Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Victory Parade Rally

By Erin Thibeau

Victory Lap: Fans Flood D.C. for Capitals' Stanley Cup Parade & Rally

June 12, 2018
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By Erin Thibeau

Tens of thousands of Capitals fans flooded Constitution Ave on Tuesday as Washington, D.C., hosted its first championship parade in 26 years.

PHOTOS: Capitals' Stanley Cup Parade & Rally Takes Over D.C.

Die-hard fans got into position by the rally’s stage before 4 a.m., camping out with Caps swag and coolers full of beer. Others chose to get in place blocks before the official starting point of the parade route, at 23rd and Constitution, to catch the clearest views.

The parade followed Constitution to Seventh Street NW, where it culminated in a joyous, joke-filled, beer-soaked rally on the National Mall. Speakers included Mayor Bowser, Ted Leonsis, Head Coach Barry Trotz, and a number of star players, from Braden Holtby to Alex Ovechkin.

Hear from Tom Wilson, Barry Trotz, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov & Alex Ovechkin at the #ALLCAPS rally

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While we don't yet have estimates on how many fans attended the day's events, Metro says ridership spiked on Tuesday. Yesterday’s final ridership was 840,145, the highest number since 2017’s Women’s March.

Check out photos and videos of the parade and rally below:

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Championship city ----

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That time Devante @smithpelly chugged a beer at the @capitals #StanleyCup rally --

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@mayor_bowser shouts out @Capitals fans at the #ALLCAPS rally #StanleyCup‬

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The Champs and their Fans get their EPIC day in the sun. The best of the best at thefandc.com.

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The marching bands were out at the #StanleyCupParade!

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Scenes from today's #StanleyCupParade on Constitution Ave! #ALLCAPS

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@mrtommymcfly, @cityshopgirl, @jenthericher & the Fresh Fam hit the #StanleyCupParade! --

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Whose cup? #OurCup! #ALLCAPS #StanleyCupParade

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