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Sport Washington honors Stanley Cup-champion Capitals with parade

10:45  12 june  2018
10:45  12 june  2018 Source:   ap.org

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The Stanley Cup - champion Capitals will celebrate the city's first major four pro sports championship in 26 years with a parade down Constitution Avenue this morning.

The Washington Capitals brought home hockey’s Stanley Cup to the nation’s capital , and the citizens there made their approval exceedingly clear. The Capitals were honored with a 10-block victory parade down Constitution Boulevard, culminating in a rally on the National Mall.

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WASHINGTON — The Stanley Cup - champion Capitals will celebrate the city’s first major four pro sports championship in 26 years with a parade down Constitution Avenue this morning. It’s the first sports parade in Washington since the NFL’s Redskins in 1992.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Stanley Cup-champion Capitals will celebrate the city's first major four pro sports championship in 26 years with a parade down Constitution Avenue this morning.

It's the first sports parade in Washington since the NFL's Redskins in 1992. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and his teammates will travel from 17th to 7th on Constitution to a rally on the National Mall by the afternoon.

They'll be joined by four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the D.C. Air National Guard who will perform a flyover about 25 minutes in. Season-ticket holders who have remained from the team's eight-win inaugural season in 1974-75, high school marching bands and the D.C. fire department pipes and drums will be among those participating in the parade.

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Bob McDonald and Caleb Green sing the anthem plus speeches from Muriel Bowser, Ted Leonsis, Barry Trotz, T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, Braden

WASHINGTON (AP) Nine early playoff exits paved the way for the Capitals ‘ unexpected Stanley Cup run and made the trip down Constitution Avenue all the more satisfying to the NHL champions and their fans.

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