More than a double dose of excitement for D.C. sports fans

WASHINGTON — D.C. sports fans who can’t get enough of the action might want to plop into an easy chair in front of the TV or find an empty stool at their favorite sports bar Wednesday night.

Wednesday is a day fans can Rock the Red, give a boost to D.C. Rising or put on their Natitude. If that’s not enough, they can cheer for the Black and Red: The Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Nationals and D.C. United are all in action Wednesday.

It’s do or die for the Caps, who skate against the New York Rangers in Game 7 of their playoff series. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Winners will advance toward the Stanley Cup; losers will be sent packing.

The NBA playoff series between the Wizards and Hawks is tied at two games each, as the teams collide again Wednesday night in Atlanta. Tipoff is at 8 p.m.

But before fans learn whether the Caps remain in the hunt or the Wizards can conjure up a win, the Nationals have a day game. They’ll finish their three-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks, as Gio Gonzalez goes for his third win. Game time is at 3:40 p.m.

Of Washington’s professional teams, only D.C. United plays at home, hosting Orlando City Soccer Club at RFK Stadium at 8 p.m.

But that’s not all. Just up the road, the Baltimore Orioles will wrap up their three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.

And while it’s far from football season, the Washington Redskins have a rookie minicamp scheduled for this weekend, after signing all 10 of their 2015 draft picks this week.

Dick Uliano

Whether anchoring the news inside the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center or reporting from the scene in Maryland, Virginia or the District, Dick Uliano is always looking for the stories that really impact people's lives.

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