The Capitals have released their 2012 preseason schedule. 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 Sept. 26.
The Caps will open the preseason on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center in a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Bruins. The Capitals will begin their preseason road schedule on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.
The teams preseason home schedule includes the Nashville Predators on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., and Detroit on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. In addition, the Capitals will play exhibition games on the road against Columbus on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., and at Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 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 ScheduleTue., Sept. 25 vs. Boston Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 7 p.m.Wed., Sept. 26 vs. Columbus 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Md. 7 p.m.Sun., Sept. 30 at Detroit Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Mich. 5 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 1 at Columbus Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 3 at Boston TD Garden, Boston, Mass. 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 5 vs. Nashville Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 7 p.m.Sun., Oct. 7 vs. Detroit Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 5 p.m.