The Capitals owe the Blue Jackets a round of drinks after Columbus defeated the Islanders 5-4 in a shootout Saturday night.
Barry Trotz could have sat at his laptop and typed up an office memo. Or he could have made a phone call to Building Ops.
It wasn't until mid-January that the Wizards achieved what they considered their "statement" victory last season.
Overshadowed by Bradley Beal's return to practice is that the Wizards' home winning streak is in serious jeopardy when the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live
The last time the Indiana Pacers were in this building, they were breathing a sigh of relief after eliminating the Wizards in six games of the Eastern Conference semifinals.