the Super Bowl in the 1990s.

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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team’s Stanley Cup victory celebration, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, gestures during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, on the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises n the background(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, gestures during the NHL hockey team’s Stanley Cup victory celebration, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, on the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises n the background(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup, with center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, left, and owner Ted Leonsis, right, during a victory parade, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup, with center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, left, and owner Ted Leonsis, right, during a victory parade, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, right, holds up the Stanley Cup during a victory rally for the Washington Capitals in celebration of winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, on the National Mall in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, right, holds up the Stanley Cup during a victory rally for the Washington Capitals in celebration of winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, on the National Mall in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
The moment everyone was waiting for: Alex Ovechkin raises the Stanley Cup on the rally stage in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The moment everyone was waiting for: Alex Ovechkin raises the Stanley Cup on the rally stage in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, left, laughs as he sits next to teammate, forward Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, right, while on stage during the Stanley Cup victory celebration on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, left, laughs as he sits next to teammate, forward Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, right, while on stage during the Stanley Cup victory celebration on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin holds up the Stanley Cup during the victory parade route on Constitution Avenue.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin holds up the Stanley Cup during the victory parade route on Constitution Avenue.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Ovechkin holds up the Stanley Cup during the parade along the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Ovechkin holds up the Stanley Cup during the parade along the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
John Carlson (74), left, kisses the Stanley Cup held by teammate defenseman Michal Kempny (6), of the Czech Republic, as they wait to take the stage for the Stanley Cup victory celebration in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
John Carlson (74), left, kisses the Stanley Cup held by teammate defenseman Michal Kempny (6), of the Czech Republic, as they wait to take the stage for the Stanley Cup victory celebration in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Olivia Spicer, 16, left, Emma Jacobs, 17, and Caroline Schwartz, 18, all of Gainesville, Va., hold up letters spelling the nickname of Washington Capitals' left wing Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, on the National Mall ahead of a victory parade and rally for the Washington Capitals as hockey fans celebrate their winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Olivia Spicer, 16, left, Emma Jacobs, 17, and Caroline Schwartz, 18, all of Gainesville, Va., hold up letters spelling the nickname of Washington Capitals’ left wing Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, on the National Mall ahead of a victory parade and rally for the Washington Capitals as hockey fans celebrate their winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
Caps fans pack the National Mall for Tuesday's rally celebrating the Stanley Cup champions. (WTOP/Joslyn Chesson)
Caps fans pack the National Mall for Tuesday’s rally celebrating the Stanley Cup champions. (WTOP/Joslyn Chesson) (WTOP/Joslyn Chesson)
Four-month-old hockey fan C.J. Ford, of Elliott City, Md., is held up by his father as fans line the National Mall ahead of a victory parade and rally for the Washington Capitals in celebration of winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. The baby has already been to eleven games as his parents are season ticket holders. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Four-month-old hockey fan C.J. Ford, of Elliott City, Md., is held up by his father as fans line the National Mall ahead of a victory parade and rally for the Washington Capitals in celebration of winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. The baby has already been to eleven games as his parents are season ticket holders. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
Fans cheers the Washington Capitals NHL hockey Stanley Cup championship team during a victory parade and rally at The National Mall, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fans cheers the Washington Capitals NHL hockey Stanley Cup championship team during a victory parade and rally at The National Mall, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (AP/Jose Luis Magana)
Ice girls lead the bus along the parade route. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Ice girls lead the bus along the parade route. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin will not let the Stanley Cup out of his sights. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin will not let the Stanley Cup out of his sights. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis looks down from the bus. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis looks down from the bus. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin kisses his wife Nastya Ovechkina, right, as they exit the bus during the Stanley Cup victory parade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin kisses his wife Nastya Ovechkina, right, as they exit the bus during the Stanley Cup victory parade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis tries to catch a beer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis tries to catch a beer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans wave as the Capitals drive by. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans wave as the Capitals drive by. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans react to the bus going past. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans react to the bus going past. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The crowd reacts to the appearance of star Alex Ovechkin on stage. Ovechkin was the Final MVP. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The crowd reacts to the appearance of star Alex Ovechkin on stage. Ovechkin was the Final MVP. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The crowds required metro to limit the number of people on platforms at Smithsonian, but it was manageable a little after 1 p.m. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The crowds required metro to limit the number of people on platforms at Smithsonian, but it was manageable a little after 1 p.m.. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Washington Capitals fans navigate crowds at the Smithsonian Metro station after the team's Stanley Cup victory parade June 12, 2018.  (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Fans found manageable crowds in the Smithsonian Metro station after watching the parade. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Getting a good view of the action down on the National Mall. (WTOP/Jason Fraley)
