The Caps will celebrate Stanley Cup with White House visit after all

Chris Lingebach
March 19, 2019 - 3:21 pm
Capitals to celebrate Stanley Cup victory at White House

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The Capitals, nearly 10 months after winning the Stanley Cup, will indeed celebrate their championship with President Trump at the White House, Isabelle Khurshudyan reports.

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning in April, the clock nearly ran out on the Capitals, who first hoisted the Cup in June 2018.

Several players said at the time they would skip the ceremonial visit, Devante Smith-Pelly and Brett Connolly included, however the majority said they would push politics aside in favor of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Smith-Pelly, who was waived in February and is no longer with the team, now plays for Washington's AHL affiliate in Hershey.

Connolly reaffirmed he will skip the White House visit when asked Tuesday night. However, team captain Alex Ovechkin told reporters he's planning to go to the White House. 

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