Capitals Open Season On TNT, ESPN Releases 2022-23 NHL Schedule

Graphic: TNT

ESPN announced their broadcast plans for the 2022-23 NHL regular-season on Wednesday. The Washington Capitals will be featured on ESPN, TNT, or ESPN+ 13 times, starting with their opener against the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, October 12.

Information regarding the Capitals’ local broadcast schedule with NBC Sports Washington will be announced at a later date.

Capitals’ National TV Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (ET) Network
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Boston Bruins Capital One Arena 7 p.m. TNT
Wednesday, Nov. 9 Pittsburgh Penguins Capital One Arena 7:30 p.m. TNT
Sunday, Nov. 13 Tampa Bay Lightning Amalie Arena 7 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday, Nov. 23 Philadelphia Flyers Capital One Arena 7:30 p.m. TNT
Thursday, Jan. 5 Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 7 p.m. ESPN
Tuesday, Jan. 24 Colorado Avalanche Ball Arena 9 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu
Saturday, Feb. 11 Boston Bruins TD Garden 3:30 p.m. ABC, ESPN+
*Saturday, Feb. 18 Carolina Hurricanes Carter-Finley Stadium 8 p.m. ESPN, ESPN+
Saturday, Feb. 25 NY Rangers Capital One Arena 1 p.m. ABC, ESPN+
Tuesday, March 14 NY Rangers Madison Square Garden 7 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, March 25 Pittsburgh Penguins PPG Paints Arena 8 p.m. ABC, ESPN+
Wednesday, March 29 NY Islanders Capital One Arena 7:30 p.m. TNT
Sunday, April 2 NY Rangers Capital One Arena 1 p.m. TNT

Time Changes

In addition to the broadcast schedule the Capitals announced five time changes from the original schedule: Dec. 7 at Philadelphia (from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Jan. 11 at Philadelphia (from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Feb. 11 at Boston (from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.), Feb. 12 vs. San Jose (from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.), Feb. 25, vs. NY Rangers (from 3 p.m. to 1 p.m.).

ESPN+ Schedule

  • Oct. 13 – New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers – Coach John Tortorella makes Flyers coaching debut in Philadelphia home opener (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Oct. 21 – Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers – Last season’s Presidents’ Trophy winners and Matthew Tkachuk host last season’s eastern conference champs in the Battle of Florida (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Oct. 28 – Winnipeg Jets at Arizona Coyotes – Coyotes host the Winnipeg Jets in their home opener at the new Mullett Arena (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Nov. 3 – Boston Bruins at New York Rangers – Original Six matchup (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Dec. 6 – Toronto Maple Leafs at Dallas Stars – Interconference matchup between last season’s Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews and rising star Jason Robertson (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Jan. 12 – Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings – Original Six matchup (ESPN)
  • Jan. 13 – New Jersey Devils at Anaheim Ducks – Rising stars Jack Hughes vs. Trevor Zegras (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Jan. 23 – Columbus Blue Jackets at Calgary Flames – Johnny Gaudreau returns to Calgary to face his former team (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Feb. 9 – Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning – The Lightning host the Avalanche in a rematch of last season’s Stanley Cup Final (ESPN)
  • Feb. 11 – ABC Saturday Doubleheader: Lightning at Stars & Capitals at Bruins – (ABC and ESPN+)
  • Feb. 18 – 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series – Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes (ESPN)
  • March 4 – ABC Saturday Doubleheader: Rangers at Bruins (Original Six) & Avalanche at Stars (ABC and ESPN+)
  • March 11 – ABC Saturday Doubleheader: Red Wings at Bruins (Original Six) & Flyers at Penguins in the Battle of Pennsylvania (ABC and ESPN+)
  • March 18 – ABC Primetime: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers in a 1st round playoff rematch from last season (ABC and ESPN+)
  • March 25 – ABC Primetime: Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin visit Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins (ABC and ESPN+)
  • April 4 – Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings in a 1stround playoff rematch from last season (ESPN)
  • April 8 – ABC Tripleheader: Blues at Wild in a 1st round playoff rematch from last season & Golden Knights at Stars. Penguins at Red Wings in primetime to close out the final ABC Saturday of the regular season. (ABC and ESPN+)
  • April 11 – Maple Leafs at Lightning in a 1st round playoff rematch from last season (ESPN)
  • April 11 –Oilers at Avalanche in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference Final (ESPN)
  • April 13 – ESPN Doubleheader: Final night of regular season play with the Blues at Stars & Golden Knights at Kraken (ESPN)

