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Nationals Twitter congratulates Capitals for going 1-0 to #StayInTheFight

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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (middle right) celebrates with teammates after defeating the the New York Islanders in game four of the first round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena.
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The Nationals weren't the only team from Washington to complete a comeback on Tuesday night. 

After the Nats completed their 8-5 comeback win over the Atlanta Braves, the Capitals completed a comeback of their own -- allbeit with much higher stakes. Whereas the Nats cameback from a 5-2 deficit, the Caps came back from a 2-0 Islanders lead in Game 4 of their first round playoff series.

Their 3-2 win over the Islanders kept them in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and avoided a sweep against their former head coach Barry Trotz in the process. Simply put, it was beautiful hockey after a worrisome first period. 

Washington's professional teams maintain close relationships, and following their comebacks Tuesday night, the recent championship-winning teams continued that synergy on social media.

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The Capitals will need to continue staying in the fight Thursday when they take the ice for Game 5 against the Islanders, who will be keen to not let this series slip away from their clutches.