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Friday, January 8th, 2021

NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CAPITALS’ 2020-21 NHL REGULAR SEASON

Live-Game Schedule Features 49 Matchups; Coverage Begins Jan. 14 with Opener at Buffalo at 7 p.m.

New 1-Hour Gameday Shows, ‘Capitals Pregame Live’ and ‘Capitals Postgame Live,’ to Surround Games with News, Analysis and Commentary This Season

 

Extensive Capitals Written, Audio and Video Content to Continue All Season on NBCSportsWashington.com and the MyTeams app

 

BETHESDA, Md. – Jan. 7, 2021 – NBC Sports Washington today announced its coverage of the Washington Capitals’ 2020-21 NHL regular season, highlighted by an extensive schedule of live-game coverage; new one-hour gameday programs; and comprehensive written, video and audio content on NBCSportsWashington.com and the MyTeams app.

NBC Sports Washington will present live coverage of 49 of the Capitals’ 56 regular-season games, starting with the team’s season-opener at Buffalo on Jan. 14 (7 p.m.) Live-game coverage will again be led by Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and game analyst Craig Laughlin, who are entering their 24th consecutive season together in their respective roles.

The Capitals’ entire regular-season schedule will be available on NBC Sports Group platforms. As previously announced, the Capitals are scheduled to be featured on seven nationally exclusive telecasts this season, with five games on NBC and two on NBCSN. The Capitals will make seven additional non-exclusive appearances on NBCSN, which will be available outside of the Washington, D.C., region.

This season, NBC Sports Washington will surround Capitals games with expanded and enhanced gameday programs Capitals Pregame Live and Capitals Postgame Live. The one-hour shows will provide news, analysis and commentary before and after games, delivered through the perspectives and insights of a cast of former players, NHL experts, team insiders and special guests.

Capitals Pregame Live and Capitals Postgame Live will be hosted by Alexa Shaw and feature a stable of experienced voices, highlighted by Alan May, the veteran analyst and former Capitals player, and contributor Nick Ashooh. Other experts set to make regular appearances include longtime Capitals reporter Al Koken, former Capitals goaltender Brent Johnson, and Bruce Boudreau, who served as head coach of the Capitals from 2008 to 2011 during a 13-season NHL coaching career.

NBC Sports Washington’s live Capitals coverage, including gameday shows, will continue to be available to authenticated subscribers to stream live on the MyTeams app and NBCSportsWashington.com.

Comprehensive written, video and audio content covering the Capitals and the NHL will continue to be provided across NBC Sports Washington’s digital properties. Exclusive news, analysis, commentary and information will be available daily by Capitals reporter JJ Regan and a team of multiplatform content creators. The full stable of NBC Sports Washington’s hosts, analysts and writers will regularly provide news, analysis, perspective and interviews on the Capitals Talk podcast.

 

2020-21 Washington Capitals TV Schedule

 

Date                      Opponent                   Time (ET)            TV                 

Thu., Jan. 14         at Buffalo                    7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Fri., Jan. 15           at Buffalo                    7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sun., Jan. 17         at Pittsburgh                12 p.m.                NBC

Tue., Jan. 19         at Pittsburgh                7 p.m.                  NBCSW, NBCSN*

Fri., Jan. 22           Buffalo                        7 p.m.                  NBCSW Plus

Sun., Jan. 24         Buffalo                        7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Tue., Jan. 26         N.Y. Islanders              7 p.m.                  NBCSW Plus, NBCSN*

Thu., Jan. 28         N.Y. Islanders              7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sat., Jan. 30          Boston                        7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Mon., Feb. 1          Boston                        7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Thu., Feb. 4           at N.Y. Rangers           7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sun., Feb. 7           Philadelphia                 12 p.m.                NBC

Tue., Feb. 9           Philadelphia                 7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Thu., Feb. 11         at Buffalo                    7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sat., Feb. 13          at Buffalo                    1 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sun., Feb. 14         at Pittsburgh                3 p.m.                  NBC

Tue., Feb. 16         at Pittsburgh                7 p.m.                  NBCSW, NBCSN*

Sat., Feb. 20          N.Y. Rangers               7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sun., Feb. 21         N.Y. Rangers               5 p.m.                  NBCSW

Tue., Feb. 23         Pittsburgh                   7 p.m.                  NBCSW, NBCSN*

Thu., Feb. 25         Pittsburgh                   7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sat., Feb. 27          at New Jersey              1 p.m.                  NBCSW

Mon., Mar. 1          at New Jersey              7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Wed., Mar. 3          at Boston                    7 p.m.                  NBCSN

Fri., Mar. 5             at Boston                    7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sun., Mar. 7           New Jersey                 5 p.m.                  NBCSW, NBCSN*

Tue., Mar. 9           New Jersey                 7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Thu., Mar. 11         at Philadelphia             7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sat., Mar. 13          at Philadelphia             7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Mon., Mar. 15        N.Y. Islanders              7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Tue., Mar. 16         N.Y. Islanders              7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Fri., Mar. 19           N.Y. Rangers               7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Thu., Mar. 25         New Jersey                 7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Fri., Mar. 26           New Jersey                 7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sun., Mar. 28         N.Y. Rangers               12 p.m.                NBC

Tue., Mar. 30         at N.Y. Rangers           7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Thu., Apr. 1           at N.Y. Islanders          7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Fri., Apr. 2             at New Jersey              7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sun., Apr. 4           at New Jersey              3 p.m.                  NBCSW

Tue., Apr. 6           at N.Y. Islanders          7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Thu., Apr. 8           Boston                        7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sun., Apr. 11         Boston                        7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Tue., Apr. 13         Buffalo                        7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Thu., Apr. 15         Buffalo                        7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sat., Apr. 17          at Philadelphia             12:30 p.m.           NBCSW

Sun., Apr. 18         at Boston                    12 p.m.                NBC

Tue., Apr. 20         at Boston                    7 p.m.                  NBCSW, NBCSN*

Thu., Apr. 22         at N.Y. Islanders          7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sat., Apr. 24          at N.Y. Islanders          7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Tue., Apr. 27         at Philadelphia             7 p.m.                  NBCSW, NBCSN*

Thu., Apr. 29         Pittsburgh                   7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sat., May 1            Pittsburgh                   7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Mon., May 3          at N.Y. Rangers           7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Wed., May 5          at N.Y. Rangers           7 p.m.                  NBCSN

Fri., May 7             Philadelphia                 7 p.m.                  NBCSW

Sat., May 8            Philadelphia                 7 p.m.                  NBCSW

 

*Blacked out in Washington/Baltimore region.                              

 

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