— Washington Capitals (@washcaps) November 7, 2013
4 - Number of times throughout their respective histories that the Capitals and Redskins have each played teams from the same city (close enough) on the same day. Tonight, when the Caps host the Minnesota Wild and the 'Skins do battle on the road with the Minnesota Vikings, will be the fifth time it's happened. The prior four:
|October 20, 1974||Lost 5-0 vs. the New York Islanders||Won 24-3 vs. New York Giants|
|December 17, 1977||Won 2-1 at the Los Angeles Kings||Won 17-14 vs. the Los Angeles Rams|
|December 22, 1991||Lost 4-3 at the Philadelphia Flyers||Lost 22-24 at the Philadelphia Eagles|
|December 30, 2006||Lost 4-1 at the New York Rangers||Lost 34-28 vs. the New York Giants|
And yes, we know that the Islanders and Giants (heck, the Rangers and Giants) don't play in the same city, but the executive decision was made to include them on this list, whereas a December 15, 1990 double-dip against the Hartford Whalers and New England Patriots was not. Feel free to change the list in your mind as you see fit.