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. – 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.
Comcast SportsNet 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. Comcast SportsNet 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. Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic’s digital media portfolio, highlighted by CSNWashington.com and CSNBaltimore.com, is the region’s top online source for written, video and interactive sports content. Follow Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic on Twitter at @CSNMA.
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