The Washington Capitals first round match-up against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins will be seen nationally on the NBC Sports Network. But locally, the only place to see the telecasts will be on Comcast SportsNet mid-Atlantic.
CSN, which is part of the NBC Sports Group will have the exclusive coverage of first round of the Caps - Bruins telecasts. Should the Caps beat Boston, then round two would be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network.
Here is the first round schedule for the Caps - Bruins:
Game 1 at Boston on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. Broadcast on CSN
Game 2 at Boston on Saturday, April 14, at 3p.m. Broadcast on NBC4
Game 3 at Washington on Monday, April 16, at 7:30p.m. Broadcast on CSN
Game 4 at Washington on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Broadcast on CSN
*Game 5 at Boston on Saturday, April 21, at 3p.m. Broadcast on NBC4
*Game 6 at Washington on Sunday, April 22 - time and network - TBD
*Game 7 at Boston on Wednesday April 25 - Broadcast on CSN
Game broadcast crew for CSN is led by play by play man Joe Beninati, analyst Craig Laughlin and reporter Al Koken
The studio crew will alternate between Rob Carlin (home games) and Al Koken (road games), feature analysis from Alan May and Jill Sorenson will be reporting live from the game site.
CSN will provide both a pregame and post game show for games three and five that air on NBC4.
John Walton calls the play-by-play, with former Caps defenseman Ken Sabourin providing color commentary. Mike Vogel and Ben Raby will handle all of the pregame, post game and intermission duties.