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Capitals celebrate Della Donne, champion Mystics at game vs. Maple Leafs

Star read lineup, dropped puck at ceremonial faceoff

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Elena Delle Donne drops the puck

TOR@WSH: WNBA champion Elena Delle Donne drops puck

WNBA Champion and league MVP Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics drops the puck before the Capitals game against the Maple Leafs

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Elena Della Donne and the Washington Mystics' championship tour continued at their home arena Wednesday.

Della Donne participated in the ceremonial puck drop, and the WNBA champions were at the Washington Capitals game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Capital One Arena.

The Mystics defeated the Connecticut Sun in the best-of-5 WNBA Finals for their first championship in team history Thursday at Capital One Arena. They were honored by the Washington Nationals at Game 4 of the NLCS on Tuesday, and Della Donne, the team's star forward and two-time league MVP, threw out the first pitch at Nationals Park before Washington's 7-4 win. 

A night later, she was back to announce the Capitals starting lineup in the locker room, but not before taking exception with some of coach Todd Reirdan's choices. Then she dropped the puck for Alex Ovechkin and John Tavares.

Tweet from @Capitals: That time when 2019 MVP and @WNBA Champion @De11eDonne called out the lines for the game! #ALLCAPS #TogetherDC @WashMystics pic.twitter.com/jih0znahaD

The team sat in a suite and got a bird's-eye view of the game, and the WNBA championship trophy went for a first-intermission Zamboni ride courtesy of forward Aerial Powers.

Tweet from @WashMystics: Zamboni ride like a CHAMP! #ALLCAPS #TogetherDC pic.twitter.com/9okfotR4Tv

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