Capitals on national TV a dozen times in 2014-15

Capitals on national TV a dozen times in 2014-15
July 22, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) yells prior to a face-off against the Dallas Stars in the third period at Verizon Center. The Stars won 5-0.

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Ever since the arrival of Alex Ovechkin in 2005, the Capitals have been must-see TV for the NHL and that won’t change in the 2014-15 season.

The Caps will be featured on either NBC or NBCSN 12 times this season, with their big splash coming on Jan. 1 when they face off against the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 Winter Classic.

The Flyers, Kings and Sharks also will make a dozen appearances on national television.

Not surprisingly, the Caps and Penguins are featured three times on NBC or NBCSN, including the first-ever meeting between Brooks Orpik and Sidney Crosby on Dec. 27. The Caps and Flyers and Caps and Bruins each will be featured twice.

NBC’s 103-game coverage begins on Oct. 8 with a Rivalry Night doubleheader, with the Bruins hosting the Flyers and the Kings raising their Stanley Cup banner at home against the Sharks,

All NBC and NBCSN games will stream live on NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBCSN will have games on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with a Sunday night game coming in January. "Wednesday Night Rivalry" returns to feature some of the biggest rivalries in the history of the game, and on 10 of the 24 WNR nights NBCSN will feature a second game between Western Conference teams.

The network also will televise the festivities from All-Star Weekend at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, with the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Jan. 24 and the 60th NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 25.

Returning to the NBC broadcast booth for its main telecasts will be two-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play voice Mike "Doc" Emrick, as well as analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy-award winning "Inside the Glass" analyst Pierre McGuire.

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Here is the full NBC/NBCSN schedule:

Oct. 8: Philadelphia at Boston (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Oct. 8: San Jose at Los Angeles (10, NBC Sports Network)

Oct. 9: Colorado at Minnesota (9, NBC Sports Network)

Oct. 14: Buffalo at Carolina (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Oct. 15: Boston at Detroit (8, NBC Sports Network)

Oct. 21: Philadelphia at Chicago (8:30, NBC Sports Network)

Oct. 22: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (8, NBC Sports Network)

Oct. 28: Minnesota at Boston (7, NBC Sports Network)

Oct. 29: Detroit at Washington (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 4: St. Louis at New Jersey (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 5: Detroit at N.Y. Rangers (8, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 11: Buffalo at St. Louis (8, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 12: Boston at Toronto (8, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 12: Los Angeles at Anaheim (10:30, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 18 : San Jose at Buffalo (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 19: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers (8, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 24: Pittsburgh at Boston (7, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 26: Philadelphia at Detroit (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Nov. 28: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia (1, NBC)

Dec. 2: Tampa Bay at Buffalo (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 2: Philadelphia at San Jose (10, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 3: St. Louis at Chicago (8, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 9: Los Angeles at Buffalo (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 10: Toronto at Detroit (8, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 15: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh (7, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 17: Boston at Minnesota (8, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 23: St. Louis at Colorado (8, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 27: Washington at Pittsburgh (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 27: San Jose at Los Angeles (10, NBC Sports Network)

Dec. 29: Detroit at Boston (7, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 1*: Chicago at Washington (1, NBC)

Jan. 4 : Dallas at Chicago (8, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 6: San Jose at Minnesota (8, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 7: Boston at Pittsburgh (8, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 7: N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim (10:30, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 11: Minnesota at Chicago (8, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 13: Minnesota at Pittsburgh (7, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 14: Philadelphia at Washington (8, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 18: NY Rangers at Pittsburgh (12:30, NBC)

Jan. 18: Buffalo at Detroit (8, NBC Sports Network )

Jan. 19: Colorado at St. Louis (8, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 20: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 21: Chicago at Pittsburgh (8, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 21: Los Angeles at San Jose (10:30, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 27: Tampa Bay at Carolina (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 28: Pittsburgh at Washington (8, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 28: Chicago at Los Angeles (10:30, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 29: Montreal at N.Y. Rangers (7, NBC Sports Network)

Jan. 29: Anaheim at San Jose (10, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 1: St. Louis at Washington (1, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 3: Chicago at Minnesota (8, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 4: Boston at N.Y. Rangers (8, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 5: Detroit at Colorado (9, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 8: Chicago at St. Louis (12:30, NBC)

Feb. 8: Montreal at Boston (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 9: Arizona at Chicago (8:30, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 11: Detroit at Pittsburgh (8, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 11: Washington at San Jose (10:30, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 15: Pittsburgh at Chicago (12:30, NBC)

Feb. 15: Philadelphia at Buffalo (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 17: Buffalo at New Jersey (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 18: Detroit at Chicago (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 18: Los Angeles at Colorado (10, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 19: Columbus at Pittsburgh (7, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 21: Los Angeles at San Jose (10, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 22: Washington at Philadelphia (12:30, NBC)

Feb. 22: Boston at Chicago (3:30, NBC)

Feb. 22: Dallas at Minnesota (8, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 24: Philadelphia at Carolina (7, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 25: Pittsburgh at Washington (8, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 26: Minnesota at Nashville (8:30, NBC Sports Network)

Feb. 28: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia (8, NBC)

March 1: Anaheim at Dallas (8, NBC Sports Network)

March 3: Buffalo at Tampa Bay (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

March 4: N.Y. Rangers at Detroit (8, NBC Sports Network)

March 8: Detroit at Boston (12:30, NBC)

March 8: N.Y. Rangers at Chicago (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

March 9: Pittsburgh at San Jose (10, NBC Sports Network)

March 10: Los Angeles at Colorado (9, NBC Sports Network)

March 11: N.Y. Rangers at Washington (8, NBC Sports Network)

March 15: Detroit at Pittsburgh (12:30, NBC)

March 15: Boston at Washington (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

March 16: Washington at Buffalo (7, NBC Sports Network)

March 17: Buffalo at Boston (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

March 18: Chicago at N.Y. Rangers (8, NBC Sports Network)

March 18: Los Angeles at Anaheim (10:30, NBC Sports Network)

March 22: St. Louis at Detroit (12:30, NBC)

March 22: Anaheim at N.Y. Rangers (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

March 24: Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers (7, NBC Sports Network)

March 25: Chicago at Philadelphia (8, NBC Sports Network)

March 29: San Jose at Pittsburgh (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

March 30: Los Angeles at Chicago (8:30, NBC Sports Network)

April 1: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (8, NBC Sports Network)

April 1: Colorado at San Jose (10:30, NBC Sports Network)

April 2: Boston at Detroit (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

April 5: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (12:30, NBC)

April 5: St. Louis at Chicago (7:30, NBC Sports Network)

April 7: Minnesota at Chicago (8:30, NBC Sports Network)

April 8: Boston at Washington (8, NBC Sports Network)

April 8: Dallas at Anaheim (10:30, NBC Sports Network)

April 9: Chicago at St. Louis (8, NBC Sports Network)

April 11: Minnesota at St. Louis (3, NBC)

April 11: San Jose at Los Angeles (3, NBC)

April 11: Boston at Tampa Bay (TBD, NBC Sports Network)

*-Winter Classic