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Local Caps fans join the D.C. celebration

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Local Caps fans were among the thousands in downtown D.C. this week to celebrate the Stanley Cup.  PHOTO BY MIKE WILLIAMSLocal Caps fans were among the thousands in downtown D.C. this week to celebrate the Stanley Cup. PHOTO BY MIKE WILLIAMS  WASHINGTON, D.C. — A sea of red-and-white jerseys filled the streets of downtown D.C., with thousands gathering to celebrate the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Victory. Fans chanted “Let’s go Caps!” and “Champions!” while wearing hats, T-shirts, and towels emblazoned with the Capitals logo.

“Thank God for the Caps” read the cardboard sign made by Antonio Cabbagestalk, a born-and-raised native of Washington D.C., who said he has waited his entire life for a moment like this.

“I’m 51 years old, about to be 52 in August and I’ve been waiting for this all my life. I’ve been a Caps fan all my life,” Cabbagestalk said, and added that he had to get multiple napkins when the Caps won the championship games because of his tears of “joy.”

“Most definitely, most definitely, most definitely, this is the best dang thing to happen in D.C. in a long time, and we got more championships to come!” said Cabbagestalk.

Cabbagestalk also said the number of people in attendance made him felt great, and he is thrilled that they shared their time to support the District. “It feels good to know that out of everything that’s going on in D.C., we got people to come out here and actually support the sports fans,” he said. “I mean to come out here to the nation’s capital to support one of the best teams here; it feels great.”

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Caps finally get that Stanley

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Caps fans line the steps of the Archives building to cheer the Washington Capitals on the Stanley Cup victory.  PHOTO BY ABBY CRUZCaps fans line the steps of the Archives building to cheer the Washington Capitals on the Stanley Cup victory. PHOTO BY ABBY CRUZ  Chants rang throughout the Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille on Century Boulevard in Germantown on June 7 following the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 Stanley Cup victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Washington’s National Hockey League franchise put the sports world on notice that the nation’s capital is also a hockey town.

Tracy Ambush, a local party promoter and Washington sports fan, was the ringleader on this particular night.

The popular chant “C-A-P-S, Caps Caps Caps,” was accompanied by “Ovi-Ovi-Ovi,” in reference to popular Capitals left winger Alexander Ovechkin, who was named MVP of the Stanley Cup Finals.

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