Thursday night, tens of thousands of people made their way down to Washington DC in anticipation of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. Those fans ended up being rewarded after third period goals by Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller gave the Capitals a 4-3 win.
Inside Capital One Arena, the crowd was euphoric, roaring after every goal. Fans, who began arriving for the watch party during the Washington Mystics game, spilled onto the basketball court later that night as the final buzzer sounded on the jumbotron.
Outside of the arena, it was even crazier as tens of thousands of people watched the game on videoboards located at G Street and 8th Street NW. Fans went wild as the game ended. Celebrations spilled over well into the early morning hours.
Here are our photos documenting the craziness of DC.