ESPN and more ESPN+

Time (ET) Teams Network/Platform
Tue, Oct. 11 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers ESPN, ESPN+
Tue, Oct. 11 10 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN, ESPN+
Thu, Oct. 13 7 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Oct. 13 8:30 p.m. Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Oct. 18 7 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning ESPN, ESPN+
Tue, Oct. 18 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Kings vs. Nashville Predators ESPN, ESPN+
Thu, Oct. 20 7:30 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Oct. 21 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Oct. 23 5 p.m. Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings ESPN
Tue, Oct. 25 8 p.m. Colorado Avalanche vs. New York Rangers ESPN, ESPN+
Tue, Oct. 25 10:30 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks ESPN, ESPN+
Thu, Oct. 27 8 p.m. St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Oct. 28 10:30 p.m. Winnipeg Jets vs. Arizona Coyotes ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Nov. 1 8 p.m. Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins ESPN, ESPN+
Tue, Nov. 1 10:30 p.m. Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks ESPN, ESPN+
Thu, Nov. 3 7:30 p.m. Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Nov. 3 10:30 p.m. Florida Panthers vs. San Jose Sharks ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Nov. 4 7 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Nov. 6 5 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes ESPN
Tue, Nov. 8 10:30 p.m. Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Nov. 10 10:30 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Nov. 11 10 p.m. Minnesota Wild vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Nov. 13 7 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning ESPN
Tue, Nov. 15 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Nov. 29 7:30 p.m. New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Dec. 1 8 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Dec. 2 7:30 p.m. Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Dec. 6 8:30 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Dec. 8 7:30 p.m. Detroit Red Wings vs. Florida Panthers ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Dec. 9 10 p.m. San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Dec. 11 3 p.m. Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues ESPN
Tue, Dec. 13 7 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Dec. 13  9:30 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Colorado Avalanche ESPN
Fri, Dec. 16 8 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Dec. 18 7:30 p.m. New York Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN
Fri, Dec. 23 8:30 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Dec. 27 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. Columbus Blue Jackets ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Dec. 30 7:30 p.m. Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Dec. 30 10 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Jan. 1 8 p.m. New York Islanders vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN
Tue, Jan. 3 10:30 p.m. Dallas Stars vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Jan. 5 7 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets ESPN
Fri, Jan. 6 10 p.m. San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Jan. 10 7 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Jan. 10 9:30 p.m. San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Jan. 12 7 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings ESPN
Fri, Jan. 13 10 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Anaheim Ducks ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Jan. 19 9 p.m. Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues ESPN
Mon, Jan. 23 9:30 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Calgary Flames ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Jan. 24 9 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Colorado Avalanche ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Jan. 27 7 p.m. Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Islanders ESPN
Sat, Jan. 28 3 p.m. St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, Jan. 28 9 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. Minnesota Wild ESPN+/Hulu
Fri., Feb. 3 7 p.m. NHL All-Star Skills presented by DraftKings ESPN
Sat., Feb. 4 3 p.m. 2023 NHL Honda All-Star Game ABC, ESPN+
Tue, Feb. 7 7:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Feb. 9 7 p.m. Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning ESPN
Sat, Feb. 11 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars ABC, ESPN+
Sat, Feb. 11 3:30 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins ABC, ESPN+
Tue, Feb. 14 7:30 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Feb. 16 9 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. St. Louis Blues ESPN
Fri, Feb. 17 9 p.m. Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks ESPN
Sat, Feb. 18 8 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes
2023 NHL STADIUM SERIES
ESPN, ESPN+
Sat, Feb. 18 11 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights ESPN, ESPN+
Sun, Feb. 19 6 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Feb. 21 7:30 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Feb. 23 9 p.m. Calgary Flames vs. Vegas Golden Knights ESPN
Sat, Feb. 25 1 p.m. New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals ABC, ESPN+
Sat, Feb. 25 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. St. Louis Blues ABC, ESPN+
Tue, Feb. 28 7:30 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 2 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 4 1 p.m. New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins ABC, ESPN+
Sat, March 4 3:30 p.m. Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars ABC, ESPN+
Tue, March 7 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, March 7 10 p.m. Anaheim Ducks vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 9 7:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Boston Bruins ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 11 1 p.m. Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins ABC, ESPN+
Sat, March 11 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins ABC, ESPN+
Tue, March 14 7 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers ESPN
Thu, March 16 8 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 16 10:30 p.m. Seattle Kraken vs. San Jose Sharks ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 18 5 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 18 8 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers ABC, ESPN+
Tue, March 21 7:30 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 23 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers ESPN
Thu, March 23 9 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Dallas Stars ESPN
Sat, March 25 5 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 25 8 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins ABC, ESPN+
Tue, March 28 10 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 30 7:30 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 30 10 p.m. Anaheim Ducks vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, April 1 3 p.m. Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins ABC, ESPN+
Sat, April 1 8 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN2
Tue, April 4 8 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. Nashville Predators ESPN
Tue, April 4 10:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN
Thu, April 6 8 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, April 6 10:30 p.m. Arizona Coyotes vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, April 8 1 p.m. St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild ABC, ESPN+
Sat, April 8 3:30 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars ABC, ESPN+
Sat, April 8 8 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings ABC, ESPN+
Mon, April 10 9 p.m. Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN
Tue, April 11 7 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning ESPN
Tue, April 11 9:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche ESPN
Thu, April 13 8 p.m. St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars ESPN
Thu, April 13 10:30 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN

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 Capitals Open Season On TNT, ESPN Releases 2022-23 NHL Schedule

  1. Anonymous says:

    That’s feels about average, right? 13 games on National networks and 69 on local (NBC Sports Washington) ?

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