Getting a good view of the action down on the National Mall. (WTOP/Jason Fraley) (WTOP/Jason Fraley)
Amie Oehm of Great Falls named her kids after Ovechkin and Backstrom. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Amie Oehm of Great Falls named her kids after Ovechkin and Backstrom. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Fans gather on the steps of the National Archives Building as they wait to watch the Capitals parade along the National Mall. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans gather on the steps of the National Archives Building as they wait to watch the Capitals parade along the National Mall. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31), of Germany, points to fans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31), of Germany, points to fans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans wave as they watch the parade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans wave as they watch the parade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Chef Jose Andres, center, gestures while celebrating during the Washington Capitals NHL hockey Stanley Cup victory. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Chef Jose Andres, center, gestures while celebrating during the Washington Capitals NHL hockey Stanley Cup victory. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
People wait on the platform to use the escalator as they begin to exit the National Archives Metro Subway station and head towards the Washington Capitals victory celebration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
People wait on the platform to use the escalator as they begin to exit the National Archives Metro Subway station and head towards the Washington Capitals victory celebration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin holds up the Stanley Cup during the parade, (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ice girls lead the team bus during the parade. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Ice girls lead the team bus during the parade. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie waves while holding his daughter Lyla Oshie during a Stanley Cup NHL hockey victory parade, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie waves while holding his daughter Lyla Oshie during the Stanley Cup victory parade, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A bird's eye view of Caps fans gathered on the National Mall for the rally. (Screenshot via NBC Washington livestream)
A bird’s eye view of Caps fans gathered on the National Mall for the rally. (Screenshot via NBC Washington livestream) (Screenshot via NBC Washington livestream)
A wide view of the rally stage and thousands of fans in front of the Capitol Building. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A wide view of the rally stage and thousands of fans in front of the Capitol Building. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
This young Capitals fan doesn't know how great she has it. (WTOP/Kristi King)
This young Capitals fan doesn’t know how great she has it. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
One man proposes an idea for the next President. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
One man proposes an idea for the next President. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Rich, Adrian, Steve and Selene were on hand to celebrate the Capitals' victory. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Rich, Adrian, Steve and Selene were on hand to celebrate the Capitals’ victory. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Nicholas shows off his home-made Stanley Cup. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Nicholas shows off his home-made Stanley Cup. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Capitals fans are lined up, awaiting their Stanley Cup champs. (WTOP/Jonathan Warner)
Capitals fans are lined up, awaiting their Stanley Cup champs. (WTOP/Jonathan Warner) (WTOP/Jonathan Warner)
A look at the line to buy or add value to fare cards at the Vienna Metro on Tuesday. (Courtesy Robyn Oskuie)
A look at the line to buy or add value to fare cards at the Vienna Metro on Tuesday. (Courtesy Robyn Oskuie) (Courtesy Robyn Oskuie)
A view on Constitution Avenue. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
A view on Constitution Avenue. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
People wait on the platform to use the escalator as they begin to exit the National Archives Metro Subway station and head towards the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
People wait on the platform to use the escalator as they begin to exit the National Archives Metro Subway station and head towards the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
People use the turnstiles as they exit the National Archives Metro Subway station and head towards the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
People use the turnstiles as they exit the National Archives Metro Subway station and head towards the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A fan carries a home-made Stanley Cup made of mostly empty beer cans as people begin to arrive for the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on Constitution Ave., along the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A fan carries a home-made Stanley Cup made of mostly empty beer cans as people begin to arrive for the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on Constitution Ave., along the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans cross Pennsylvania Ave., as they head towards the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade route on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans cross Pennsylvania Ave., as they head towards the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade route on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby holds his daughter Belle Holtby on the ice after the Capitals NHL hockey team posed for a team picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby holds his daughter Belle Holtby on the ice after the Capitals NHL hockey team posed for a team picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Metropolitan Police Officer Robert T. Fennell, right, helps hand out posters to a pair of young fans before the start the Stanley Cup victory parade on Constitution Ave., along the National Mall. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Metropolitan Police Officer Robert T. Fennell, right, helps hand out posters to a pair of young fans before the start the Stanley Cup victory parade on Constitution Ave., along the National Mall. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Ted Leonsis touches the Stanley Cup during the team picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ted Leonsis touches the Stanley Cup during the team picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals NHL hockey team right wing T.J. Oshie (77) skates with his daughter Lyla Oshie after the Capitals team picture on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals NHL hockey team right wing T.J. Oshie (77) skates with his daughter Lyla Oshie after the Capitals team picture on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals NHL hockey team owner Ted Leonsis, left, and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, pose for picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington.
