The Washington Capitals announced their 2011 preseason schedule.
From the team's official news release:
The Washington Capitals 2011 preseason schedule features seven games against four opponents and includes three games at Verizon Center. The Capitals will open their preseason schedule against the Nashville Predators in the Baltimore Hockey Classic at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore on September 20th.
The Capitals will begin their preseason road schedule on Wednesday, September 21st (7:00 PM) at Columbus versus the Blue Jackets before facing off against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Friday, September 23rd (8:30 PM).
The team's preseason home opener at Verizon Center is Monday, September 26th (7:00 PM) against the Blue Jackets. The Capitals will then travel to Nashville on September 28th (8:00 PM) before returning home to face the Buffalo Sabres on September 30th (7:00 PM) and the Blackhawks on October 2nd (5:00 PM) at Verizon Center.
The Capitals were 5-1 in the preseason last year, and their all-time preseason record is 140-112-29-9.
The 1st Mariner Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena) is Baltimore's largest indoor venue. The Capitals called Landover, Maryland home from 1974-1997. They played their home games at the Capital Centre before moving to downtown Washington, D.C. for the 1997-1998 season.
Audio from every preseason game will be broadcast live on WashingtonCaps.com.
The Capitals' 2011 preseason schedule is as follows:
(game start times are in Eastern Time)
September 20 - vs. Nashville (in Baltimore), 7:00 PM
September 21 - at Columbus, 7:00 PM
September 23 - at Chicago, 8:30 PM
September 26 - vs. Columbus, 7:00 PM
September 28 - at Nashville, 8:00 PM
September 30 - vs. Buffalo, 7:00 PM
October 2 - vs. Chicago, 5:00 PM
Washington Capitals official news release (June 20):
Capitals announce 2011 preseason schedule
Comcast SportsNet Washington (June 20):
Washington Post's Capitals Insider blog (June 20):
Washington Times' Capitals page (June 20):
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Washington Examiner's Loose Pucks blog (June 20):
Caps announce preseason schedule