The National Hockey League announced today the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round schedule and broadcast information between the Washington Capitals and the Florida Panthers, which begins Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at FLA Live Arena. All first-round games will be televised on NBC Sports Washington and streamed live on the MyTeams app.
Washington will host Game 3, Game 4 and if necessary, Game 6 in the Eastern Conference First Round.
The following is the complete Capitals playoff television schedule in the Washington/Baltimore area for the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 against the Florida Panthers:
Game 1 – Tuesday, May 3 – 7:30 p.m. – Washington at Florida – NBCSW, ESPN2
Game 2 – Thursday, May 5 – 7:30 p.m. – Washington at Florida – NBCSW, TBS
Game 3 – Saturday, May 7 – 1:00 p.m. – Florida at Washington – NBCSW, ESPN
Game 4 – Monday, May 9 – 7:00 p.m. – Florida at Washington – NBCSW, TBS
*Game 5 – Wednesday, May 11 – TBD – Washington at Florida – NBCSW
*Game 6 – Friday, May 13 – TBD – Florida at Washington – NBCSW
*Game 7 – Sunday, May 15 – TBD – Washington at Florida – NBCSW
A limited number of individual game tickets for all possible home games of the First Round of the Capitals 2022 Playoffs presented by Boeing are available via Ticketmaster.com/Caps. Capitals fans are encouraged to make their ticket purchases directly from the team. Only tickets purchased through the team are guaranteed to be valid. Fans can purchase their tickets through any Ticketmaster sales channel and also through NHL Ticket Exchange. NHL Ticket Exchange is the only guaranteed secondary ticket reseller, and all tickets purchased on NHL Ticket Exchange are verified by Ticketmaster. For more information on Capitals tickets contact 202-266-CAPS or visit WashingtonCaps.com/Tickets.
Live-game coverage will again be led by Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and game analyst Craig Laughlin. NBC Sports Washington will surround all playoff games with live gameday programs Capitals Pregame Live and Capitals Postgame Live. The shows will provide news, analysis and commentary for one hour before and after games. The shows will be hosted by Alexa Landestoy and feature analysis from Alan May, with Beninati and Laughlin contributing to coverage. Brent Johnson and Al Koken will make regular appearances on the pregame and postgame programs throughout playoffs. NBC Sports Washington’s live Capitals coverage, including gameday shows, will continue to be available to authenticated subscribers to stream live on the MyTeams app and NBCSportsWashington.com.
All Capitals playoff games will broadcast on 106.7 The Fan and on the 24-hour radio channel, Caps Radio 24/7, devoted specifically to the Capitals with play-by-play announcer John Walton and former Capital and analyst Ken Sabourin calling the action. In addition to broadcasting all games, Caps Radio 24/7 will continue to provide instant news and access to the Capitals, including live game audio, and exclusive Capitals playoff-related hockey content throughout the day. The channel is available through the Caps Mobile App by accessing the “Caps Radio 24/7” button at the bottom of the home screen, through WashingtonCaps.com/Radio and also through TuneIn radio, a free app that helps people find and listen to music, sports, news and talk content on the web.
The Capitals (Wild Card 2) will face the Panthers in Game 1 of their first-ever playoff meeting. The Capitals’ run of eight consecutive playoff appearances – the second-longest in franchise history behind a stretch of 14 straight from 1983 to 1996 – includes a Stanley Cup win in 2018 and is the second-longest active stretch. With a 44-26-12 record, the Caps reached the 100-point mark for the sixth time in the last eight seasons. Washington is the only team in the NHL that has collected 100 points six times during that span.
Caps captain Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, who between them own the Capitals records for career playoff goals, assists, points and games played, are expected to extend their shared franchise benchmark for most years in the postseason to 14. Washington’s roster includes 13 Stanley Cup champions, including nine who won with them in 2018: Backstrom, Ovechkin, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Lars Eller, Michal Kempny, Dmitry Orlov, T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson.