The Washington Capitals and NBC Sports Washington announced Monday morning that they will be airing “Greatest Hits” specials featuring cameos from Capitals alumni such as Olie Kolzig, Troy Brouwer, and Bruce Boudreau.
The first memorable game will air tonight featuring analysis and insight from former enforcer Matt Bradley, who is currently working for the Capitals as a scout. NBC Sports Washington will re-air Game Seven of the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal between the Capitals and New York Rangers.
Beginning tonight at 7 p.m., @NBCSWashington will air five "Greatest Hits" specials, starting with the Capitals' 2009 ECQF Game 7 win against the New York Rangers. Special commentary will be provided by Matt Bradley, who assisted on Sergei Fedorov's game-winning goal. pic.twitter.com/Yoj0CI1EdR
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 27, 2020
The Capitals won Game Seven 2-1 late in the third period.
Bradley assisted on Sergei Fedorov’s game-winning goal. Before the Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup run, many believe this was the loudest Capital One Arena has ever been.
Each new special of the Capitals Greatest Hits series will debut on Mondays at 7 PM through May 25.
Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin will also contribute to the specials.
NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MSE, TO PRESENT CAPITALS AND WIZARDS ‘GREATEST HITS’ SPECIALS
FIVE-PART CAPS AND WIZARDS WEEKLY SERIES TO FEATURE 1-HOUR VERSIONS OF TEAMS’ MOST MEMORABLE GAMES WITH SPECIAL COMMENTARY FROM KEY PARTICIPANTS
FIRST CAPS EDITION DEBUTS TONIGHT, MONDAY, APRIL 27, FEATURING GAME 7 OF THE 2009 FIRST-ROUND PLAYOFF SERIES AGAINST THE RANGERS WITH CONTRIBUTOR MATT BRADLEY
1978 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING GAME WITH COMMENTARY FROM PHIL CHENIER AND KEVIN GREVEY OPENS WIZARDS SERIES ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30
WASHINGTON, D.C., and BETHESDA, MD – April 27, 2020 – NBC Sports Washington, in partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will present five-part special series for both the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards, entitled Greatest Hits, featuring many of the teams’ most historic and memorable performances, beginning this week. The one-hour weekly editions per team will be highlighted by full-length commentary from participants who played key roles in the respective game, including high-profile former players, and will be hosted by members of NBC Sports Washington’s Capitals and Wizards announcing teams.
Beginning tonight, Capitals Greatest Hits will debut Mondays at 7 p.m. through May 25. The premiere episode will feature the team’s Game 7 overtime victory against the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2009 NHL playoffs on April 28, 2009. Matt Bradley, a current Capitals scout who played six seasons as a forward with the team from 2005-06 to 2010-11, will join hosts Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin to provide his unique perspective as an impact player in that postseason. Bradley scored two goals in Game 6 to force the series-clinching Game 7, which earned the team its first playoff series win since 1998. In addition, following tonight’s debut, NBC Sports Washington will present #HockeyAtHome: The Great One and the Great Eight, the first-ever joint interview with Wayne Gretzky and Alex Ovechkin.
The Wizards editions of Greatest Hits will debut Thursdays, beginning April 30, at 7 p.m., through May 28. This week’s premiere episode features the then-Bullets Game 7 win in the 1978 NBA Finals against the Seattle SuperSonics, which captured the franchise’s first NBA Championship on June 7, 1978. Host Chris Miller will be joined by a pair of the team’s key contributors from the team’s successful 1970s era: Phil Chenier and Kevin Grevey. The duo will share their unique and special memories of that momentous night, their teammates and opponents while watching events unfold again nearly 42 years later.
Information on additional editions of the Capitals and Wizards Greatest Hits will be announced on an ongoing basis and are expected to include Capitals contributors such as former goaltender Olie Kolzig, former forward Troy Brouwer and former head coach Bruce Boudreau; and Wizards guests such as current guard John Wall, former center Marcin Gortat and current head coach Scott Brooks. Each program will encore on NBC Sports Washington multiple times, and complementary Greatest Hits content will be available across its digital platforms, including NBCSportsWashington.com and the MyTeams app.
NBC Sports Washington, part of NBC Sports Group, is the official sports network of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NFL’s Washington Redskins and ACC. NBC Sports Washington – the leading multiplatform sports media organization serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – delivers more than 400 live events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming. NBC Sports Washington’s digital portfolio is the region’s top source for written, video and interactive sports content. Follow the network on Twitter via @NBCSWashington, and on MyTeams and NBCSportsWashington.com.
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