Wizards, Capitals will finish their seasons -- via video games

The NBA and the NHL have both been shut down for more than a week. We should be getting excited for the playoffs. Instead, we're left wondering when we'll see competitive basketball and hockey again.

Well, you're in luck -- at least if you're a Washington Wizards and/or a Washington Capitals fan.

Monumental Sports Network and NBC Sports Washington are going to play out the rest of the Wizards' and Capitals' seasons by airing one-hour video game simulations.

It's not the real thing, but it's about the best we can do right now.