Capitals Fans Celebrate First Stanley Cup Finals Game Victory in DC

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The streets were insane. They were flooded with red clad Capitals fans in what was a magical night for D.C. Sports. Something that this city hasn’t seen in quite sometime. From an electric pregame scene, to Joe Gibbs starting “Let’s Go Caps” chants, to Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Devante Smith-Pelly goals, fans inside and outside Capital One Arena went bonkers. 

When the final horn sounded, it signified a 3-1 win and a 2-1 series lead for the Capitals.

Fans went crazy in the the arena and the streets at first..

And then it was off to the steps!

Michael Wilbon of ESPN called Washington, D.C. a minor league sports town. Judging from the crowd of fans, he is way off.

Some fans climbed poles and trees.

One made it all the way to the top. As this fan came down the pole he landed into the arms of police officers and was arrested.

Chants broke out from the traditional “C-A-P-S Caps Caps Caps” to “We want the Cup”.

The Washington Capitals continue to make history this spring. On Wednesday night they won their first Stanley Cup Finals game in franchise history. On Saturday night, they won their first Stanley Cup Finals home game. Now they’re just two wins away from achieving something they’ve wanted to do for over four decades.

By Michael Marzzacco

Lit. #ALLCAPS (📸 @capitals)

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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