FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 9th, 2018
NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS FIRST-ROUND NHL PLAYOFF SERIES
LIVE GAME COVERAGE BEGINS WITH THURSDAY’S GAME 1 ON NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON, NBCSPORTSWASHINGTON.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
CAPS FACEOFF, CAPS GAMETIME, CAPS EXTRA AND CAPS OVERTIME TO SURROUND EVERY MATCHUP, WITH MORE THAN 2.5 HOURS OF NEWS, ANALYSIS AND ENTERTAINMENT
POSTSEASON COVERAGE BEGINS WITH CAPS PLAYOFF PREVIEW TONIGHT AT 7 P.M.; CAPS PRACTICE LIVE WILL STREAM LIVE TUESDAY AT 11 A.M.
EXPANDED PLAYOFF CONTENT TO BE FEATURED ACROSS DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
BETHESDA, Md. – April 9, 2018 – NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW) will provide comprehensive, multiplatform coverage of the Washington Capitals’ 2018 first-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, beginning with Game 1 on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports Washington’s live-game coverage, along with pregame and postgame shows, will continue to be available on NBCSportsWashington.com and the NBC Sports app during the playoffs.
NBCSW will surround all seven potential first-round games with comprehensive pre-game and post-game studio shows each game night. The network’s playoff coverage starts with a preview special each night this week leading into Game 1. Caps Playoff Preview airs tonight (Monday, April 9) at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 10, at 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. NBCSportsWashington.com will stream coverage of Caps Practice Live from Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
LIVE GAME COVERAGE
NBC Sports Washington’s live coverage of the series will begin with Game 1 on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Capital One Arena. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and game analyst Craig Laughlin will continue to lead NBCSW’s live game coverage in the postseason. Capitals home games will also feature Al Koken as rinkside reporter, and Alan May from “inside the glass” for additional in-game perspective.
Gm. Day Date Time Game TV
1 Thu. April 12 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Washington NBCSW
2 Sun. April 15 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Washington NBCSW
3 Tue. April 17 7:30 p.m. Washington at Columbus NBCSW
4 Thu. April 19 7:30 p.m. Washington at Columbus NBCSW
5 Sat. April 21* TBD Columbus at Washington TBD
6 Mon. April 23* TBD Washington at Columbus TBD
7 Wed. April 25* TBD Columbus at Washington TBD
NBC Sports Washington will surround all seven potential first-round games with 2.5 hours of live Capitals news, analysis, commentary and entertainment. Caps FaceOff will be presented for a half hour at 6:30 p.m., leading into a half-hour-long pregame show Caps GameTime at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. Immediately following the games, Caps Overtime will extend postgame coverage for up to an hour following Caps Extra.
The Caps GameTime pregame show and Caps Extra postgame show will be hosted by Rob Carlin, and will feature analyst Alan May, as well as Caps Insider Tarik El-Bashir and other contributors and special guests. Caps FaceOff and Caps Overtime will be hosted by 106.7 the Fan’s Grant Paulsen, with guest analysts including Courtney Laughlin and “hot takes” from Caps fans across the region.
NBC Sports Washington’s digital media properties will continue to feature extensive insider analysis, game previews and recaps, exclusive video highlights, features and interviews, on any device throughout the playoffs across NBCSportsWashington,com and via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snap at @NBCSportsWashington. Caps Insider Tarik El-Bashir and Caps Correspondent J.J. Regan will contribute to the social and digital media coverage of the Capitals’ playoff run.
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