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Washington, D.C., area goes wild for Capitals return to Stanley Cup Final

Plenty around district showing elation at team's conference final victory @NHLdotcom

When you go two decades between Stanley Cup Final appearances, you can expect a victory lap on social media.

The Washington Capitals will play for the greatest trophy in all of sports for the first time since 1998 after beating the Tampa Bat Lightning at Amalie Arena 4-0 on Wednesday.

Social media was buzzing with congratulations for the Capitals.

To no surprise, fans watching back at Capital One Arena were elated.

Tweet from @MonSportsNet: Ask and ye shall receive! The @Capitals fans take the @NPG Steps are ALIVE and RED!#ALLCAPS #CapsKnights #StanleyCup

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser sent out some video of fans celebrating in the district.

Tweet from @MurielBowser: #ALLCAPS

Rapper Wale, a D.C. native, was fired up for the Capitals win.

Tweet from @Wale: Caps win and I���m eatin at @chefjoseandres spot.. what a day #ALLCAPS

Former Capitals forward Peter Bondra, who was a member of the 1998 Eastern Conference champions, tweeted out his congrats.

Tweet from @PeterBondra12: Congratulations to the @Capitals on being the EC Champions. 4 more wins! Let���s go Caps! #STANLEYCUP

Washington Wizards guard John Wall was happy for the team he shares a city with.

Tweet from @JohnWall: Yessir������ #ALLCAPS Congrats #DCFAMILY

Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, currently the coach of Georgetown, showed the Capitals some love. 

Tweet from @CoachEwing33: Nothing like a Game 7! Congratulations, Washington Capitals - good luck in the Stanley Cup Final.

The Washington Nationals tweeted out that their manager, Davey Martinez, nearly predicted the final score of the Capitals victory.

Tweet from @Nationals: #StanleyCup Final!!! #ALLCAPS

And while the Nationals and their manager are big-time Capitals backers, their star player, a Las Vegas native, Bryce Harper is a big Golden Knights fan. He wore a Golden Knights hat in a picture posted to his Instagram story on Wednesday night, but also made this point on Twitter prior to the conference finals.

Tweet from @Bharper3407: Could you imagine a @GoldenKnights vs. @Capitals Stanley Cup?���� #Epic

Epic is a good word for it.

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