Washington, D.C.-  Lars Eller scored the winning goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at 12:23(3rd period) to give the Washington Capitals their first Stanley Cup Championship.  Through 112 days, the Caps partied probably harder than any other Championship team. To the point that the National Hockey League made a rule of no more Keg Stands using the Cup( Apparently it got bent in the process). On day 101, the Caps players names were etched in history as players/coaches names were added to the rings around it. 

Image courtesy of Capitals Right Wing, Devante Smith-Pelly

On Monday, October 1, 2018, the players and coaches received their Championship rings in a private ceremony, while wives received championship pendants.

Image courtesy of the Washington Capitals

Tonight, at 7:15 p.m. the Capitals raise the 2017-18 NHL Stanley Cup Championship banner, before playing the Boston Bruins in Game One of the 2018-19 season. Here’s your need to know information concerning all of tonight’s festivities:

4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.:Rock the Red Carpet” Players from the 2018-19 team will arrive between 6th and 7th streets NW and be escorted down the red carpet by selected fans. Caps Alumni and mascots will also join in. The event will air live on NBC Sports Washington and NBCSportsWashington.com

Image courtesy of the Washington Capitals

6:30 p.m.: Outdoor viewing party on G Street begins, with the pre-game banner raising and game itself shown on the video board. 

7:15 p.m.: The Banner raising ceremony 

7:30 p.m. The Capitals begin their defense of the Cup with the puck-drop against the Boston Bruins.

Traffic and Parking restrictions:

5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Restrictions

  • F Street from 6th to 7th Street NW( 2:30 pm-10:30 pm
  • G Street from 7th to 9th Streets NW
  • 8th Street from Gto H Streets NW

No Parking from 12 p.m.- 2 a.m.

  • G Street NW between 7th to 9th Streets
  • F Street NW between 6th and 9th Streets
  • 7th Street between E and H Streets

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...