The Capitals and Comcast Sportsnet have announced their TV schedule for the season. We’ve got the full list below, but here’s what you need to know now:
- CSN and CSN+ will air 70 games, with NBCSN picking up the remainder.
- I count 9 games on CSN+. If you don’t get CSN+, start dating someone who does.
- Your boys Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin, and Al Koken are all back.
- Alan May is back as well, though it’d be better if he were between the benches for every home game.
- Rob Carlin and Brent Johnson’s gigantic wristwatch will be doing post-game stuff as per usual.
- The press release threatens, I mean promises, more programming from Brian Mitchell.
- Five out of eight preseason games will be broadcast. I will recap zero of them!
Day Date Opponent Time / TV Sun. Sept. 21 Buffalo 5 p.m. CSN Mon. Sept. 22 at Philadelphia 7 p.m. CSN Fri. Sept. 26 Boston 7 p.m. CSN Thu. Oct. 2 Philadelphia 7 p.m. CSN Sun. Oct. 5 Carolina 3 p.m. CSN
That’s 5 out of 8 preseason games– all on the big channel. Not bad!
Day Date Opponent Time / TV Thu. Oct. 9 Montreal 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Oct. 11 at Boston 7 p.m. CSN Tue. Oct. 14 San Jose 7 p.m. CSN Thu. Oct. 16 New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Oct. 18 Florida 7 p.m. CSN Wed. Oct. 22 at Edmonton 9:30 p.m. CSN Sat. Oct. 25 at Calgary 10 p.m. CSN Sun. Oct. 26 at Vancouver 10 p.m. CSN Wed. Oct. 29 Detroit 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Sat. Nov. 1 at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. CSN+ Sun. Nov. 2 Arizona 7 p.m. CSN Tue. Nov. 4 Calgary 7 p.m. CSN Fri. Nov. 7 at Chicago 8:30 p.m. CSN+ Sat. Nov. 8 Carolina 8 p.m. CSN+ Tue. Nov. 11 Columbus 7 p.m. CSN Fri. Nov. 14 New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Nov. 15 at St. Louis 8 p.m. CSN+ Tue. Nov. 18 at Arizona 9 p.m. CSN Thu. Nov. 20 at Colorado 9 p.m. CSN Sat. Nov. 22 Buffalo 7 p.m. CSN Wed. Nov. 26 at NY Islanders 7 p.m. CSN+ Fri. Nov. 28 NY Islanders 5 p.m. CSN Sat. Nov. 29 at Toronto 7 p.m. CSN Tue. Dec. 2 Vancouver 7 p.m. CSN Thu. Dec. 4 at Carolina 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Dec. 6 at New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN Tue. Dec. 9 at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. CSN Thu. Dec. 11 Columbus 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Dec. 13 Tampa Bay 7 p.m. CSN Tue. Dec. 16 at Florida 7:30 p.m. CSN+ Thu. Dec. 18 at Columbus 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Dec. 20 at New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN Mon. Dec. 22 Ottawa 7 p.m. CSN Tue. Dec. 23 at NY Rangers 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Dec. 27 at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Mon. Dec. 29 at NY Islanders 7 p.m. CSN Thu. Jan. 1 Chicago 1 p.m. NBC Sun. Jan. 4 Florida 3 p.m. CSN Wed. Jan. 7 at Toronto 7 p.m. CSN Thu. Jan. 8 at Philadelphia 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Jan. 10 Detroit 7 p.m. CSN Mon. Jan. 12 Colorado 7 p.m. CSN Wed. Jan. 14 Philadelphia 8 p.m. NBCSN Fri. Jan. 16 at Nashville 8 p.m. CSN+, NHLN* Sat. Jan. 17 at Dallas 8 p.m. CSN Tue. Jan. 20 Edmonton 7 p.m. CSN Tue. Jan. 27 at Columbus 7 p.m. CSN Wed. Jan. 28 Pittsburgh 8 p.m. NBCSN Sat. Jan. 31 at Montreal 1 p.m. CSN, NHLN* Sun. Feb. 1 St. Louis 1 p.m. NBCSN Tue. Feb. 3 Los Angeles 7 p.m. CSN Thu. Feb. 5 at Ottawa 7:30 p.m. CSN+ Fri. Feb. 6 Anaheim 7 p.m. CSN Sun. Feb. 8 Philadelphia 3 p.m. CSN Wed. Feb. 11 at San Jose 10:30 p.m. NBCSN Sat. Feb. 14 at Los Angeles 10 p.m. CSN Sun. Feb. 15 at Anaheim 8 p.m. CSN Tue. Feb. 17 at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. CSN Thu. Feb. 19 Winnipeg 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Feb. 21 NY Islanders 12:30 p.m. CSN Sun. Feb. 22 at Philadelphia 3 p.m. NBC Wed. Feb. 25 Pittsburgh 8 