How local broadcasters like Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin are calling Capitals’ playoff games from outside the bubble
The Washington Capitals’ first round-robin game of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs will be aired on NBC Sports Washington and Capitals Radio — like usual. But the coronavirus pandemic has changed practically everything else.
First off, none of the broadcasts will happen on location from inside the bubble. Descriptions and analysis will be coming from watching a live feed of the games from nearby monitors. There will be no crowds, only piped-in crowd noise.
Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin will call the game from NBC Sports Washington’s studio in Bethesda, Maryland. Rob Carlin will host the pre- and post-game shows from a different room at NBCSWSH headquarters, while Alan May provides color from inside his bedroom studio in Georgetown. May added it’s “where all of the magic happens,” which I think is in reference to his great analysis.