NBC Sports Washington Announces Broadcast Plans For 2020-21 Capitals’ Season

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NBC Sports Washington today announced its coverage of the Washington Capitals’ 2020-21 NHL regular season, highlighted by an extensive schedule of live-game coverage; new one-hour gameday programs; and comprehensive written, video, and audio content on NBCSportsWashington.com and the MyTeams app.

NBC Sports Washington will present live coverage of 49 of the Capitals’ 56 regular-season games, starting with the team’s season-opener at Buffalo on Jan. 14 (7 p.m.) Live-game coverage will again be led by Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and game analyst Craig Laughlin, who are entering their 24th consecutive season together in their respective roles.

The Capitals’ entire regular-season schedule will be available on NBC Sports Group platforms. As previously announced, the Capitals are scheduled to be featured on seven nationally exclusive telecasts this season, with five games on NBC and two on NBCSN. The Capitals will make seven additional non-exclusive appearances on NBCSN, which will be available to viewers outside of the Washington/Baltimore region.

This season, NBC Sports Washington will surround Capitals games with expanded and enhanced gameday programs Capitals Pregame Live and Capitals Postgame Live. The one-hour shows will provide news, analysis and commentary before and after games, delivered through the perspectives and insights of a cast of former players, NHL experts, team insiders and special guests.

Capitals Pregame Live and Capitals Postgame Live will be hosted by Alexa Shaw and feature a stable of experienced voices, highlighted by Alan May, the veteran analyst and former Capitals player, and contributor Nick Ashooh. Other experts set to make regular appearances include longtime Capitals reporter Al Koken, former Capitals goaltender Brent Johnson, and Bruce Boudreau, who served as head coach of the Capitals from 2008 to 2011 during a 13-season NHL coaching career.

NBC Sports Washington’s live Capitals coverage, including gameday shows, will continue to be available to authenticated subscribers to stream live on the MyTeams app and NBCSportsWashington.com.

Comprehensive written, video and audio content covering the Capitals and the NHL will continue to be provided across NBC Sports Washington’s digital properties. Exclusive news, analysis, commentary and information will be available daily by Capitals reporter JJ Regan and a team of multiplatform content creators. The full stable of NBC Sports Washington’s hosts, analysts and writers will regularly provide news, analysis, perspective and interviews on the Capitals Talk podcast.

12 Capitals’ games will be covered by the networks of NBC. You can view their schedule here.

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to NBC Sports Washington Announces Broadcast Plans For 2020-21 Capitals’ Season

  1. hockeydruid says:

    The announcers are all good except Brent Johnson as Im tired of his “Y”all come back” way of talking. I would rather see another player there. Wonder if there is any chance they can get Kolzig to do it? Or Bondra?

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