Similarities of how the Capitals and Nationals Won Their Championships

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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There’s no bromance in sports like the Washington Capitals and Nats

The Nationals and Washington Capitals came together as one, and now they’ve been crowned Champions. For some of us it’s been quite some time since we’ve seen some anything involving sports.

For others, we just want anything sports.

But, for the Nations Capital, we just want more happiness, parades and championships. The Washington Capitals went on to shock the world in 2018, by defeating the Vegas Golden Knights. While the improbable occurred for the Nationals. Neither team was really given a chance to win the ultimate prize.

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Some of you remember when the Capitals were down 0-2 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, after losing their first two games in the first round of the playoffs. However, things would soon turnaround. The Capitals went on to win four straight games. Just like the Capitals, but in a different format, the Nationals were pretty much given a low percentage chance of defeating the Los Angels Dodgers.

Nationals vs. St Louis Cardinals and Capitals vs. Penguins

Both the Nationals and Capitals didn’t have a good history against either team. The Nationals couldn’t beat the Cardinals in the regular season or playoffs and the Capitals just couldn’t win a playoff series against the Penguins. Things would be much different in 2018 and 2019.

The Nationals would get their fair chance at matching the Capitals in defeating a heavyweight, or so they said they were, and advancing to the NLCS.

Ok, how many of you are confused where I’m going with this? None, ok, I’ll keep going.

So, right now, we have the Nats advancing to their first ever NLCS to face off against the Cardinals and the Capitals in second round facing off against, guess who, Yeap, those stinking Penguins.

The first game wouldn’t go as planned but as usual. The Penguins would take game one 3-to-2, leaving Capitals fans feeling like it would be the same old ending, rinse and repeat year.

However, things just felt different for the Nationals. The team was on fire after the World Series, winning the allot of elimination games.

Long story short, the Nationals would sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.

The true MVP’s of this series, not to take anything away from Howie Kendrick, because he definitely played a huge part in winning the NL Pennant, but Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer dueled it out in St. Louis, while Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin sealed the deal in Washington.

All four pitchers would play a large part in helping the Nationals advance to their first ever World Series in franchise history. This would also bring the World Series to D.C. for the first time since 1933. Yes, I said it, 1933.

Meanwhile, in 2018, the Capitals were trying to “Exorcise the demons.” Welp, Game 2 would go their way as they would tie up the series at a game apiece, defeating the Penguins 4-1. The Capitals would take their luck on the road for Game 3, hoping the hockey gods were on their side this go around.

By the end of this merry-go-round was over, the Caps would defeat the Penguins 4-to-3 taking a 2-to-1 series lead heading into game 4.

I won’t keep you too long. The simple matter here is, both of these teams embraced one another and showed what it means if you fight until the end and don’t give up.

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Lastly, maybe Vegas should stop bettering against teams in the District of Columbia, because it’s not turning out well for them. Then again, if betting against D.C. teams are helping bring titles, keep it coming Vegas betting rooms. Maybe if they bet against the Redskins this year, they’ll go all the way and win the Super Bowl too.