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Wednesday Caps Clips: One Last Hurrah

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Team and city come together for one last raucous, red-clad celebration before today’s breakdown day

Washington Capitals Victory Parade And Rally Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

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  • Fans and players alike were rockin’ the red all the way from 17th and Constitution to the Mall as the team’s Cup parade rolled through DC. [Caps video, WaPo (and again), NBC4, NBCSW, WashTimes, Sporting News, The Score, AP, Yahoo! Canada, NoVa Caps, RMNB, FiCP]
  • One last celebration. [WaPo]’
  • So much beer. So much. All the beer. [WaPo ]
  • Alex Ovechkin was his typical boisterous self, leading chants, songs, and dance parties while praising fans and teammates alike. [NHL, Caps video]
  • Hear the speeches from Caps’ brass and leadership. [Caps video (Leonsis, Trotz, Ovechkin, Oshie, Wilson]
  • Relive the day in pictures and highlights. [AP, WaPo, PHT, NBCSW (and again), NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider (and again)]
  • Is anyone having more fun than Jakub Vrana right now? [NBCSW]
  • Miss the event, or just want to see Oshie chug a beer through his jersey again? Catch the whole magical afternoon here. [WUSA9]
  • It’s been a long time coming, but for the fans, this was well worth the wait. [NYTimes]
  • A Philly fan grudgingly praises the Caps’ celebration. [NBCSP]
  • Their own football teams, their own baseball teams, even their own beltway - where Baltimore and DC intersect is Caps’ fandom, and plenty of Charm City fans were on hand for the parade. [Baltimore Sun]
  • Fans traveled from near and far for a chance to cheer on their heroes at the parade... [WJLA]
  • ..,and weren’t afraid to call in “sick” in order to attend. [WaPo]
  • In pre-parade mode, Braden Holtby and Alex Ovechkin took a quick trip to NYC for an appearance on the Tonight Show, where they helped host Jimmy Fallon, er, drink from the Cup. [NBC Sports]
  • Close the debate: Ovechkin is the greatest team athlete the District has ever seen. [WaPo]
  • The inaugural Caps roster featured the second and third black players to ever dress in the NHL; now Mike Marson and Bill Riley get to celebrate seeing Devante Smith-Pelly’s name on the Cup. [Color of Hockey]
  • After vanquishing the Knights in five, the Caps showed the ultimate respect to their opponent with a full-page ad of congratulations. [Sporting News, NBCSW]
  • Smile purty, boys! Prior to the parade, it was time for one last team picture - with a couple of very shiny new additions. [NBCSW (video), WashTimes]
  • Okay, they’ve got one. Now about that second one... [AP, WaPo]
  • This Cup win was special for black ace goalie and North Pole, Alaska native Pheonix Copley. [News Miner]
  • Barry Trotz is still without a contract for next season, but it’s sounding more and more like the Cup-winning coach wants to stay put. [NHL, The Score, NBCSW]
  • The season in review for the captain. [NoVa Caps]
  • Proud parents Tammi and Greg Holtby were among the many Caps’ family members on hand to watch their son capture his first Cup. [CBC]