The Washington Capitals have announced regional television and radio broadcast information for 2019-20 NHL preseason and regular-season games.
NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW) will present live television coverage of 77 Capitals games this season, including 71 regular-season and all six preseason contests. NBCSW's live games will be led by Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, game analyst Craig Laughlin and reporter Al Koken, who are entering their 23rd consecutive season together. Analyst Alan May will again contribute regularly to game coverage.
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NBCSW will surround regular-season games with comprehensive live news, analysis, commentary and interviews. Caps FaceOff Live will be presented leading into pregame show Caps Pregame Live. After games, Caps Postgame Live will begin immediately and, on weeknights, lead into the recently re-launched D.C. Sports Live. Caps Overtime Live will extend postgame coverage following D.C. Sports Live on weeknights and Caps Postgame Live on weekends.
Caps Pregame Live and Caps Postgame Live will be led by May and Rob Carlin, with regular appearances by Brent Johnson. Caps FaceOff Live and Caps Overtime Live will feature 106.7 the Fan's Grant Paulsen, Jordan Giorgio and Johnson, as well as other contributors.
NBCSW's live coverage, including pregame and postgame shows, will continue to be available to stream on the MyTeams app and NBCSportsWashington.com.
As previously announced, 11 Capitals games are scheduled for exclusive national telecasts in the U.S. NBC will televise three games and NBCSN will televise eight, including the season opener at the St. Louis Blues on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. NBCSW's live pregame and postgame coverage will be presented surrounding NBC and NBCSN's exclusive live-game coverage throughout the season. The full regional and national television schedule is attached.
The Capitals Radio Network will provide live audio of every game this season. 106.7 The Fan, one of the region's strongest radio signals, will again serve as the flagship station, with WFED 1500 AM and Caps Radio 24/7, the team's 24-hour streaming audio channel, continuing as AM and online homes of the Capitals Radio Network, respectively. The Capitals Radio Network includes 14 different stations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Play-by-play announcer John Walton will return for his ninth season calling the action, while former Capital Ken Sabourin enters his 17th season as analyst.
Capitals Radio Network coverage will include 15 minutes of pregame and 30 minutes of postgame coverage, highlighted by player interviews and live audio of head coach Todd Reirden's postgame press conference. The pregame and postgame shows will be hosted by Ben Raby.
Caps Radio 24/7 also streams live audio of select Hershey Bears and South Carolina Stingrays games, as well as Caps Talk. Hosted by Raby weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m., Caps Talk features the latest news and interviews with players, coaches and media members. Caps Radio 24/7 also includes round-the-clock news updates, player interviews and music selected by players, coaches, fans and staff. Caps Radio 24/7 can be accessed, free of charge, via the Caps Mobile App radio button, the TuneIn radio app and online at CapsRadio247.com.