Forgive the Washington Capitals — they’ve never had a reason to party this hard before.
The NHL team secured its first Stanley Cup win in its 44-year history against the Vegas Golden Knights last Thursday.
The massive moment also marked the first time the championship has been won in Sin City, which made for a rowdy kickoff to cup celebrations.
According to twitter photos and video, the next few days included Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin sleeping beside the Stanley Cup, bringing it to local bars and a Nationals baseball game – after which the team jumped and frolicked in a fountain.
Some Twitter users even caught Ovechkin hailing a cab with the cup.
On Monday, the Stanley Cup’s official Twitter simply shared: “Best. Weekend. Ever.”
The shenanigans aren’t likely to end anytime soon. Ovechkin and teammate Braden Holtby, from Lloydminster, are slated to appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Monday.
The Capitals will also host a parade in Washington Tuesday.
Here are some of the highlights:
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 10, 2018
Best. Weekend. Ever.
— The Stanley Cup (@StanleyCup) June 11, 2018
Alex Ovechkin slept with the cup last night pic.twitter.com/2GoeetnHiD
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 10, 2018
Oh my god Alex Ovechkin was doing keg stands out of the Stanley Cup in the middle of Georgetown after throwing out the first pitch at a Nationals game and then ended up swimming half-naked in a fountain and I never thought i’d say this but this was all worth the 44-year wait 😂 pic.twitter.com/WZ5Bfh2aEM
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 10, 2018
After hours of partying, Ovechkin finally passed out, with the Cup of course 😂 pic.twitter.com/HIq0nCviXR
— NHL Chirps (@ryanchirpz) June 8, 2018
Alex Ovechkin is just holding the Stanley Cup up in the middle of the inning. They won’t put him on the Jumbotron because the ball is still in play lmfao #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/XRRuUUWrOP
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) June 9, 2018
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) June 11, 2018
You’re a LEGEND, Ovechkin!
— Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) June 10, 2018
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) June 11, 2018
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 11, 2018