The Capitals are definitely big nationwide now. The team could appear on national television as many as 12 times during the upcoming regular season, including a guaranteed 7 times on Versus.
NBC, meanwhile, has five potential Caps games to pick from for its national “Game of the Week.”
Also, 17 Capitals games will be broadcast across Canada on CBC, TSN or TSN2.
Versus will show the Capitals opening game at Boston on Oct. 1, along with the following games:
Oct. 6 at Philadelphia
Oct. 27 vs. Philadelphia
Nov. 17 at the New York Rangers
March 8 vs. Dallas, April 5
Boston and April 6 at Pittsburgh.
The Capitals will announce a local broadcast schedule in a few weeks.