By Guest Blogger Rob Yunich:
The Washington Wizards are amidst a season where they twice play home games on consecutive nights. The last time that happened was the 2005-06 season, when it happened just once. The Atlanta Hawks are the only other Southeast Division team to go through this, and they’ve also got one (March 15 and 16).
Part of it may be due to the fact that nearly every Friday and Saturday night during the NBA (and NHL) seasons are booked and nearly every Saturday at Verizon Center is double-booked, with this Saturday hosting a rare afternoon Washington Capitals game followed by an evening Wizards game. Only two of the other Saturday doubleheaders at Verizon Center included hockey, and in both cases (Dec. 4 and Jan. 8), hockey had the late slot.
The Caps, meanwhile, haven’t hosted games on consecutive nights since Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2009 against the Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators (they won both games).
*Rob’s blog is Storming the Crease – http://www.stormingthecrease.com/, so be sure to check it out!