FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
CSN TO CELEBRATE ALEX OVECHKIN THIS WEEK AS HE APPROACHES 500-GOAL MILESTONE
CAPITALS CAPTAIN SUBJECT OF 3-PART SERIES SET TO DEBUT AFTER GAMES THIS WEEK, BEGINNING TONIGHT
HALF-HOUR SHOWS TO FEATURE CURRENT AND FORMER TEAMMATES, TOP NHL ANALYSTS AND HOCKEY LEGENDS
FANS CAN JOIN THE ACTION BY PREDICTING GAME AND PERIOD OF HISTORIC GOAL AT CHASETO500.COM
BETHESDA, Md. – Jan. 5, 2016 – CSN Mid-Atlantic is celebrating Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin with a special three-part series set to debut this week, a fan contest to predict the game and period of the goal, and other multiplatform content as he approaches the milestone of 500 career NHL goals.
The three half-hour shows will debut after Capitals games this week, immediately following Capitals Postgame Live, starting tonight (Capitals at Bruins at 7 p.m.) with Alex Ovechkin Great Moments. The other two shows will premiere Thursday, Jan. 7 (Capitals at Islanders at 7 p.m.) and Sunday, Jan. 10 (Capitals vs. Senators at 7 p.m.), respectively.
Each program will encore multiple times, including consecutive airings on Jan. 17 following the Capitals game against the N.Y. Rangers at 5 p.m. Highlights from the shows will be made available throughout the week on CSNmidatlantic.com and within CSN’s news, analysis and entertainment programming.
ALEX OVECHKIN GREAT MOMENTS
Alex Ovechkin Great Moments will debut tonight following Capitals Postgame Live (Capitals vs. Bruins at 7 p.m.) at approximately 10 p.m. The show will feature an exclusive interview with Ovechkin and a roundtable with CSN live-game announcers Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin, Al Koken and Alan May. Capitals greats Peter Bondra and Rod Langway also make appearances as Ovechkin’s many career highlights and significant impact are detailed.
ALEX OVECHKIN TOP 10 GOALS
Alex Ovechkin Top 10 Goals will debut Thursday, Jan. 7, following Capitals Postgame Live (Capitals at Islanders at 7 p.m.) at approximately 10 p.m. A countdown of Ovechkin’s most memorable goals, the show is hosted by NBC Sports’ NHL analyst and 500-goal scorer Jeremy Roenick. CSN’s Jill Sorenson, Tarik El-Bashir and Chuck Gormley, as well as Beninati, Laughlin and May, are included to discuss one of Ovechkin’s most celebrated highlight-reel goals.
ALEX OVECHKIN HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Alex Ovechkin History in the Making is scheduled to make its debut Sunday, Jan. 10, following Capitals Postgame Live (Capitals vs. Senators at 7 p.m.) at approximately 10 p.m. The documentary-style program will review Ovechkin’s tremendous career to date and consider the substantial legacy he continues to build.
More than 30 current and former teammates and coaches, including Nicklas Backstrom, Barry Trotz, Olie Kolzig, Jeff Halpern, Mike Green and Brendan Witt; all-time greats, such as Roenick, Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom and Jarome Iginla; and media members who have covered Ovechkin’s career will be featured in the program.
CHASE TO 500 SWEEPSTAKES
As part of the celebration, CSN is also hosting an ongoing online sweepstakes that allows fans to predict the game and period that Ovechkin enters the exclusive 500-goal club. By entering their information and prediction at ChaseTo500.com, fans will have the chance to win two front-row seats to the Capitals home game against the Penguins on April 7at 7 p.m. Entries can be made through Jan. 10.
CSN Mid-Atlantic, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, is the official sports network of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, MLS’s D.C. United, Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association. CSN Mid-Atlantic – the leading multiplatform sports media organization serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – delivers more than 500 live events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.7 million homes. CSN Mid-Atlantic’s digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNmidatlantic.com, is the region’s top online source for written, video and interactive sports content. Follow CSN Mid-Atlantic on Twitter at @CSNMA.