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Capitals Championship Parade: The very best moments, videos, pictures from the celebration

Capitals Championship Parade: The very best moments, videos, pictures from the celebration

We'll just go ahead and say it. The Capitals are throwing the best championship parade in championship parade history.

The celebration for the Caps began Thursday night in Vegas, which is the ideal place to start a party.

But now, thousands upon thousands of people will flood to D.C. to share in the joy of finally winning the Stanley Cup and we're not sure if the party will ever stop.

Here are some of the must-see moments from the celebration.

The Caps started their morning with a Stanley Cup team photo. Just look at those smiles.

Warming up is very important for the body, not just in hockey, but for a parade. Alex Ovechkin - being the legend that he is - knows this. 

This is the greatest day of this man's life. We apologize to his future wife and children. 

10:44 a.m. is obviously prime fake Stanley Cup keg stand time. 

A casual Tuesday F-16 flyover.

We hope Ovi never lets go of the Cup.

Jakub Vrana is quickly becoming a fan favorite in D.C. First the tattoo, now this.

Who needs the Stanley Cup when you have the ... Natty Cup?

Smith-Pelly is not only a Stanley Cup champion, but he's the World Heavyweight champ, too. At least for today.

You get a high five and you get a high five!

Mood.

It's very important to stay hydrated out there. 

Is there anything more beautiful than this?

SO ADORABLE.

That's our goalie!

Vrana is everyone's spirit animal.

T.J. Oshie loves that over-the-shirt chug.

We're lucky Burakovsky's hockey talent is better than his dancing.

Someone please put "finally we start playing hockey like we can party" on a shirt for us. 

And finally last - but not least - Ovi delivered the greatest speech in the history of speeches. 

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Capitals will stay at same hotel in Toronto as Penguins, Flyers

Capitals will stay at same hotel in Toronto as Penguins, Flyers

The hotel assignments for the NHL postseason were released Thursday and the Capitals will be bunking up with their two biggest rivals. Washington will be in Hotel X in Toronto along with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins. The remaining seven teams from the Eastern Conference will be in the Fairmont Royal York.

While this sounds juicy, the precautions set in the return to play protocol means there will be almost no interaction between the teams.

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Each team will have its own floor of the hotel and each player will have their own individual room. No one is allowed in a player's room except for hotel housekeepers and engineers. The spa, steam room and sauna will be closed and a daily schedule will be set up for the hotel fitness center. Players are expected to practice social distancing if they visit the hotel's restaurants and bars. There are even rules for the elevator. Players will have to stand on floor markers placed to ensure they still remain distant and talking is prohibited.

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While the Caps may be stuck in the same building with their biggest rivals, those teams may as well be on Mars given the great lengths to which the NHL is going to in order to make sure the teams remain separated.

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Alex Ovechkin selling ‘We Will Skate Again’ t-shirts and masks to help local community

Alex Ovechkin selling ‘We Will Skate Again’ t-shirts and masks to help local community

Alex Ovechkin will be selling custom "We Will Skate Again" t-shirts, face masks and neck gaiters with all proceeds going toward foundations in the DMV community, the Capitals announced in a press release Thursday.

The products, which can be purchased at the Ovechkin's online store, feature his signature logo. The shirts also have the phrase "We Will Skate Again" written across the front. Here's a look at some of the designs from the press release:

Money raised from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Tucker Road Ducks and The Tucker Road Parent Hockey Organization. The youth hockey team from Prince George’s County, Md., tragically lost their ice rink in 2017 due to a fire. The organization is working to rebuild it, while also striving to make hockey available for kids of any economic background. 

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Proceeds from the masks and neck gaiters will go to the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation's “Feeding the Frontlines” fund, which was created as a way to help those in the community who are dealing with the negative impact of COVID-19.

Ovechkin and the rest of the Capitals are gearing up for the beginning of training camp on July 13 as the NHL gets closer to a return.

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