April 9, 2012: Comcast SportsNet to Provide Extensive Coverage of Capitals' Playoff Series vs. Boston

April 9, 2012: Comcast SportsNet to Provide Extensive Coverage of Capitals' Playoff Series vs. Boston
April 9, 2012, 8:22 pm
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COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCESCOMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CAPITALS-BRUINS PLAYOFF SERIES NETWORK TO PROVIDE UPTO FIVE LIVE GAMES AND EXTENSIVE NEWS, ANALYSISAND OPINION DURING FIRST-ROUND SERIESBethesda, Md. (April 9, 2012) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic hasannounced its comprehensive multiplatform coverage of the Washington Capitals best-of-sevenseries against the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The networks opening-round coverage ishighlighted by up to five live games that will air exclusively on ComcastSportsNet throughout the WashingtonBaltimore region, extensive pregame andpostgame shows and comprehensive multiplatform news, analysis and opinion throughoutthe series.Comcast SportsNets schedule of live-game coverage of theCapitals first-round series begins with Game 1 at Bostonon Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. and continues with Game 3 at Washington on April16 at 7:30 p.m. and Game 4 at Washington on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. NBC willpresent exclusive national coverage of Game 2 on April 14 at 3 p.m. and, ifnecessary, Game 5 on April 21 at 3 p.m. Game time and television informationfor Game 6 on April 22 and Game 7 on April 25, if necessary, will be announcedat a later time. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, analyst Craig Laughlin and reporter Al Kokencontinue to lead the networks live-game coverage in the postseason.Comcast SportsNet will also deliver extensive pregame andpostgame coverage surrounding the Capitals first-round series. The networkwill present Capitals Central, the half-hourpregame show, immediately prior to all games on Comcast SportsNet. Capitals Postgame Live will follow allseven possible first-round games, regardless of which network airs the game. Theseshows which are hosted alternately by Rob Carlin (home games) and Al Koken (road games) feature analysis from Alan May and reporting from Capitals television beatreporter Jill Sorenson.Geico SportsNetCentral, thenetworks daily news show, will offer expanded playoff coverage every night throughoutthe Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Prior to weeknight match-ups in the first-round,special hour-long editions of Geico SportsNetCentral will deliver full pregame news and interviews beginning at 6 p.m. Complete coverage will continue onmultiple editions of Geico SportsNetCentral following each game. In addition, SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell and Ivan Carter, the networks dailyentertainment show, will provide opinion and debate throughout the Capitals playoffs.Comcast SportsNets digital properties, highlighted byCSNwashington.com, will continue to provide extensive online coverage of theCapitals throughout the playoffs. Led by Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley, ComcastSportsNet will offer complete online news, analysis and opinion from thenetworks stable of hockey experts. In addition to the comprehensive written,video and interactive content, CSNwashington.com will feature In-Game Live, thereal-time statistics and information platform, during all Capitals post-season games.The Capitals 2011 opening-round series against the N.Y.Rangers was the highest-rated Capitals playoff series in Comcast SportsNethistory, posting an average household rating of 5.72 in the Washington DMA inthree games. The series also posted a 2.57 average household rating in theBaltimore DMA.Capitals-Bruins 2012 Eastern Conference QuarterfinalsRegional TV ScheduleGm. Day Date Time Game Television 1 Thu. April 12 7:30p.m. Washingtonat Boston Comcast SportsNet
2 Sat. April 14 3 p.m. Washingtonat Boston NBC
3 Mon. April 16 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington Comcast SportsNet 4 Thu. April 19 7:30p.m. Bostonat Washington ComcastSportsNet
5 Sat. April 21 3 p.m. Washingtonat Boston NBC
6 Sun. April 22 TBD Bostonat Washington TBD
7 Wed. April 25 TBD Washingtonat Boston TBD If necessary.Notes: NBC Sports Network is scheduled to provide coverage ofGames 1, 3 and 4 of the Capitals-Bruins first-round series, but it isnon-exclusive and will be blacked-out in the WashingtonBaltimore area. Thosegames will be available to regional viewers exclusively on Comcast SportsNet.Games 2 and 5, if necessary, will be exclusive to NBC and Games 6 and 7 are tobe determined (TBD.)