By Ian Oland
The NHL announced the broadcasting schedule of its new national TV partners, ESPN and Turner Sports, on Thursday.
The Washington Capitals will land on national TV 13 times next season, including its Opening Night game against the New York Rangers on October 13.
The Capitals-Rangers game will be air on TNT. NBC Sports Washington is not expected to carry the game locally.
The Capitals will also play two games each on national TV against Eastern Conference rivals Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Boston. The second game against the Penguins in April will be aired on network TV (ABC).
Here’s the full press release from the Washington Capitals:
Washington Capitals 2021-22 National TV Broadcast Schedule
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will have 13 nationally televised games during the 2021-22 season, the National Hockey League announced today. The broadcast includes one game on ABC, three on ESPN, four on ESPN+/Hulu and five on TNT.
Information regarding the Capitals’ local broadcast schedule with NBC Sports Washington will be announced at a later date.
ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment brand, features eight U.S. television networks, direct-to-consumer ESPN+, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, endeavours on every continent around the world, and more. ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) and 20 percent by Hearst.
Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all platforms, widely recognized for its expansive partnerships with the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and the National Hockey League. The Turner Sports portfolio also includes Bleacher Report, the #1 digital destination for young sports fans driving engagement and video views across all social platforms and the B/R app, with premier brands including House of Highlights, B/R Football, B/R Gridiron, B/R Kicks, B/R Betting, B/R Walk-Off, and B/R Gaming.
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