Comcast SportsNet announces Caps TV schedule

Comcast SportsNet announces Caps TV schedule
September 2, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Are you ready for another season of Caps hockey with Joe B., Locker and the gang?

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and the 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 the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 1 (NBC), will be televised throughout the region by the NBC Sports Group. 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 begins with back-to-back preseason games against the Buffalo Sabres on Sept. 21 (5 p.m.) and at Philadelphia on Sept. 22 (7 p.m.) The network’s five-game exhibition schedule will conclude an Oct. 5 contest against Carolina (3 p.m.) Comcast SportsNet’s regular-season schedule will start with the Capitals’ home 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, all 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.

The programming schedule is below:

PRESEASON

Sun. Sept. 21 Buffalo 5 p.m. CSN

Mon. Sept. 22 at Philadelphia 7 p.m. CSN

Fri. Sept. 26 Boston 7 p.m. CSN

Thu. Oct. 2 Philadelphia 7 p.m. CSN Sun. Oct. 5 Carolina 3 p.m. CSN

REGULAR SEASON

Thu. Oct. 9 Montreal 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Oct. 11 at Boston 7 p.m. CSN

Tue. Oct. 14 San Jose 7 p.m. CSN

Thu. Oct. 16 New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Oct. 18 Florida 7 p.m. CSN

Wed. Oct. 22 at Edmonton 9:30 p.m. CSN

Sat. Oct. 25 at Calgary 10 p.m. CSN

Sun. Oct. 26 at Vancouver 10 p.m. CSN

Wed. Oct. 29 Detroit 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

Sat. Nov. 1 at TampaBay 7 p.m. CSN+

Sun. Nov. 2 Arizona 7 p.m. CSN

Tue. Nov. 4 Calgary 7 p.m. CSN

Fri. Nov. 7 at Chicago 8:30 p.m. CSN+

Sat. Nov. 8 Carolina 8 p.m. CSN+

Tue. Nov. 11 Columbus 7 p.m. CSN

Fri. Nov. 14 New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Nov. 15 at St. Louis 8 p.m. CSN+

Tue. Nov. 18 at Arizona 9 p.m. CSN

Thu. Nov. 20 at Colorado 9 p.m. CSN

Sat. Nov. 22 Buffalo 7 p.m. CSN

Wed. Nov. 26 at NY Islanders 7 p.m. CSN+

Fri. Nov. 28 NY Islanders 5 p.m. CSN

Sat. Nov. 29 at Toronto 7 p.m. CSN

Tue. Dec. 2 Vancouver 7 p.m. CSN

Thu. Dec. 4 at Carolina 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Dec. 6 at New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN

Tue. Dec. 9 at TampaBay 7:30 p.m. CSN

Thu. Dec. 11 Columbus 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Dec. 13 TampaBay 7 p.m. CSN

Tue. Dec. 16 at Florida 7:30 p.m. CSN+

Thu. Dec. 18 at Columbus 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Dec. 20 at New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN

Mon. Dec. 22 Ottawa 7 p.m. CSN

Tue. Dec. 23 at NY Rangers 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Dec. 27 at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

Mon. Dec. 29 at NY Islanders 7 p.m. CSN

Thu. Jan. 1 Chicago 1 p.m. NBC

Sun. Jan. 4 Florida 3 p.m. CSN

Wed. Jan. 7 at Toronto 7 p.m. CSN

Thu. Jan. 8 at Philadelphia 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Jan. 10 Detroit 7 p.m. CSN

Mon. Jan. 12 Colorado 7 p.m. CSN

Wed. Jan. 14 Philadelphia 8 p.m. NBCSN

Fri. Jan. 16 at Nashville 8 p.m. CSN+, NHLN*

Sat. Jan. 17 at Dallas 8 p.m. CSN

Tue. Jan. 20 Edmonton 7 p.m. CSN

Tue. Jan. 27 at Columbus 7 p.m. CSN

Wed. Jan. 28 Pittsburgh 8 p.m. NBCSN

Sat. Jan. 31 at Montreal 1 p.m. CSN, NHLN*

Sun. Feb. 1 St. Louis 1 p.m. NBCSN

Tue. Feb. 3 Los Angeles 7 p.m. CSN

Thu. Feb. 5 at Ottawa 7:30 p.m. CSN+

Fri. Feb. 6 Anaheim 7 p.m. CSN

Sun. Feb. 8 Philadelphia 3 p.m. CSN

Wed. Feb. 11 at San Jose 10:30 p.m. NBCSN

Sat. Feb. 14 at Los Angeles 10 p.m. CSN

Sun. Feb. 15 at Anaheim 8 p.m. CSN

Tue. Feb. 17 at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. CSN

Thu. Feb. 19 Winnipeg 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Feb. 21 NY Islanders 12:30 p.m. CSN

Sun. Feb. 22 at Philadelphia 3 p.m. NBC

Wed. Feb. 25 Pittsburgh 8 p.m. NBCSN

Fri. Feb. 27 at Carolina 7 p.m. CSN

Sun. Mar. 1 Toronto 7 p.m. CSN

Tue. Mar. 3 at Columbus 7 p.m. CSN

Thu. Mar. 5 Minnesota 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Mar. 7 Buffalo 7 p.m. CSN

Wed. Mar. 11 NY Rangers 8 p.m. NBCSN

Fri. Mar. 13 Dallas 7 p.m. CSN

Sun. Mar. 15 Boston 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

Mon. Mar. 16 at Buffalo 7 p.m. CSN+, NBCSN*

Thu. Mar. 19 at Minnesota 8 p.m. CSN

Sat. Mar. 21 at Winnipeg 7 p.m. CSN

Thu. Mar. 26 New Jersey 7 p.m. CSN

Sat. Mar. 28 Nashville 12:30 p.m. CSN

Sun. Mar. 29 at NY Rangers 3 p.m. CSN

Tue. Mar. 31 Carolina 7 p.m. CSN, NHLN*

Thu. Apr. 2 at Montreal 7:30 p.m. CSN

Sat. Apr. 4 at Ottawa 7 p.m. CSN, NHLN*

Sun. Apr. 5 at Detroit 5 p.m. CSN

Wed. Apr. 8 Boston 8 p.m. NBCSN

Sat. Apr. 11 NY Rangers 3 p.m. CSN

CSN – Comcast SportsNet

CSN+ – Comcast SportsNet Plus

NBCSN – NBC Sports Network

NHLN – NHL Network

* – Subject to Blackout in Washington/Baltimore Region

All Times Eastern, Schedule Subject to Change

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