Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Caps fans celebrate Stanley Cup, first DC title since 1992

Caps fans celebrate Stanley Cup, first DC title since 1992

Unafraid of the impending closing of the subway, 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.

"Being a local guy, it's no secret we haven't had the success we wanted as a community in a long time", Allen said.

Conn Smythe Trophy victor Alex Ovechkin and teammate Nicklas Backstrom both carried the 34-pound championship trophy off the plane and into the bus transporting the team from the airport.

"It doesn't matter what happened before".

"I will tell you this: I'm not putting any odds on it, and I'm not making any predictions, but I do think there is a chance he stays". Just playing, and no satisfaction. Their commitment to defence was impeccable, cutting down passing lanes and, especially in the Stanley Cup Final, not allowing one of the best rushing teams in the National Hockey League to attack that way. "We just have to believe it and keep working, keep playing".

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Which isn't to say the feat is impossible - every championship team has brutal hurdles to clear. This was an enormous factor throughout the playoffs, with Holtby making series-defining saves that kept Washington in games in the rare times they lost focus.

Ovechkin seemed unaware of what was happening behind him, but his teammates were distracted, gawking at the woman.

Ovechkin didn't lose sight of the Cup through it all. This year I said they weren't Cup contenders...

It caps a milestone season for the Russian, who notched career numbers in goals (600) and games played (1,000).

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