Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates his power play goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

AP Source: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House

March 19, 2019 - 2:42 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced the decision.

The Capitals will continue the NHL's tradition of visiting the sitting president at the White House. The NBA's Golden State Warriors and NFL's Philadelphia Eagles did not visit President Donald Trump after winning championships.

The Washington Post first reported the move. The Capitals won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history last June against the Vegas Golden Knights.

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