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Capitals' victory parade in Washington set for Tuesday

If you’re planning on heading to work in Washington on Tuesday, don’t.

The parade celebrating the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup Final championship will begin at 11 a.m at Constitution Avenue and 17th Street NW and proceed along Constitution Avenue to 7th Street NW. The celebration will culminate at 7th Street NW and the National Mall.

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The parade is free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to take the Washington Metro or share rides, as parking is limited near the parade route. They’re also encouraged to bring plenty of water.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Capitals, said in a permit application submitted Thursday morning that it expects over 100,000 in attendance.

“I think it’s going to be much bigger than everyone is expecting,” owner Ted Leonsis said Thursday night, after the Capitals’ 4-3 win in Game 5 over the host Vegas Golden Knights.

"We have a lot of work to do,” he added. “We'll try to make it very, very family oriented. To make sure it's not just the players, but it's the mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters."

Thousands of Capitals fans flooded Capital One Arena and the surrounding streets to watch Game 5.

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