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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

*PROGRAMMING ALERT* – “GR8NESS: OVI’S CHASE FOR 700” – NBC SPORTS ADDS CAPITALS-AVALANCHE GAME THURSDAY ON NBCSN

NBCSN Doubleheader on Thursday Features Capitals-Avalanche Immediately Following Coverage of Flyers-Panthers

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 11, 2020 – With Alex Ovechkin just two goals shy of reaching 700 goals for his NHL career, NBC Sports has flexed into its second Capitals game this week, adding Washington’s game against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo, on Thursday night.

Thursday night’s coverage of Capitals-Avalanche will be the second half of an NHL doubleheader on NBCSN, immediately following originally-scheduled coverage of Flyers-Panthers, which begins at 7 p.m. ET. Pre-game coverage at 6 p.m. ET with NHL Live.

Ovechkin currently sits at 698 career goals and would become just the eighth player in NHL history to reach the 700-goal milestone.

–NBC SPORTS–