Last night Washington, D.C. hit the trifecta in sports. The Washington Wizards basketball team, Washington Capitals hockey team and Washington Nationals baseball all won their games. Can I get an amen!!! For DMV area fans this is a big deal. The Wizards and Capitals are in the playoffs. For the Nationals it’s their regular season game. Check out the Washington Post Sports front page. A blowout, a boost and a blast.
The Capitals, Wizards and Nationals had pulled off the D.C. Sports Trifecta before — heck, they did it earlier this month — but not like this. Not anything close to this.
In the span of about 12 exhilarating minutes Tuesday, Nicklas Backstrom scored an overtime goal on Long Island to even the Capitals-Islanders series at two games apiece, the Wizards polished off the Raptors in Toronto to bring a 2-0 lead back to D.C. and Yunel Escobar hit a walk-off home run at Nationals Park.
It marked the first time in six tries that the Capitals and Wizards won playoff games on the same day, and for a fan base so used to disappointment, it was almost too much to comprehend.
I watched the Wizards play last night. Bradley Beal and John Wall had a fantastic night. They ran all over the Toronto Raptors after the 1st quarter. Right now they have a 2-0 lead in the playoffs. I just hope they can get rid of that losing on the home court feeling during the playoffs.
I don’t really follow hockey and I will watch baseball once in a while. But I was happy that the Caps and Nationals won last night.
I hate to say this but if the Washington Redskins were playing last night this type of excitement wouldn’t have happened. Just saying, lol.