The Caps will celebrate Stanley Cup with White House visit after all

Capitals to celebrate Stanley Cup victory at White House
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By 106.7 The Fan
The Capitals, nearly 10 months after winning the Stanley Cup, will indeed celebrate their championship with President Trump at the White House, Isabelle Khurshudyan reports.

News: the Capitals are visiting the White House to celebrate their Stanley Cup on Monday. This story will be updated.

— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) March 19, 2019

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning in April, the clock nearly ran out on the Capitals, who first hoisted the Cup in June 2018.

Several players said at the time they would skip the ceremonial visit, Devante Smith-Pelly and Brett Connolly included, however the majority said they would push politics aside in favor of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Smith-Pelly, who was waived in February and is no longer with the team, now plays for Washington's AHL affiliate in Hershey.

Confirming report by @ikhurshudyan that Capitals will visit the White House on Monday.

— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) March 19, 2019

Connolly reaffirmed he will skip the White House visit when asked Tuesday night. However, team captain Alex Ovechkin told reporters he's planning to go to the White House. 

Brett Connolly said he stands by his decision not to go to the White House. Said he’s supporting a good friend who he agreed with (Devante Smith-Pelly).

— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) March 20, 2019

Alex Ovechkin said he will visit the White House on Monday with Capitals teammates.

— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) March 20, 2019

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