Top 5 D.C. sports moments of 2018

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?

Well, certainly some aspects of 2018 surely should never be remembered. But not these moments. These moments will long remain in the memory banks of all in the DMV. The top 5 moments that made 2018 a special year in D.C. Sports. 

And the top moment might surprise you. (Spoiler Alert: It won't.)

No, the season did not turn out so well. But this moment will always be special: The Doink.

A huge moment in the NFC East --Brett Maher misses to give the @Redskins a huge win!#DALvsWAS #NFLUK pic.twitter.com/AZoTTuxsvQ

— NFL UK (@NFLUK) October 22, 2018

The Cowboys missed a 52-yard field goal which was supposed to be five yards shorter, but Dallas long snapper Louis-Philippe Ladouceur​ was called for a snap infraction. And so, the Redskins won thanks to: The Doink.

4. Max Scherzer 300th K

There is little left to say about the dominance of Nats' ace Max Scherzer. 

Max Scherzer is the third pitcher in the past 15 years to strikeout 300 batters in a single season. pic.twitter.com/sKISncb32G

— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 26, 2018

"To me, (Scherzer is) the best pitcher in the game," Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said. "He's the guy that you want to face the least in the game, and if you're going strictly by statistics, he's number one in just about every category that you can name."

Did you know Evgeny Kuznetsov could fly? 

Kuznetsov gets the OT winner for the Capitals to eliminate the Penguins! pic.twitter.com/3eGbLw55sk

— TheRenderNHL (@TheRenderNHL) May 8, 2018

The Caps exorcised their playoff demons by beating the rival Pens 4-2 with an overtime winner in Pittsburgh. It doesn't get much sweeter than that. 

The Nats talisman never got a shinning playoff moment in Washington, but he did have this. 

Bryce Harper won the Home Run Derby in the most dramatic way possible. pic.twitter.com/qpnvbcx0xe

— ESPN (@espn) July 17, 2018

Harper, who overcame lame cheating accusations in the Derby, was the opposite of John Wall in the batting cage.

Looks like John Wall needs these practice swings pic.twitter.com/q00ej5tZGD

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) July 15, 2018

1. Caps win Stanley Cup

Obviously.

"THE WORDS THAT D.C. FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR SINCE 1974! THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS ARE THE 2018 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS! IT'S NOT A DREAM! IT'S NOT A DESERT MIRAGE!" @WaltonCaps' WITH THE #STANLEYCUP GAME-WINNING CALL pic.twitter.com/2gYtPHpfZl

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) June 8, 2018

That was great, wasn't it? The Caps with the Cup at the club. The Cup at the parade. The Cup at the parade and the Ovi f-bomb

Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, good. 

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