WATCH: A look back on the night the Caps became champs

A look back on the night the Washington Capitals became Stanley Cup champions.
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Time may fly, but the memories still seem very fresh in the mind.

 A year ago today, your Washington Capitals became Stanley Cup Champions. A year ago, Caps fans walked taller than they ever had before.

Here's a look back on the day and night that was June 7, 2018: The day the Caps became Champs. 

First stop: The hype video. A reminder of what life was like before Game 5, what was a dark time in D.C. sports in the pre-Stanley Cup Era. 

Get (more) hyped. https://t.co/JKLJBJG0wT #StanleyCup #OneMoreGame #CapsKnights #CapsYear pic.twitter.com/YxEk0BQlQb

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 7, 2018

The build-up was immense with fans packing Capital One Arena and the surrounding streets for a massive D.C. watch party.

Inside @CapitalOneArena, #ALLCAPS fans take in the Vegas pregame show with full throated reaction! pic.twitter.com/xImG2xAfmn

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

Caps fans storm the streets outside of @CapitalOneArena and somehow @CraigHoffman found himself in the middle of them all! #WEWANTTHECUP #ALLCAPS @The1SportsNerd on -- pic.twitter.com/191J9OkaUr

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

Outside the arena, 106.7 The Fan's Craig Hoffman was joined by D.C. native and ESPN's Clinton Yates to discuss what a championship would mean to the city. 

For your 1st period intermission enjoyment @CraigHoffman and @clintonyates breakdown what a Championship will mean to Washington DC!https://t.co/nBWc3Htbn9

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

In Las Vegas, Capitals fans were prime to "Get that Stanley."

Old school #Caps colors here & some red before Game 5 of #StanleyCup Final #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/RtoDW324tY

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 7, 2018 As were Caps fans in D.C.

Here's what it looks and sounds like @CapitalOneArena when @Capitals score a goal... 2,400 miles away. CapsViewingParty #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/W88y9f9cjn

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

In Vegas, Alex Ovechkin scored his 15th goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a wicked one-timer. And as the 3rd period began, the Caps were down 3-2, but D.C. could smell a very special night was cooking.

The scene outside @CapitalOneArena before the start of the 3rd period. #RockTheRed #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/dBJJ1AV91X

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018  

After Devante Smith-Pelly netted the equalizer, Lars Eller put the 2018 Capitals on the precipice of immortality and the sea of red in Vegas was ready to party.

This sea of #Caps Red was loudly cheering "Let's Go #Caps" before they tried to overwhelm them with nonsense here. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/NEWM4qqi8a

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

And then all that was left was one final puck drop.

Here it is!! Washington D.C. The @Capitals are the @StanleyCup Champions!!! pic.twitter.com/nfGEbH10NI

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

The scene outside of @CapitalOneArena as @WaltonCaps announces that the @Capitals are your 2018 Stanley Cup Champions! pic.twitter.com/XI76UJRHcO

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

And finally, Ovechkin would lift the Stanley Cup!

That time that Alex Ovechkin & the @Capitals won the @StanleyCup. .It's real Washington. .It's real! pic.twitter.com/RtCuac1mmN

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

This says it all! The Captain with the @StanleyCup & the Conn Smythe Trophy. #Caps #CapsAreStanleyCupChamps pic.twitter.com/8GT6KDXaxr

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

Today a year ago was an emotional night for all, especially for Caps forward T.J. Oshie.

A tearful T.J. Oshie, now a #StanleyCup Champion: "This win… it's for my family, it's for my two little girls. I got my name on something now..."It's for my dad, who has Alzheimer's. His memory's slipped a little these days. This is one memory I don't think he’s gonna forget."

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

For Capitals fans around the country, the celebration was just beginning.

They say winning a #StanleyCup can make a grown man cry. Dan's been a #Caps fan for 30 years. Last night, while talking to our @craighoffman, he cried. #ALLCAPS #RockTheRed #OURYEAR pic.twitter.com/SLBMwDNJn4

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

Alex Ovechkin carries the @StanleyCup off the ice at @TMobileArena & celebrates a bit with the #CAPS fans! #StanleyCup #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/0WO4Tzxfsz

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

And the summer of drinking began! Both in Las Vegas

We Got That Stanley! #ALLCAPS #ovi8 #Vegas #ItsAParty pic.twitter.com/y8uqOD1M4V

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

and in The Sports Junkies studios!

Hours after the #Caps win the #StanleyCup, @moneymetalcakes is celebrating all over again, popping bottles on @JunksRadio! https://t.co/7zUQo43GiN pic.twitter.com/Pq5Saz1HY4

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

From now until forever, the Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions!

Just @ovi8 walking ona cement floor in his skates carrying the @StanleyCup to meet the media! #Caps #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/A92cCSau08

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

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