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|Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:09 am Post subject: All Caps Games to be Broadcast
|All Capitals Games to be Televised During 2009-10 Season
Comcast SportsNet to broadcast 75 games, 49 games in high definition
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will have all of their 82 regular-season games televised during the 2009-10 season, the team announced today in conjunction with its broadcast partner, Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet will televise 75 games, with 49 games available in high definition.
Coverage plans include 62 games on Comcast SportsNet and 12 games on CSN+. Comcast SportsNet will open its coverage with Washington ’s first home game of the year on Saturday, Oct. 3 against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center at 7 p.m. The game will be complimented by extensive pre- and postgame coverage on the network.
Joe Beninati and former Capital Craig Laughlin return to provide play-by-play and color commentary, respectively, on the local broadcasts, with Al Koken reporting rinkside. Lisa Hillary will also join the broadcast as a reporter.
CSN+ is widely carried by cable and satellite carriers throughout the Comcast SportsNet viewing area. The channel position for CSN+ varies by provider, but all channels are listed on www.csnwashington.com. One game will be carried on The Comcast Network, which is also available to cable and satellite providers in the area.
Versus will broadcast seven games nationally, including Washington ’s season opening game on Thursday, Oct. 1 against the Boston Bruins. Versus will also broadcast on Oct. 6 and Oct. 27 vs. Philadelphia , Nov. 17 at N.Y. Rangers, March 8 vs. Dallas and April 5 vs. Boston . On April 6 when Washington plays at Pittsburgh , Versus will broadcast nationally, while CSN will broadcast locally.