ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have released their 2012 preseason schedule, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. The schedule features seven games against four opponents and includes three games at Verizon Center. The Capitals will face-off against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second-annual Baltimore Hockey Classic at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore on September 26.
Washington will open the preseason on Tuesday, Sept. 25 (7 p.m.), at Verizon Center in a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals vs. the Boston Bruins. The Capitals will begin their preseason road schedule on Sunday, Sept. 30 (5 p.m.), at Detroit versus the Red Wings.
The team’s preseason home schedule includes the Nashville Predators on Friday, Oct. 5 (7 p.m.), and Detroit on Sunday, Oct. 7 (5 p.m.). In addition, Washington will play exhibition games on the road against Columbus on Monday, Oct. 1 (7 p.m.), and at Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 3 (7 p.m.).
The Capitals were 3-3-1 in the preseason last year, and their all-time preseason record is 143-115-29-10.
Each preseason game will be broadcast live on WashingtonCaps.com. The complete 2012-13 NHL regular season schedule will be released at a later date.
2012 WASHINGTON CAPITALS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
|TUES., SEPT. 25||BRUINS||CAPITALS||7 PM|
|WED., SEPT. 26**||BLUE JACKETS**||CAPITALS**||7 PM**|
|SUN., SEPT. 30||CAPITALS||RED WINGS||5 PM|
|MON., OCT. 1||CAPITALS||BLUE JACKETS||7 PM|
|WED., OCT. 3||CAPITALS||BRUINS||7 PM|
|FRI., OCT. 5||PREDATORS||CAPITALS||7 PM|
|SUN., OCT. 7||RED WINGS||CAPITALS||5 PM|