Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will televise 41 of the Washington Capitals games for the 2012-13 NHL regular season. In conjunction with NBC and NBC Sports Network all 48 of the Capital’s regular season games will be seen on the NBC Sports Group networks.
The Capitals will drop the puck for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 19 against their Southeast Division rival the Tampa Bay Lightning. The network’s live game coverage this season will be led by seven-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, veteran analyst Craig Laughlin and longtime reporter Al Koken, who are entering their 16th consecutive season announcing Capitals games on the network.
Capitals Central and Capitals Postgame Live, will return this season to provide extended news, analysis and interviews surrounding games on Comcast SportsNet. Former Capital Alan May will again serve as analyst for the half-hour shows, with Koken (road games) and Rob Carlin (home games) alternating as hosts. Beninati and Laughlin will contribute to the coverage from the arena, with Jill Sorenson, the network’s Capitals television beat reporter, and CSNwashington.com Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley providing reports.
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