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Comcast SportsNet to Televise 70 Capitals Games During the 2012-13 NHL Regular Season

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Bethesda, Md. – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the region’s leading source for multiplatform sports coverage, and the Washington Capitals have announced the team’s 70-game regional television schedule for the 2012-13 NHL regular season. The network’s coverage of the Capitals this season also features the return of its comprehensive pregame and postgame shows with Capitals Central and Capitals Postgame Live.

Through Comcast SportsNet, NBC Sports Network and NBC, the Capitals’ entire 82-game regular-season schedule will be televised throughout the region by the NBC Sports Group. As previously announced, NBC Sports Network will air up to 11 games exclusively, with one game scheduled for NBC (Feb. 3 vs. Los Angeles). As part of its flex scheduling, NBC has the option to select one of three late season games currently scheduled for NBC Sports Network.

Comcast SportsNet’s live coverage of the Capitals this season begins with the team’s opener on Oct. 12 against New Jersey (7 p.m.) The network’s game coverage will be led by seven-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, veteran analyst Craig Laughlin and longtime rink-side reporter Al Koken, who are entering their 16th consecutive season together.

Capitals Central and Capitals Postgame Live return this season to provide extended coverage surrounding games on Comcast SportsNet. Alan May will again serve as analyst for the half-hour pregame and postgame shows, with Koken (road games) and Rob Carlin (home games) alternating as hosts. Beninati and Laughlin will contribute to the coverage from the arena, with Jill Sorenson, the network’s Capitals TV beat reporter, and Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley providing reports.

Expanded Capitals coverage will also be featured on the network’s news and entertainment programs, including Geico SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live, and across its digital platforms, highlighted by

Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of the upcoming Capitals’ season includes 64 games on Comcast SportsNet and six games scheduled on Comcast SportsNet Plus. The network’s entire 70-game Capitals schedule will be available in HD to all cable and satellite providers throughout the region. For information regarding Comcast SportsNet Plus HD carriage and channel location, check with your provider or go to or for information.

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