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Hoyer: ‘There Is Joy in the Washington Capital Region Today’

Maryland lawmaker celebrates Stanley Cup win in Friday floor remarks

Fans celebrate in downtown Washington, D.C. after the Washington Capitals win over the Vegas Golden Knights that earned them the Stanley Cup. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

“Mr. Speaker, I rise with great joy and excitement to celebrate the tremendous victory last night by the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup finals,” Minority WhipSteny H. Hoyer said on the House floor Friday morning.

The Maryland Democrat continued: “The Caps had an extraordinary season and brought home a victory for the national capital region — its first major sports championship since 1992.”

Roll Call covered the celebrations in D.C. on Thursday evening as fans gathered near the Caps' area in Chinatown to cheer the team on to their 4-3 victory. 

Hoyer Celebrates Caps Win on House Floor

Here's the evening in photos:

Caps fans celebrate on G Street NW as the Washington Capitals defeat the Vegas Knights 4-3 to capture the team's first Stanley Cup on June 7, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Caps fans celebrate on G Street NW. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 7: Caps fans celebrate on G Street NW after the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Knights 4-3 to capture the team's first Stanley Cup on June 7, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Caps fans celebrate on G Street NW after the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Knights. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A Washington Capitals fan cries in the street near Capital One arena after the Washington Capitals win over the Vegas Golden Knights winning them the Stanley Cup June 7, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
A Washington Capitals fan cries in the street near Capital One arena after the Washington Capitals win over the Vegas Golden Knights. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 7: Caps fans celebrate on G Street NW after the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Knights 4-3 to capture the team's first Stanley Cup on June 7, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 7: Caps fans celebrate on G Street NW shortly before the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Knights 4-3 to capture the team's first Stanley Cup on June 7, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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