Thousands of fans celebrate the Washington Capitals' 1st Stanley Cup win

PHOTO: Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey teams Stanley Cup victory celebration, June 12, 2018, at the National Mall in Washington.PlayJacquelyn Martin/AP
WATCH Thousands of fans celebrate the Washington Capitals' 1st Stanley Cup win

A sea of red filled Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday as fans celebrated the Washington Capitals first Stanley Cup win.

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Dressed head to toe in red, fans lined the victory parade route that ran down Constitution Avenue and concluded with a rally at the National Mall.

“You think it’s going to be crazy but it’s actually nuts,” Capitals hockey player Alex Ovechkin said at the rally. “You guys are killing it.”

A number of buses carried the team and their family members, the last bus hosted Ovechkin who held the trophy in the air as fans cheered.

PHOTO: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin hoists the Stanley Cup during the Stanley Cup championship parade and celebration, June 12, 2018, in Washington DC.Alex Brandon/USA TODAY Sports
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin hoists the Stanley Cup during the Stanley Cup championship parade and celebration, June 12, 2018, in Washington DC.

“This happens because they support as much as you are,” Ovechkin said at the rally. “We want to say to our families and you guys, 'thank you very much.'"

Thousands of fans attended the event and one Twitter user joked that people in Washington, D.C., likely avoided going to work to attend the celebratory occasion.

At the rally, right winger T.J. Oshie teased that the Washington Capitals would win back-to-back championships, which garnered a roar of applause from the crowd.

Before the end of the event, the team and crowd sang, “We are the Champions” and chanted, “Let’s go Caps!”

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