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Capitals Announce 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinal Schedule and Broadcast Information

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, VA. – The National Hockey League announced today the 2012 Stanley Cup conference semifinal round schedule and broadcast information between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers, which begins Saturday, April 28. For the first time NBC Sports Group will have exclusive coverage of the conference semifinals in the U.S. CBC, TSN and RDS televise exclusive coverage throughout Canada.

Comcast SportsNet will produce Capitals Postgame Live following every Caps playoff game through all rounds, regardless of the network carrying the game.

The following is the complete Capitals playoff schedule for round two of the Eastern Conference semifinal series versus the New York Rangers:

2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

SERIES

TIME (ET)

#1 New York vs. #7 Washington

Network

Radio

Saturday, April 28, 2012

12:50 p.m.

Dale Hunter media availability

 

 

1 p.m.

Select player media availability

 

 

3 p.m.

Washington at New York

NBC, CBC

Caps1500

Sunday, April 29, 2012

11 a.m.

Practice at Madison Square Garden

 

Monday, April 30, 2012

11:30 a.m.

Morning skate at Madison Square Garden

 

 

7:30 p.m.

Washington at New York

NBCS, CBC

Caps1500

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

11:30 a.m.

Practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

10 a.m.

Morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

 

 

7:30 p.m.

New York at Washington

NBCS, TBD

Caps1500

Thursday, May 3, 2012

 

TBD

 

Friday, May 4, 2012

10:30 a.m.

Practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

10:20 a.m.

Dale Hunter media availability

 

 

10:30 a.m.

Select player media availability

 

 

12:30 p.m.

New York at Washington

NBC, CBC

Caps1500

*Monday, May 7, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Washington at New York

NBCS, CBC

Caps1500

*Wednesday, May 9, 2012

TBD

New York at Washington

TBD, CBC

Caps1500

*Saturday, May 12, 2012

TBD

Washington at New York

TBD, CBC

Caps1500

* If necessary
Please note the Capitals practice schedule may change upon notice

Washington and New York split the 2011-12 regular season series two games apiece with each team winning once on the road and once at home. The Capitals earned two 4-1 victories over the Rangers including a win on the final day of the regular season.

The Capitals and Rangers met during the 2011 Eastern Conference quarterfinals with the Capitals defeating the Rangers 4-1. Washington also eliminated the Rangers in seven games during the 2009 quarterfinals. Washington has won four of the six playoff series between the team teams and owns a 19-15 overall record against the Rangers in postseason play.

The Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last Wednesday night behind Joel Ward’s overtime goal at 2:57 of the first overtime. All seven games of the first-round series were decided by one goal margins, the first time in NHL history that every game of a seven-game series was decided by one goal.  

The Capitals will practice on Friday (10:30 a.m.) at Kettler Capitals Iceplex before heading to New York to face the Rangers in Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup semifinal round on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.
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