WATCH: D.C. turns out for Capitals' Banner Night

Brian Tinsman
October 03, 2018 - 10:51 pm

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For fans of the team, it started when they boarded Metro rail and headed towards Chinatown and the Capital One Center.

Once they arrived, fans were greeted by some of the most eccentric characters in the fan base:

Outside, fans were treated to a red carpet experience from the players, who arrived early to sign autographs and mingle with fans and the media:

From there, many fans followed the players inside and were treated to an emotional roller coaster, produced by the Capitals in a look back at the magical championship ride:

They got a first look at the Caps' championship rings (with a chance to buy a replica) and were witness to a really bad high five before welcoming remarks by team owner Ted Leonsis:

They also got red, flashing sticks and got to sing along to some classic Queen:

Finally, it was the moments that everyone was waiting for: a chance to see the Stanley Cup and a chance to hang the franchise's first championship banner:

Even fans who couldn't get in enjoyed an amazing night watching the big screens on the outside of the Capital One Center. Fans everywhere were treated to the biggest opening night blowout in franchise history:


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