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Comcast SportsNet to Provide Complete Behind-the-Scenes Coverage of Capitals at NHL Draft and Awards Ceremony

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Comcast SportsNet’s Al Koken to be On Site with Alexander Ovechkin and Capitals 2006 Draft Selections
Bethesda, MD – June 21, 2006 – Comcast SportsNet will be on site at the 2006 NHL Awards Show and 2006 NHL Entry Draft this Thursday and Saturday, respectively, in Vancouver, B.C. Al Koken, who serves as part of the network’s Capitals broadcast team, is in Vancouver to bring viewers exclusive interviews with Calder Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award finalist Alexander Ovechkin, the Capitals 2006 Draft Selections and Capitals General Manager George McPhee.

Koken will provide viewers with behind-the-scenes access to Ovechkin from Thursday’s NHL Awards Show. The vignettes will air during Comcast SportsNet’s SportsNite on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, at 6:30 PM, 10 PM and 1 AM.
The network will also feature an interview with Capitals General Manager George McPhee and the team’s top draft selection during Saturday’s SportsNite at 6:30 PM. The Capitals hold the fourth overall pick in this year’s Entry Draft.
Comcast SportsNet currently consists of four regional sports networks servicing the Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, and Northern and Central California television markets.  In addition, Comcast SportsNet manages SportsNet New York, which serves the greater New York region. Together, the five networks reach over 22 million households providing local sports coverage to each respective market, including live game action for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, and Chicago Blackhawks; the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, and Sacramento Kings; and MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and New York Mets.
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