Holtby was part of a large Capitals contingent that participated in last year's parade.
Wizards point guard featured with Caps P.A. announcer Wes Johnson.
Washington was one of about five teams on Martin Erat's list of possible destinations.
General manager turned around a franchise that Abe Pollin was considering selling in 1982.
The 1998 Capitals are the last D.C. team in the four major pro sports to reach the conference finals.
Washington can't get past Pittsburgh or its own bitter playoff history, dropping a heartbreaking game in front of its home crowd after fighting back from a 3-1 series deficit.
Wednesday marks the 10th Game 7 of the Alex Ovechkin Era.
Washington scored three goals in the final frame, as Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin found the back of the Pittsburgh net. With the come-from-behind victory, the Capitals avoid another early exit in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Game 5 represents a clean slate. Make the present last.
CBC commentator says anybody who refers to Niskanen's hit as a “hockey play” is “out of their mind.”