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.
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.