WASHINGTON D.C. -- There wasn't one thing you could point to but a collection of memorable moments that made the Caps Rally and Parade through the National Mall Tuesday something special.
There was Devante Smith-Pelly, carrying a championship belt that looked oddly like one Ric Flair would sport.
There was T.J. Oshie lifting his jersey over his head before taking a big gulp of beer on stage.
There was Head Coach Barry Trotz being inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. and twisting the late Civil Rights Leaders words to apply it to his Stanley Cup-winning team.
"I have to sort of paraphrase it from one of the greatest people-- greatest Americans of all time," said Trotz. "We had a dream and we did it."
There was also the sing-a-long that the Capitals players wanted to share with the thousands of fans that came out for the festivities. The team gathered around the front of the stage, locked arms and the led the crowd in a rendition of "We Are The Champions" by Queen.
There were also some R-rated moments in which dirty words were yelled and the crowds cheered-- something to the effect of not being a bad team this season.
"Finally we started playing hockey like we can party so that's a good thing," said Nicklas Backstrom.
Some Capitals players like T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin want fans to already start thinking about next year and start chanting "Back to Back" instead of "Go Caps Go."