For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup champions, and boy are they partying like every day is a championship.
The Capitals now get to spend the Summer of 2018 celebrating with their new trophy wherever they want and (almost) whenever they want.
Want to relive the Capitals wild celebration?
here is the best of the best.
The festivities kicked off with the Caps parading around MGM Resort in Las Vegas, following the Cup-clinching victory in Gam3 5, and reminding those in attendance of Vegas' failed #nocaps Twitter campaign.
The Caps then headed to a nearby nightclub to party with DJ Tiesto, hoisting the cup to the beat of the music.
— Mitchell Tischler (@Mitch_Tischler) June 8, 2018
Of course, what do you do with a giant Cup? Drink out of it!
The Caps returned home to Washington, D.C. Friday where they were greeted by members of the media at Dulles Airport before heading to a private team party at Don Tito in Arlington, Virginia.
Tommy Playoffs and the Cup have made it to Clarendon and Don Tito. The party can now officially begin. pic.twitter.com/gGdTQTFIKR— Nate (@BarstoolNate) June 8, 2018
Fans quickly realized where the Caps were and made their way to the streets below the Don Tito rooftop, where the Caps took turns hoisting the Cup on the roof.
Ovi was kind enough to give the fans gathered inside Don Tito's second floor a look at the Cup, where cheers of "Ovi, Ovi, Ovi!" rang out.
The next day, the Washington Nationals invited Ovechkin to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and he did not disappoint.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 9, 2018
The Caps were only scheduled to stay for the first inning but stayed until the very end because free beer of course.
Exhibit X, Y and Zpic.twitter.com/tUgYMM9cex— Post Sports (@PostSports) June 9, 2018
Ovi enjoyed his time in the spotlight so much, he didn't want to stop hoisting that Cup.
Alex Ovechkin is just holding the Stanley Cup up in the middle of the inning. They won’t put him on the Jumbotron because the ball is still in play lmfao #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/XRRuUUWrOP— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) June 9, 2018
Washington Nationals reporter Dan Kolko headed up to the Caps' suite to get some interviews. They decided to chug beers and sing "We Are the Champions" instead.
This is the best interview of 2018.@masnKolko asks Ovi what it's like to be in front of this many D.C. sports fans after winning the Stanley Cup.— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) June 9, 2018
He and his teammates start singing "We Are The Champions." pic.twitter.com/udAJuOVIZQ
More beer chugging. This time T.J. Oshie takes his shirt off and chugs a beer through the shirt over his face.
Once the Nats won and someone told Ovi and the boys it was time to leave, they took the Cup with them to Georgetown Waterfront.
Ovi did a keg stand on the Stanley Cup because why not?
After the keg stand, the boys ran into the fountain, where Ovi, Oshie, and Holtby swam around for a little.
They made some water angels, wrestled and Ovi got a few push-ups in.
And, of course, more beer chugging.
TOM-MY PLAY-OFFS 👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/eyGDoEQrdd— Nate (@BarstoolNate) June 10, 2018
After a 36-hour long bender, the Caps boarded a red taxi with the Cup, to (maybe) get some much-needed sleep.
BUT WAIT. On Andre Burakovsky's Instagram story, he posted a video of him getting a Stanley Cup Champs tattoo!
Looks like it wasn't just Burakovsky who got tatted up last night...
Apparently, not just Vrana and Bura and Holtby pic.twitter.com/CcT9iAwVZ8— Erika S. @ 🏠 (@rinkrebel) June 10, 2018
The party kept going to St. Yves, a club in downtown Washington
It looked more than *lit*.
TJ Oshie and John Carlson here pic.twitter.com/FjZbbBuEdj— riverboat a-ron (@shutupCole) June 10, 2018
The good news is that it looks like Ovi finally got some rest.
Sunday, Ovi had the boys over to grill out at his house, where Orlov broke out his double bottle of red from the Caps' 2015 Winter Classic against the Blackhawks. Guess he was saving it for a special occasion.
Let's see what the Caps are up to. Hm, looks like they're guzzling wine poured out of giant Winter Classic commemorative bottles (via Ovi's Instastory) pic.twitter.com/ky21AzFBI8— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) June 11, 2018
Chugging out of the Cup. Singing to a bar full of people. Yep, sounds about right.
Ovi serenading the crowd at Cafe Milano last night while Backy sprayed the crowd with the soda gun pic.twitter.com/oXimtz6duT— ChrisBurger21 (@ChrisBurger21) June 10, 2018
Stay tuned for more Caps' Cup celebrations to come!
MORE CAPITALS NEWS:
- How it Happened: How the Caps won the Cup
- Cutest Caps: Capitals kids celebrate in the Cup
- City Celebration: Championship parade information