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Capitals party with Stanley Cup all around Washington

June 10, 2018 GMT

The Washington Capitals are partying with the Stanley Cup like there’s no tomorrow, as if the weight of a franchise’s championship futility was lifted off each individual player’s shoulders. Can you blame them?

Ample photo and video evidence available on social media shows Alex Ovechkin and his teammates partying with the Cup all around the Washington area on Saturday.

Their day began with a trip to Nationals Park, where they watched from a suite as the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-5 in an early-day game. Ovechkin threw out the first pitch (on two tries):

Ovechkin had to throw 2 opening pitches cause the first one was that bad 😂😂... #FullSend pic.twitter.com/lxKCmoQQDa Bar South N Celly (@BarSouthNCelly) June 9, 2018

The Capitals also continued the grand tradition of drinking out of the Cup. Many fans encountered the team in Georgetown:

Oh my god Alex Ovechkin was doing keg stands out of the Stanley Cup in the middle of Georgetown after throwing out the first pitch at a Nationals game and then ended up swimming half-naked in a fountain and I never thought id say this but this was all worth the 44-year wait 😂 pic.twitter.com/WZ5Bfh2aEM Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 10, 2018

This was an absolutely insane day and I love this team so much #ALLCaps pic.twitter.com/rjWcfkH3hl Kelsey G. (@KGras13) June 9, 2018

Hi Osh 👋 Hi Stanley 👋 #ALLCaps pic.twitter.com/xM1AGzkcPO Kelsey G. (@KGras13) June 9, 2018

One of the most notable moments from Saturday is when this group of players swam in a fountain in Georgetown.

It’s been hours since the Caps swam in the fountain, but this angle is new to me. And amazing. Because they’re all amazing. (via @jgboy13) pic.twitter.com/1SicLw6jaS Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) June 10, 2018

Somehow, Jakub Vrana found the time to get a tattoo on his wrist of the Cup and part of the Capitals’ logo:

There is so much goodness to unpack on Jakub Vranas Instagram feed right now. Lowkey best part is him lifting up his tshirt sleeve to show a.. wrist tattoo? pic.twitter.com/j5e18IYAvt Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) June 10, 2018

Finally, Ovechkin brought the Cup home at the end of the night and reportedly slept with it.

Ovechkin is literally in bed with the Cup pic.twitter.com/Qyg8A2lIDP Mike Coyne (@MikeCoyne22) June 10, 2018

Will these guys have any energy left for Tuesday’s parade?