Recapping Ovechkin's wild first few days with the Stanley Cup

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Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are celebrating their Stanley Cup win by letting out years of frustration with a helluva party.

By knocking off the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the final, the Capitals sealed the first championship in franchise history, putting to bed the narrative that the team's underachieved since it entered the NHL 44 years ago.

So it's little surprise that Ovechkin, his teammates, and Capitals fans are taking full advantage of the opportunity to celebrate. Here's what he's been up to.

'Get some beers'

It's hard to put into words what it means to win the Stanley Cup, but the Capitals captain was pretty succinct when he suggested how fans should mark the occasion.

When they first met

First there was the Conn Smythe Trophy, and then NHL commissioner Gary Bettman presented Ovechkin with the Stanley Cup. It hasn't left his hands much since.

No time for losers

What's winning without a rendition of "We Are The Champions"?

A trip through a casino

You have to be lucky in Vegas, and some fans were, getting a close-up look at Lord Stanley as Ovechkin took a quick detour through the MGM Grand.

The traditional champagne shot

Countless beverages have been poured from the Stanley Cup, but it's hard to imagine a more common choice than some smooth champagne.

Tuckered out

Ovechkin grabbed a cat nap on the trip back to D.C., but didn't let the Stanley Cup out of his grasp.

The 1st pitch

Ovechkin must be thankful he didn't pursue a career in baseball.

Hoisting it again and again

Washington sports fans showed plenty of love for the Stanley Cup as Ovechkin proudly displayed the silver mug at Saturday's Nationals game.

Take another drink

Home to Georgetown University, this D.C. neighborhood was a natural choice for a classic college move.

The summer of Ovi

Ovi and a few of his teammates made a splash.

Partying with the first daughter

Spending some time with Ivanka Trump might be a strong sign that a trip to the White House is in the Capitals' future.

More singing

Practice makes perfect, as Ovi and his teammates take another crack at their new favorite song.

A show for the fans

The Capitals won't have a Stanley Cup parade until Tuesday, although a few fans have already gotten some face time with hockey's ultimate prize.

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