Game originally slated for 3 p.m. will now start at 12:30 p.m.
ARLINGTON, Va. – NBC announced today that it has selected the Washington Capitals game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, March 9, at Verizon Center, as the NHL’s Game of the Week as part of the NHL and NBC’s new “flexible scheduling policy.” The matchup, which will be broadcast in high-definition, was originally slated to begin at 3 p.m. but will now start at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday’s broadcast will be Washington’s fifth nationally televised game of the season. NBC also has the option to add another Capitals game (March 16 vs. Boston) to its lineup. In its third season as the network broadcast partner of the NHL, NBC has the option to choose from up to four games for its nine regular-season Sunday afternoon broadcasts. This is the first Capitals game to be broadcast on NBC this season.