Thursday, August 26, 2010

VERSUS to televise 11 Capitals games; NBC will carry as many as four

VERSUS will broadcast 11 Washington Capitals games to a national television audience in 2010-11, the network announced today as the NHL released its national broadcast schedules. NBC, which will operate under a flexible schedule for nine of the network’s regular-season dates, will carry the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 and has the option to pick up three other Washington games.
In addition to the broadcast schedule the Capitals announced 10 time changes from the original schedule: Oct. 19 vs. Boston (7:30 p.m.), Nov. 9 at New York Rangers (7:30 p.m.), Dec. 19 at Ottawa (7:30 p.m.), Dec. 21 vs. New Jersey (7:30 p.m.), Jan. 24 vs. New York Rangers (7:30 p.m.), Feb. 1 vs. Montreal (7:30 p.m.), Feb. 21 at Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m.), March 15 at Montreal (7 p.m.), March 16 at Detroit (7:30 p.m.) and March 22 at Philadelphia (7:30 p.m.).
VERSUS, which will broadcast 78 regular-season NHL games, will feature the Capitals 11 times this season, tied for the most appearances of any team. The network will also broadcast the following games: Oct. 13 vs. New York Islanders, Oct. 19 vs. Boston, Nov. 9 at New York Rangers, Dec. 21 vs. New Jersey, Jan. 24 vs. New York Rangers, Feb. 14 at Phoenix, Feb. 21 at Pittsburgh, March 7 at Tampa Bay, March 16 at Detroit, March 22 at Philadelphia and March 31 vs. Columbus.
In addition to the national broadcasts in the United States, 17 Capitals games will be televised nationally in Canada. CBC will televise four Capitals games: Oct. 30 at Calgary, Jan. 1 at Pittsburgh, Jan. 22 at Toronto and March 26 at Montreal. TSN will televise five Washington games: Nov. 3 vs. Toronto, Feb. 1 vs. Montreal, March 9 vs. Edmonton, March 15 at Montreal and March 25 at Ottawa. TSN2 will televise nine games: Oct. 19 vs. Boston, Nov. 9 at New York Rangers, Dec. 21 vs. New Jersey, Jan. 24 vs. New York Rangers, Feb. 6 vs. Pittsburgh, Feb. 14 at Phoenix, Feb. 21 at Pittsburgh, March 7 at Tampa Bay and March 22 at Philadelphia.
Washington’s local broadcast schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
2010-11 Washington Capitals Schedule
October
Fri., Oct. 8 at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 9 New Jersey 7 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 11 Ottawa 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 13 N.Y. Islanders 7 p.m. VS
Sat., Oct. 16 at Nashville 8 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 19 Boston 7:30 p.m. VS
Thurs., Oct. 21 at Boston 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 23 Atlanta 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 27 at Carolina 7 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 28 at Minnesota 8 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 30 at Calgary 10 p.m.
November
Wed., Nov. 3 Toronto 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 5 Boston 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 7 Philadelphia 5 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 9 at N.Y. Rangers 7:30 p.m. VS
Thurs., Nov. 11 Tampa Bay 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 at Buffalo 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 14 Atlanta 5 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 17 Buffalo 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 19 at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 20 Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 22 at New Jersey 7 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 24 at Carolina 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 26 Tampa Bay 5 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 28 Carolina 5 p.m.
December
Wed., Dec. 1 at St. Louis 8 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 2 at Dallas 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 4 Atlanta 7 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 6 Toronto 7 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 9 Florida 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 11 Colorado 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 12 N.Y. Rangers 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 15 Anaheim 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 18 at Boston 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 19 at Ottawa 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 21 New Jersey 7:30 p.m. VS
Thurs., Dec. 23 Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 26 at Carolina 7 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 28 Montreal 7 p.m.
January
Sat., Jan. 1 at Pittsburgh 1 p.m.* NBC
Tues., Jan. 4 Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 8 Florida 7 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 11 at Florida 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 12 at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 14 Vancouver 7 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 16 Ottawa 3 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 18 at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 20 at N.Y. Islanders 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 22 at Toronto 7 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 24 N.Y. Rangers 7:30 p.m. VS
Wed., Jan. 26 at Atlanta 7 p.m.
February
Tues., Feb. 1 Montreal 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 6 Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 8 San Jose 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 12 Los Angeles 12:30 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 14 at Phoenix 9 p.m. VS
Wed., Feb. 16 at Anaheim 10 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 17 at San Jose 10:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 20 at Buffalo 3 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 21 at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. VS
Fri., Feb. 25 N.Y. Rangers 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 26 at N.Y. Islanders 7 p.m.
March
Tues., March 1 N.Y. Islanders 7 p.m.
Thurs., March 3 St. Louis 7 p.m.
Sun., March 6 at Florida 5 p.m.
Mon., March 7 at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. VS
Wed., March 9 Edmonton 7 p.m.
Fri., March 11 Carolina 7 p.m.
Sun., March 13 Chicago 3 p.m.
Tues., March 15 at Montreal 7 p.m.
Wed., March 16 at Detroit 7:30 p.m. VS
Fri., March 18 at New Jersey 7 p.m.
Tues., March 22 at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. VS
Fri., March 25 at Ottawa 7:30 p.m.
Sat., March 26 at Montreal 7 p.m.
Tues., March 29 Carolina 7 p.m.
Thurs., March 31 Columbus 7 p.m. VS
April
Sat., April 2 Buffalo 7 p.m.
Tues., April 5 at Toronto 7 p.m.
Wed., April 6 Florida 7 p.m.
Sat., April 9 at Florida 7 p.m.
* 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field
All Times Eastern U.S. Television Included

