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Capitals Stanley Cup parade will take place on Tuesday

Alex Ovechkin is elated as he hoists the Stanley Cup and passes it along to his Capitals' teammates.

For the first time ever the Washington Capitals will get to hold a Stanley Cup party, and it will take place on Tuesday, June 12, the team announced on Friday.

Judging by the number of people that crowded the Washington D.C. streets during the Stanley Cup final games for watch parties it is probably going to be one heck of a party. After 43 years of what has been at times soul-crushing disappointment in the playoffs, they have more than earned it.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. ET at 17th street and Constitution avenue, traveling all the way up to seventh street where a celebration will take place on the National Mall.

The Capitals have not announced the full details of the celebration, only saying that the celebration is free, open to all fans, and that they should bring plenty of water.

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.