For D.C. sports fans, the stars aligned as the Capitals, Wizards and Nationals all won Tuesday night. In a 10-minute window, all three teams got the W, which had Washington fans rejoicing and scratching their heads at the same time.
The night started with the Nationals taking on the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05 p.m., followed by the Capitals playoff game against the New York Islanders at 7:30 p.m. and finally the Wizards playoff game versus the Toronto Raptors at 8:00 p.m.
With that lineup, the District was buzzing with fans cheering on their favorite teams. That buzz continues as many D.C. sports fans still can’t believe all three teams won.
According to junior Kinesiology major, Adam Daniel, Tuesday will undoubtedly go down as a historic moment in sports.
“Yesterday, April 21, 2015, was arguably the greatest f*****g day in D.C. sports in the last decade,” Daniel said.
Although the wins were great all around , for fans of the Wizards and Capitals, the playoff wins show that D.C. is for real. The District needs a deep-run to make fans forget about the recent postseason struggles in the nation’s capital.
Junior Community Health major and Wizards fan, Sultan Oyeshile, believes the Wizards are a real contender to bring a major sports championship back to D.C., something the city has been without since 1992.
“I think its great that all the D.C. teams won their games yesterday especially the Wizards because I personally think they have the greatest chance of winning a championship in their sport” Oyeshile said.
For Tyler Hart, a freshman Letter and Sciences major, the Caps win was a definite surprise.
“The Caps win was really cool I did not think that they could do it but the overtime victory was awesome,” Hart said.
While the Nationals’ season just started, wins at home always bring a certain energy to the district. Early home wins also make it easier for teams come September, when the hunt for October is at its peak.
By the end of the night, the Capitals had won 2-1 in an overtime thriller, the Wizards went 2-0 in their first round playoff series and the Nationals clutched a win at home.
Sophomore Mechanical Engineering major, Eric Fick, shared the sentiments of many fans of D.C. franchises.
“The 3 for 3 wins last night for the Wizards, the Nationals and the Caps, was just a really big sports day for the entire city…and the entire DMV area,” Fick said.