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'Back-to-back!' Banner night for Ovechkin, Stanley Cup champion Capitals

'Back-to-back!' Banner night for Ovechkin, Stanley Cup champion Capitals

A Stanley Cup championship banner rose to the rafters at the home of the Washington Capitals for the first time, and everyone in attendance Wednesday night got to relive the sheer excitement of it all.

Alex Ovechkin and the other players, who craned their necks to see the video montages of last season on the overhead scoreboard — and couldn't help but smile. Coaches, too, including new head man Todd Reirden. Not to mention the owner and the GM and the assistant equipment manager and anyone else on staff.

And, importantly, the fans, decked out in their jerseys — most of them in the team's main color, red, so many with Ovechkin's No. 8. They sang along to “We Are the Champions!”...

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