Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will be keeping an eye on the Stanley Cup this year, as his Vegas Golden Knights face the Washington Capitals.
It was a big night for D.C. sports on Wednesday night, and Washington Nationals right-fielder Bryce Harper will be doubly pleased with how things have turned out. His team, the Vegas Golden Knights will face off against his current hometown Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final.
The Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in arguably the biggest the win in franchise history. So next up for the Caps is a date with the Golden Knights, where one of these teams will collect their franchise’s first Stanley Cup.
Bryce Harper makes no secret about his allegiance when it comes to hockey. Born and raised in Las Vegas, he constantly represents the new expansion franchise whenever he has an opportune moment. Such as batting and fielding practice at Dodgers Stadium in the image below.
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Some may remember that Harper even dropped the puck on December 23rd when the Capitals made the trip to Nevada for the first time.
Harper was joined on the ice by fellow Washington sports great, Alex Ovechkin, in an heavily photographed moment.
Bryce Harper now has two dates circled in big red ink on his calendar. The first is Monday June 4th, as the Golden Knights come to D.C. for Game 4 of the series.
As things work out, the Nationals fortunately have an off-day that day, before playing a home game on Tuesday. Expect Harper to be in prime seats at Capital One Arena for that game.
The latter is Sunday June 10th when Game 6 is scheduled in Washington, should it be required. Although not certain, these teams could play out a classic series and take it all the way.
This one might be a bit of a stretch for Harper, as the Nats face the San Francisco Giants at 4:05pm. With puck-drop at around 8:15pm, he has an outside chance to hot foot it to the arena. I’m sure he won’t be the only one attempting to do so, but if there are extra innings, he’ll struggle.
Bryce Harper was rooting hard for the Washington Capitals in their Eastern Conference Final hoping for this exact scenario. Now he gets to watch the two hockey teams he loves the most duke it out for the Stanley Cup.