Cap­i­tals’ Stan­ley Cup party rolls on

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The Washington Cap­i­tals took the Stan­ley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Ve­gas Strip. They took it to a pop­u­lar bar not far from their sub­ur­ban prac­tice fa­cil­ity. Then they took it to Na­tion­als Park, where they kept hoist­ing it from a suite to the roars of the crowd. Chug­ging beers dur­ing a TV in­ter­view, Cap­i­tals play­ers broke out into an im­promptu ren­di­tion of Queen’s “We Are The Cham­pi­ons” and swayed to­gether when it was played dur­ing the seventh-in­ning stretch. The first Cup is bring­ing out the deep­est emo­tions for su­per­star cap­tain Alex Ovechkin and his team­mates and coaches. It’s not go­ing to stop un­til at least Tues­day, when the Cap­i­tals pa­rade the Cup down Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue and are feted at a rally on the Na­tional Mall at 11 a.m. “It’s go­ing to be amaz­ing,” Nick­las Back­strom said. “Not just for us, (but) for the city of Washington I think that has waited a long time for this. It’s go­ing to be great to share that with them.”

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