Wednesday night time’s D.C. sports activities trifecta didn’t immediate the jubilant euphoria we noticed from the D.C. sports activities trifecta 729 days in the past, when the Wizards beat the Raptors to take a 2-Zero first-round collection lead, the Caps beat the Islanders to even their first-round collection at two video games apiece, and Yunel Escobar and the Nats walked off the Cardinals.

That was the primary night time the Caps and Wizards had ever gained playoff video games on the identical day, and with each the Barry Trotz period and the John Wall playoffs period of their infancy — earlier than Caps playoff losses to the Rangers and Penguins, earlier than Wall broke his hand in opposition to the Hawks, earlier than Clayton Kershaw — the optimism was unrestrained.

There have been disappointments since then, and moments of panic and unhappiness, and but right here we had been once more Wednesday night time. The Wizards beat the Hawks to take one other 2-Zero first-round collection lead. The Caps beat the Leafs to even one other first-round collection at two video games apiece. And each member of the Nationals hit at the very least one grand slam in Atlanta in a blowout win.

Which meant one other D.C. sports activities trifecta, and one other spherical of celebration. The Publish’s sports activities part took notice, as seen above. So did ESPN’s SportsCenter Thursday morning, hosted by D.C. native Randy Scott.

The native groups took turns congratulating themselves for his or her second-ever such triple play, which was candy.

And snake-bitten followers of all three groups did the identical.

Though the happiest folks of all might have been those who not solely rooted for the D.C. trifecta, however financially profited from it. Good for them. They’d religion. Or at the very least an unstoppable urge to gamble.