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As part of “Hockey Week in America” while the NHL is paused due to the coronavirus outbreak, NBCSN will re-air the Washington Capitals‘ Game 5 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, which clinched the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in their 43-year history at 9 PM ET on Thursday. The game continues a marathon of recent Stanley Cup-clinching games.
After dropping the series opener in a wild 6-4 affair at T-Mobile Arena, the Capitals won four straight games to win the series, including Game 5 by a 4-3 count. It was the longest losing streak that the Golden Knights’ had during their history to that point.
NBCSN will re-air the following Cup-clinching games on Thursday:
On Saturday morning, NBCSN will telecast the best games of the rivalry between Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby starting at 8 AM ET with Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinal, where the two had dueling hat-tricks in a 4-3 Capitals’ victory. Following that, Game 6 of the 2016 and 2018 second-round series between the two teams will also be shown.
VIRTUAL GAMEDAY! #ALLCAPS
Caps continue the simulation season with a matchup against the Rangers tonight at 7pm on @NBCSWashington
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 26, 2020
You can find the full “Hockey Week In America” schedule here.
In addition, NBC Sports Washington will re-air every victory of the Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup Championship run for the next three weekends. They broadcasted all four wins in Round 1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets earlier this week. You can find the full schedule below.
You could also binge watch any Capitals or NHL games that you desire on NHL.TV (more on that here).
By Harrison Brown