Party on: Capitals take celebration to streets at Stanley Cup parade

Alex Ovechkin hoists the Stanley Cup during parade in Washington. (Getty)
Alex Ovechkin hoists the Stanley Cup during parade in Washington. (Getty)

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.


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


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


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.


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


An endorsement from one president:


And a motion for another:


Elsewhere, Jakub Vrana stays on his binge:


This seems.. restrictive.


Not Fake News:


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


Brett Connolly on the other hand ..


Vrana, still standing. And dancing.


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


Tom Wilson shows off that #grit.


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


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

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


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