Niklas Backstrom

Stanley Cup party rolls on for first-time champion Capitals

Stanley Cup champions just want to have fun.

They're doing so right now.

The Washington Capitals took the Stanley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Vegas Strip. They took it to a popular bar not far from their suburban practice facility. Then they took it to Nationals Park, where they kept hoisting it from a suite to the roars of the crowd.

Hockey decisions, their individual Cup days and change lie ahead. This weekend is for celebrating.

"We're getting days with the Cup right now," defenseman John Carlson said. "We got some time to worry about the other stuff."

From Las Vegas to Washington and with more than a...