Capitals congratulate Golden Knights in full-page ad

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The Washington Capitals are continuing their wild Stanley Cup celebration on Tuesday with a victory parade down Constitution Avenue and ending in front of a massive crowd assembled on the National Mall.

It is sure to be an unforgettable day for Capitals fans that have waited decades for this moment.

On the same day all of that is happening the Capitals organization took out a full page ad in the Las Vegas Review Journal to congratulate the Vegas Golden Knights — the team they beat in the Stanley Cup Final to win their first championship — on “the most successful inaugural season in the history of professional sports.”

Here is a look at the ad, via the Review Journal:

The Golden Knights, playing in their first season in the NHL, were expected by pretty much everyone to be one of the worst teams in the league this season. Instead, they ended up shocking the sports world by not only winning the Pacific Division and making the playoffs, but by storming through the Western Conference playoffs on their way to the Stanley Cup Final thanks in large part to incredible performances from their top-line and starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. It did not result in a championship, but they came much closer than anyone could have ever expected in year one.

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.