September 7, 2012: Comcast SportsNet to Televise 70 Games During Capitals 2012-13 Regular Season

September 7, 2012: Comcast SportsNet to Televise 70 Games During Capitals 2012-13 Regular Season

NBC SPORTS GROUPNETWORKS TO PROVIDE FULL 82-GAME REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE
CAPITALSCENTRAL AND CAPITALS POSTGAME LIVERETURN THIS SEASONBethesda, Md. (Sept. 7,2012) ComcastSportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the regions leading source for multiplatform sportscoverage, and the Washington Capitals have announced the teams 70-gameregional television schedule for the 2012-13 NHL regular season. The networks coverageof the Capitals this season also features the return of its comprehensivepregame and postgame shows with CapitalsCentral and Capitals Postgame Live.Through Comcast SportsNet, NBC Sports Network and NBC, theCapitals entire 82-game regular-season schedule will be televised throughoutthe region by the NBC Sports Group. As previously announced, NBC Sports Networkwill air up to 11 games exclusively, with one game scheduled for NBC (Feb. 3vs. Los Angeles).As part of its flex scheduling, NBC has the option to select one of three lateseason games currently scheduled for NBC Sports Network.Comcast SportsNets live coverage of the Capitals thisseason begins with the teams opener on Oct. 12 against New Jersey (7 p.m.) The networks gamecoverage will be led by seven-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, veteran analyst Craig Laughlin and longtime rink-side reporter Al Koken, who are entering their 16thconsecutive season together.Capitals Central and Capitals Postgame Live return this season to provide extended coveragesurrounding games on Comcast SportsNet. Alan Maywill again serve as analyst for the half-hour pregame and postgame shows, with Koken(road games) and Rob Carlin (home games) alternating as hosts. Beninati andLaughlin will contribute to the coverage from the arena, with Jill Sorenson, thenetworks Capitals TV beat reporter, and Capitals Insider Chuck Gormleyproviding reports. Expanded Capitals coverage will also be featuredon the networks news and entertainment programs, including Geico SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live, and across its digitalplatforms, highlighted by CSNwashington.com.Comcast SportsNets coverage of the upcoming Capitals seasonincludes 64 games on Comcast SportsNet and six games scheduled on ComcastSportsNet Plus. The networks entire 70-game Capitals schedule will beavailable in HD to all cable and satellite providers throughout the region. Forinformation regarding Comcast SportsNet Plus HD carriage and channel location,check with your provider or go to CSNwashington.comor CSNbaltimore.com for information.(Seeattachment for Comcast SportsNets 2012-13 Capitals television schedule)CSN Capitals 2012-13 TV ScheduleCapitals Composite 2012-13 TV Schedule

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Report: Barry Trotz added to NHL's competition committee

Report: Barry Trotz added to NHL's competition committee

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz has added a new job to his resume. In his latest “30 Thoughts” column, Sportsnet reporter Elliotte Friedman reports that Trotz has been added to the NHL’s competition committee as a coach representative.
 
According to Friedman, “Ken Hitchcock and Barry Trotz are new members of the competition committee, representing the coaches. Excellent choices. No details yet on when the group will meet.”
 
The committee meets to discuss potential rule changes for the next season. All proposals from the committee must be approved by the league’s general managers and then go to the NHL Board of Governors for final approval.

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Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

Memorial Day Reflection: Kirk Cousins appreciates the cost of freedom

On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.

"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.

Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.

"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."

The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterwards, Cousins and a numbr of other players signed autographs. 

"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."

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