The Washington Times - August 20, 2009, 12:20PM

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.”

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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.