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Caps Rock the Red. 

On Wednesday, April 13, at 2 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Events DC and the Washington Capitals, including owner Ted Leonsis and alumni Rod Langway and Alan May, will come together to celebrate a historic regular season and the upcoming playoffs during a Capitals #RockTheRed Fan Rally at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.

Capitals fans are invited to Carnegie Library from 1-3 p.m. to participate in the fan rally. In addition, the Capitals’ Rock the Red Ride of Fame bus will be on-site as well as Red Rockers, mascot Slapshot and food trucks.

#RockTheRed Hunt 

Capitals fans are invited to participate in a playoffs #RockTheRed Hunt. Starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 11, enlarged individual letters spelling “Capitals” will be hidden at different locations throughout the Washington, D.C., region. Location clues will be released each hour until 4 p.m. through the team’s official Twitter account, @WashCaps.

Each Capitals fan who first locates an individual letter will receive two tickets to the first home game of the playoffs. Participating fans are eligible to win only one letter’s pair of tickets.

(Washington Capitals press release)

Redskins preseason schedule.

The Washington Redskins will open the August preseason  in Atlanta, marking the Redskins and Falcons’ first preseason meeting since 2004. The Redskins hold a 10-5 advantage in the all-time preseason series between the two franchises.

The Redskins will make their FedExField preseason debut the following week  against the New York Jets. The Redskins and Jets have previously met in preseason play nine times. Washington has won each of the last two preseason meetings between the two squads, including the teams’ most recent preseason matchup in 2010.

Redskins Draft Day April 30

The following week, the Redskins will host the Buffalo Bills for their third preseason game for a second time in the last four years. The teams last faced one another in preseason play in the third game of the 2013 preseason, with the Redskins securing a 30-7 victory at FedExField. Last year, the Redskins defeated the Bills, 35-25, at FedExField in Week 15 of the regular season.

The Redskins will conclude their preseason on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, Sept. 1. The teams met in four consecutive preseason finales across the 2011-14 seasons, with the Redskins earning wins in all four contests. Last year, the teams faced one another in regular season play, as the Redskins overcame a 24-0 deficit to record the largest come-from-behind victory in franchise history.

(Redskins press release)