Party On: Capitals Take Celebration To Streets At Stanley Cup Parade

Warning: The Capitals’ Stanley Cup celebration wasn’t entirely safe for work.

The made-for-social media Stanley Cup celebration that began on the ice in Las Vegas and tore through the streets of D.C. without relent all weekend was re-ignited again in the nation’s capital following a brief hydration period as the Washington Capitals held their championship parade Tuesday.

The thousands upon thousands that didn’t show up for Donald Trump’s inauguration were there to line the streets and fill National Mall in order to catch a glimpse of the Capitals and their shiny rewards. But for those who couldn’t attend, the Caps continued to share the experience with fans and followers on their various platforms, allowing their celebration to play out in real time.

Here are the highlights from another rip-roaring afternoon for the Cup champs:

It begins, simply, with Alex Ovechkin reintroducing his body to alcohol and Devante Smith-Pelly capturing the response to it.

Lol Ovechkin starting the drinking early. #ALLCAPS (@spittinchiclets)

— Zac (@DCzWall) June 12, 2018

Smith-Pelly, himself, seems to be setting the pace.

Hey @WWE and @TripleH – thanks for the Title Belt for the Championship Parade!! #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 12, 2018

We’re assuming this fella doesn’t need a stimulant of any sort.


— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) June 12, 2018

Among the novelties on the parade route, a makeshift Stanley Cup fashioned together with a pasta strainer and empties that may or may not have been left in the Capitals’ wake over the weekend.


— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) June 12, 2018

Ovechkin arrives, his shoulders fatigued but still able to muscle the 35-pound chalice high above his head.

NEVER LET GO, @ovi8 ❤️#ALLCAPS #AuthenticFan

— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) June 12, 2018

An endorsement from one president:

Congratulations to the @Capitals! This @NHLBlackhawks fan knows what it’s like to lift that cup – and I’m happy for all the Caps fans who cheer so hard for their team, and for a team that celebrates so hard with its fans.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 12, 2018

And a motion for another:

smh more Russian interference in D.C.

— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 12, 2018

Elsewhere, Jakub Vrana stays on his binge:

This is Vrana doing Vrana things…#allcaps

— John Auville (@moneymetalcakes) June 12, 2018

This seems.. restrictive.

The white gloves are a nice touch #StanleyCup #ALLCAPS

( julielizabethsonner/IG)

— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) June 12, 2018

Not Fake News:


— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) June 12, 2018

T.J. Oshie doesn’t look destined for an impromptu splash in a city fountain but hey, the day is still young.

Some photos for the scrapbook #ALLCAPS

— Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) June 12, 2018

Brett Connolly on the other hand ..

Brett Connolly is a Stanley Cup champion

— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 12, 2018

Vrana, still standing. And dancing.

Vrana still living his best life

— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 12, 2018

Remember that thing we said about TJ Oshie keeping it together at the parade? Disregard that.

TJ Oshie drinking beer through his jersey

— Born Salty (@cjzero) June 12, 2018

Tom Wilson shows off that #grit.

Tom Wilson getting his Stone Cold on I love it. #ALLCAPS

— Zac (@DCzWall) June 10, 2018

Nick Backstrom, he of 590 career assists, has never been more accurate:

Nicklas Backstrom with the line of the rally. #ALLCAPS

— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️ (@TarikNBCS) June 12, 2018

Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for.

And Ovechkin doesn’t disappoint. (NSFW!!)

Alexander Ovechkin is a treasure#CapitalsParade

— The Ringer (@ringer) June 12, 2018

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