p.m. NBCSN Fri. Feb. 27 at Carolina 7 p.m. CSN Sun. Mar. 1 Toronto 7 p.m. CSN Tue. Mar. 3 at Columbus 7 p.m. CSN Thu. Mar. 5 Minnesota 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Mar. 7 Buffalo 7 p.m. CSN Wed. Mar. 11 NY Rangers 8 p.m. NBCSN Fri. Mar. 13 Dallas 7 p.m. CSN Sun. Mar. 15 Boston 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Mon. Mar. 16 at Buffalo 7 p.m. CSN+, NBCSN* Thu. Mar. 19 at Minnesota 8 p.m. CSN Sat. Mar. 21 at Winnipeg 7 p.m. CSN Thu. Mar. 26 New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN Sat. Mar. 28 Nashville 12:30 p.m. CSN Sun. Mar. 29 at NY Rangers 3 p.m. CSN Tue. Mar. 31 Carolina 7 p.m. CSN, NHLN* Thu. Apr. 2 at Montreal 7:30 p.m. CSN Sat. Apr. 4 at Ottawa 7 p.m. CSN, NHLN* Sun. Apr. 5 at Detroit 5 p.m. CSN Wed. Apr. 8 Boston 8 p.m. NBCSN Sat. Apr. 11 NY Rangers 3 p.m. CSN
And here’s your press release:
COMCAST SPORTSNET, CAPITALS ANNOUNCE 75-GAME SCHEDULE FOR 2014-15 NHL SEASON
NETWORK’S LIVE COVERAGE TO INCLUDE 70 REGULAR-SEASON, ALL-TIME HIGH 5 PRESEASON GAMES
ALL 82 REGULAR-SEASON GAMES TO BE TELEVISED BY NBC SPORTS GROUP NETWORKS
Bethesda, Md. (Sept. 2, 2014) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and the Washington Capitals have announced the team’s 75-game regional television schedule for the 2014-15 NHL season. The network’s live coverage will include 70 regular-season games and an all-time high five preseason contests, as well as comprehensive pre- and post-game shows.
Through Comcast SportsNet, NBCSN and NBC, the Capitals’ entire 82-game regular-season schedule, including the 2015 NHL Winter Classic against Chicago on Jan. 1 (NBC), will be televised throughout the region by the NBC Sports Group. As previously announced, NBCSN and NBC will air exclusive national coverage of a combined 12 Capitals games this season.
Comcast SportsNet’s live coverage of the 2014-15 Capitals will begin with back-to-back preseason games against Buffalo on Sept. 21 (5 p.m.) and at Philadelphia on Sept. 22 (7 p.m.) The network’s five-game exhibition schedule will conclude Oct. 5 against Carolina (3 p.m.) Comcast SportsNet’s regular-season schedule will start with the Capitals’ opener Oct. 9 against Montreal (7 p.m.)
Comcast SportsNet’s live-game coverage will be led by eight-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, game analyst Craig Laughlin and longtime reporter Al Koken, who are entering their 18th consecutive season together. Analyst Alan May will again contribute regularly to game coverage, as will the network’s Capitals television beat reporter Jill Sorenson and Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley.
“Capitals Pregame Live” and “Capitals Postgame Live” will return this season to provide comprehensive pre- and post-game news, analysis and interviews. May will again serve as lead analyst for the half-hour shows, with Koken and Rob Carlin alternating as hosts. Former Capitals goaltender Brent Johnson will also provide analysis surrounding select games.
Extensive Capitals coverage will also be featured on the network’s news and analysis programs, including “Geico SportsNet Central” and “SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell.” Comprehensive written, video and interactive content will be delivered across the network’s online, mobile and social media platforms, highlighted by CSNwashington.com. Fans can follow the coverage on Twitter at @CSNCapitals and join the conversation by using #CapitalsTalk.
Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of the upcoming Capitals season will include 66 games on Comcast SportsNet and nine games on Comcast SportsNet Plus. For information regarding Comcast SportsNet Plus channel location, check with your provider or go to CSNwashington.com or CSNbaltimore.com for information.
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