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Capitals rookie camp to conclude with game against Flyers

Washington Capitals rookie camp will conclude on Thursday, Sept. 16, with a 3 p.m. game against rookies from the Philadelphia Flyers at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Admission to the game will be free but due to space limitations will require a ticket that fans can obtain from WashingtonCaps.com beginning Sept. 1.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the Capitals and Flyers rookies have met in a game at one of the teams’ practice facilities, the second time that it will take place at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. WashingtonCaps.com will broadcast streaming audio and video of the game live, with Capitals radio voice Steve Kolbe and senior writer Mike Vogel calling the action.
The Capitals will open rookie camp on Sunday, Sept. 12, with all on-ice workouts at Kettler Capitals Iceplex open to the public and free of charge. Select participants in rookie camp will be invited to join veteran players in training camp, which begins Saturday, Sept. 18. Like rookie camp, all training camp on-ice workouts are open to the public. A complete schedule of practice sessions for both rookie camp and training camp will be announced in early September.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Capitals Renew ECHL affiliation with South Carolina Stingrays

The Washington Capitals have renewed their affiliation agreement with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL for the 2010-11 season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
“Our affiliation with South Carolina has been beneficial for the Capitals, our prospects and the Stingrays,” Washington vice president and general manager George McPhee said. “The city and the franchise have given our prospects a good place to play and develop as professionals.
Five Capitals prospects spent some time with South Carolina in 2009-10, as the Stingrays finished 41-19-6-6 and tied for the best record in the ECHL’s American Conference. Goaltender Braden Holtby began the season with the Stingrays and represented South Carolina in the ECHL All-Star Game, the second straight season that a Capitals goaltending prospect appeared in that game (Michal Neuvirth).
Ten players who have played for South Carolina are currently under contract with Washington: Trevor Bruess, Sean Collins, Joe Finley, Josh Godfrey, Andrew Gordon, Jake Hauswirth, Holtby, Patrick McNeill, Neuvirth and Steve Pinizzotto. Of those, Collins, Gordon and Neuvirth have all appeared at the NHL level with the Capitals.