Caps First-Round Slate SetPosted on January 14, 2013 by Mike Vogel
Washington’s 2011 quest for the Stanley Cup starts with an Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series against the New York Rangers. The NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs get underway on Wednesday, April 13 and the Caps will be in action on opening night. They’ll host the Rangers at 7:30 p.m. at Verizon Center. The game will be televised on VERSUS and CSN. All of the Caps' first-round games will be telecast on CSN unless NBC bumps them for Game 3 and 5. VERSUS telecasts in DC/Baltimore markets will be blacked out in first round. Game 2 will be Friday night, April 15 at Verizon Center, also at 7:30. Then the scene will shift to New York for Game 3 on Sunday afternoon, April 17 in a nationally televised game (NBC) at Madison Square Garden. Game 4 takes place at MSG on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 pm. If necessary, the series shifts back to the District for Game 5 at Verizon Center on Saturday afternoon, April 23 at 3 pm. That game would also be on NBC. If a Game 6 is required, it will be played in Manhattan on Monday, April 25. Should a seventh and deciding game be needed, it will take place at Verizon Center on Wednesday, April 27. Game times are not yet set for Games 6 and 7; both are TBD at this time.
For the last few months, talk has been circulating that the Washington Capitals would be one of the teams chosen to participate in the NHL’s Premiere Games, a series of season-opening contests held in various European cities. On Monday, the NHL unveiled its Premiere Series slate for the opening of