D.C. athletes embrace Caps in Game 1

D.C. athletes came out to support Capitals in Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Photo credit Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
By 106.7 The Fan

The Washington Capitals started their postseason defense of the Stanley Cup on Thursday evening and some of D.C.'s biggest sports stars came out in support.

Nationals veterans Max Scherzer and Ryan Zimmerman, who went all in on the team last year, were back in attendance as the Nats enjoyed a night off:

Max & Ryan back again. pic.twitter.com/NnBP3P3dRn

— Danny (@recordsANDradio) April 12, 2019

They were joined by teammate Adam Eaton, who is enjoying another strong start to the season. He was selected as the Fan of the Game and given the honor of leading the crowd in a "Let's Go Caps" chant before puck drop. He brought the enthusiasm:

Adam Eaton the @Nationals doing the "Let's Go #Caps" bit to start the #StanleyCup Playoffs. @1067theFan pic.twitter.com/lBLqJe8ORj

— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) April 11, 2019

Crushed it @AdamSpankyEaton pic.twitter.com/w8SizHGKIF

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 11, 2019

.@AdamSpankyEaton is in the best shape of his life. #ALLCAPS #OnePursuit pic.twitter.com/djAz0BhZSn

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 12, 2019

Elsewhere in the Capital One Arena, Washington Wizards stars Bradley Beal and John Wall enjoyed the offseason while taking in the Caps, with whom he shares a home arena:

I love this city. Brad Beal, Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, & John Wall all present at the Vault for the Caps!  #dcfamily #OnePursuit #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/fW0CVieo6k

— Zach (@pnkyreggaeprty) April 12, 2019

Even the Washington Redskins and D.C. United put out official videos wishing the Caps luck as they embark on the postseason pursuit:

Good luck in the #StanleyCup Playoffs, @Capitals! Let’s bring it back. ----#ALLCAPS x #HTTR pic.twitter.com/wJLaSpsGd1

— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) April 11, 2019

Their quest for #Back2Back Stanley Cups starts tonight! We are behind you all the way, @Capitals! Take it to those jerks tonight! ------#DCU | #ALLCAPS | #StanleyCupPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/YHn6LQIMAA

— D.C. United (@dcunited) April 11, 2019

Whether or not players in a city should support the other teams in a city is a matter of debate that will likely not be solved today. But it never hurts to celebrate the success that the Caps have had, and hope that some of it rubs off on pretty much any other D.C. team.

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