Let's all be honest here. The Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup is the greatest thing to happen to the NHL in years. Not only did we get to see Alexander Ovechkin finally win his every elusive first Cup, but we also get to watch the entire Capitals team celebrate harder than any team before them. Their championship parade took place today on the streets of Washington DC, and it did not disappoint. Their celebration could even rival the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl.
4. Ovechkin Watching Jets
The title may not seem like the most exciting video, but Ovechkin's face at the end makes it all worth it. Who doesn't love that little toothless grin, and the Stanley Cup shining in the sunlight makes it all that much better.
3. Kuznetsov's Speech
Ovechkin may have won the Conn Smythe Trophy for the Playoff MVP, but Evgeny Kuznetsov played a massive role in their rise to the top of the NHL. Kuznetsov may not have had a speech prepared, but he captured the Capitals celebration perfectly. Eloquent, short, and very Russian.
2. Oshie Chugging Beer
TJ Oshie left us all in tears after his heartwarming moment with his father following their Stanley Cup victory. Oshie is an absolute beauty of a human being, and he proved to everyone that not only can he chug a beer, but he can do it through a jersey. Pretty sure Oshie just started a whole new hockey drinking trend.
1. Ovechkin's Speech
Nothing encapsulates the Capital's Stanley Cup parade better than Ovechkin's ending speech. He's proved all his haters wrong, and finally brought a Cup to Washington DC for the first time in franchise history. Ovechkin's celebrations have been all over social media since they won the Cup, but this speech trumps all.