The Stanley Cup champion Caps will open their seven-game exhibition schedule on Sept. 16 season against the Bruins at TD Garden, the team announced.
Washington will face Boston, Carolina and St. Louis twice apiece—once on the road, once at home—and the
Canadiens one time. The game against the Habs will be played at Videotron Arena in Quebec City.
NBC Sports Washington’s preseason broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.
Here’s the preseason entire slate:
Date Opponent Location Time
Sun., Sept. 16 at Boston TD Garden 1 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 18 vs. Boston Capital One Arena 7 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 20 at Montreal Quebec City, Que. 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 21 at Carolina PNC Arena 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 25 at St. Louis Enterprise Center 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 28 vs. Carolina Capital One Arena 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 30 vs. St. Louis Capital One Arena 3 p.m.
Monday's announcement kicked off a busy week for the Caps.
On Wednesday, Alex Ovechkin will pick up his seventh Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Nicklas Backstrom will also be on hand for media interviews; key members of the Cup-winning team are typically in attendance.
On Friday and Saturday in Dallas, Washington will make selections in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th rounds of the 2018 Entry Draft at American Airlines Center. (Their fifth-round pick was dealt to Minnesota in the Tyler Graovac deal.)
Next Monday, many of the organization’s prospects, including this year’s picks, will report to Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the start of development camp. The schedule and roster will be announced this week.
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