Washington Capitals NHL hockey team owner Ted Leonsis, left, and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, pose for picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Fans arriving at Metro Federal Triangle Station ahead of the Caps' victory parade and rally in June 2018. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Fans arriving at Metro Federal Triangle Station ahead of the Caps’ victory parade and rally. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser posted this photo of the crowd to her Twitter account. (Courtesy MurielBowser via Twitter)
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser posted this photo of the crowd to her Twitter account. (Courtesy @MurielBowser via Twitter) (Courtesy MurielBowser via Twitter)
image showing large crowd dressed in red at metro station
Marc Neilson shows off the crowd of Capitals fans waiting for the metro at Shady Grove. (Courtesy Marc Neilson via Twitter) (Courtesy Marc Neilson via Twitter)
Anne Hoffman sent in this photo of her family decked out in Caps gear on the way into D.C. for the parade. (Courtesy Anne Hoffman)
Anne Hoffman sent in this photo of her family decked out in Caps gear on the way into D.C. for the parade. (Courtesy Anne Hoffman) (Courtesy Anne Hoffman)
An increasing number of fans arrive along the parade route. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
An increasing number of fans arrive along the parade route. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The parade doesn't officially kick-off until 11 a.m., but fans were lining up along the parade route hours before then. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The parade doesn’t officially kick-off until 11 a.m., but fans were lining up along the parade route hours before then. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The buses that will be carrying the Capitals and other people in the parade start to get in position. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
The buses that will be carrying the Capitals and other people in the parade start to get in position. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Caps fans arriving at 7th and Constitution hours before the parade starts to get their spot along the route. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Caps fans arriving at 7th and Constitution hours before the parade starts to get their spot along the route. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A vendor sells Caps' pennants along the parade route. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A vendor sells Caps’ pennants along the parade route. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, gestures during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, on the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises n the background(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup, with center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, left, and owner Ted Leonsis, right, during a victory parade, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, right, holds up the Stanley Cup during a victory rally for the Washington Capitals in celebration of winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, on the National Mall in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The moment everyone was waiting for: Alex Ovechkin raises the Stanley Cup on the rally stage in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, left, laughs as he sits next to teammate, forward Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, right, while on stage during the Stanley Cup victory celebration on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin holds up the Stanley Cup during the victory parade route on Constitution Avenue.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Ovechkin holds up the Stanley Cup during the parade along the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
John Carlson (74), left, kisses the Stanley Cup held by teammate defenseman Michal Kempny (6), of the Czech Republic, as they wait to take the stage for the Stanley Cup victory celebration in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Olivia Spicer, 16, left, Emma Jacobs, 17, and Caroline Schwartz, 18, all of Gainesville, Va., hold up letters spelling the nickname of Washington Capitals' left wing Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, on the National Mall ahead of a victory parade and rally for the Washington Capitals as hockey fans celebrate their winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Caps fans pack the National Mall for Tuesday's rally celebrating the Stanley Cup champions. (WTOP/Joslyn Chesson)
Four-month-old hockey fan C.J. Ford, of Elliott City, Md., is held up by his father as fans line the National Mall ahead of a victory parade and rally for the Washington Capitals in celebration of winning the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. The baby has already been to eleven games as his parents are season ticket holders. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Fans cheers the Washington Capitals NHL hockey Stanley Cup championship team during a victory parade and rally at The National Mall, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Ice girls lead the bus along the parade route. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin will not let the Stanley Cup out of his sights. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis looks down from the bus. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin kisses his wife Nastya Ovechkina, right, as they exit the bus during the Stanley Cup victory parade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis tries to catch a beer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans wave as the Capitals drive by. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans react to the bus going past. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The crowd reacts to the appearance of star Alex Ovechkin on stage. Ovechkin was the Final MVP. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The crowds required metro to limit the number of people on platforms at Smithsonian, but it was manageable a little after 1 p.m. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Washington Capitals fans navigate crowds at the Smithsonian Metro station after the team's Stanley Cup victory parade June 12, 2018.  (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Getting a good view of the action down on the National Mall. (WTOP/Jason Fraley)
