WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals, now Stanley Cup Champions, were welcomed with a celebratory parade that travelled down Constitution Avenue Tuesday morning as they brought the city’s first major four pro-sports championship in 26 years.
Joined by four F-16 Fighting Falcons who performed a flyover 25 minutes in, with season ticket holders that have remained since 1974, high school marching bands and D.C. Fire Department pipes and drums, the parade honoured their victory for the city.
As first-time Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals have been acting like they’ve never been champions before.
And it’s well deserved as they are the first new Cup champions since the Los Angeles Kings in 2012, and they now finally sit on top of the NHL after almost 10 early playoff exits.
The coming days and weeks will bring more clarity on the future for the team, and the next quest for the Cup begins in less than three months.