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Capitals parade a welcome chance to cheer for DC sports fans

Caps parade

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Assocaited Press

Fans gather on the steps of the National Archives Building as they wait to watch the Washington Capitals NHL hockey Stanley Cup victory parade along the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

WASHINGTON — The Capitals' Stanley Cup parade has ended with a rally upcoming.

Tens of thousands of fans lined the route along Constitution Avenue, including hundreds on the steps of the national archives creating a sea of red.

The final bus with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Orpik, owner Ted Leonsis and team president Dick Patrick also featured the Stanley Cup.

Fans along Constitution chanted, "Raise the Cup!" and "Ovi! Ovi! Ovi!"

Ovechkin sat at the front of the double-decker bus, alternating between resting his arms on the trophy, raising it, and drinking out of his blue Bud Light bottle.

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