Amie Oehm of Great Falls named her kids after Ovechkin and Backstrom. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Fans gather on the steps of the National Archives Building as they wait to watch the Capitals parade along the National Mall. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31), of Germany, points to fans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans wave as they watch the parade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Chef Jose Andres, center, gestures while celebrating during the Washington Capitals NHL hockey Stanley Cup victory. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
People wait on the platform to use the escalator as they begin to exit the National Archives Metro Subway station and head towards the Washington Capitals victory celebration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Ice girls lead the team bus during the parade. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie waves while holding his daughter Lyla Oshie during a Stanley Cup NHL hockey victory parade, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
A bird's eye view of Caps fans gathered on the National Mall for the rally. (Screenshot via NBC Washington livestream)
A wide view of the rally stage and thousands of fans in front of the Capitol Building. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
This young Capitals fan doesn't know how great she has it. (WTOP/Kristi King)
One man proposes an idea for the next President. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Rich, Adrian, Steve and Selene were on hand to celebrate the Capitals' victory. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Nicholas shows off his home-made Stanley Cup. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Capitals fans are lined up, awaiting their Stanley Cup champs. (WTOP/Jonathan Warner)
A look at the line to buy or add value to fare cards at the Vienna Metro on Tuesday. (Courtesy Robyn Oskuie)
A view on Constitution Avenue. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
People wait on the platform to use the escalator as they begin to exit the National Archives Metro Subway station and head towards the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
People use the turnstiles as they exit the National Archives Metro Subway station and head towards the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A fan carries a home-made Stanley Cup made of mostly empty beer cans as people begin to arrive for the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade on Constitution Ave., along the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans cross Pennsylvania Ave., as they head towards the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup victory parade route on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby holds his daughter Belle Holtby on the ice after the Capitals NHL hockey team posed for a team picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Metropolitan Police Officer Robert T. Fennell, right, helps hand out posters to a pair of young fans before the start the Stanley Cup victory parade on Constitution Ave., along the National Mall. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Ted Leonsis touches the Stanley Cup during the team picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals NHL hockey team right wing T.J. Oshie (77) skates with his daughter Lyla Oshie after the Capitals team picture on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals NHL hockey team owner Ted Leonsis, left, and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, pose for picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington.
Fans arriving at Metro Federal Triangle Station ahead of the Caps' victory parade and rally in June 2018. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser posted this photo of the crowd to her Twitter account. (Courtesy MurielBowser via Twitter)
image showing large crowd dressed in red at metro station
Anne Hoffman sent in this photo of her family decked out in Caps gear on the way into D.C. for the parade. (Courtesy Anne Hoffman)
An increasing number of fans arrive along the parade route. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The parade doesn't officially kick-off until 11 a.m., but fans were lining up along the parade route hours before then. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The buses that will be carrying the Capitals and other people in the parade start to get in position. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Caps fans arriving at 7th and Constitution hours before the parade starts to get their spot along the route. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A vendor sells Caps' pennants along the parade route. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)


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