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Washington Capitals to Celebrate NHL Stanley Cup Title with Parade


Washington Capitals team owner Ted Leonsis hoists the Stanley Cup after after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Washington, D.C., will host a celebration on Tuesday that has been 44 years in the making: a parade to mark the first Stanley Cup title in the Washington Capital's hockey team history.

The Capitals beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights four games to one to win the city's first major sports championship in 26 years. The last such parade was to honor the Redskins for a Super Bowl win in 1992.

The parade: The event is to begin at 11 a.m. local time near the Lincoln Monument and then proceed east on Constitution Avenue N.W. to Seventh Street N.W. It will culminate with a rally on the National Mall.

Attendance: While requesting a parade and rally permit from the National Park Service, the team estimated more than 100,000 fans will attend the celebration.

Season record: The Capitals had a 49-26-7 record for the season, finishing first in the National Hockey League Metropolitan Division.

The playoffs: The team, which had only once before made it to the Stanley Cup playoffs, made it to the finals after twice shutting out the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Stanley Cup finals: Capitals fans experienced a familiar disappointment when the team lost the first game to the Golden Knights. But the Capitals outscored the novice Vegas team 16-8 in the last four games.

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