Capitals and Rangers logos facing off on a hockey rink
Get ready for Capitals vs Rangers Game 1! Find out where to watch on TV, stream online, radio info, and game preview.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs ignite tonight, April 21, 2024, with a classic rivalry showdown: the Washington Capitals (40-31-11) face off against the powerhouse New York Rangers (55-23-4). This first-round series promises high-intensity action as the Capitals aim to upset the heavily favored Rangers.

Where and When to Watch

  • Date: April 21, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City

How to Watch on TV

  • National Broadcast: ESPN, NHL Network (NHLN), Sportsnet (Canada)
  • Regional Sports Networks:
    • Washington Capitals: NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW)
    • New York Rangers: MSG Network (MSG)

Streaming Options

  • ESPN+
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • fuboTV
  • Sling TV (select packages)

Listen on the Radio

  • Capitals Radio: 106.7 The Fan (Washington D.C.)
  • Rangers Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM (New York)

Betting Odds

  • Line: NYR -265
  • O/U: 5.5

The Rangers are substantial favorites at home, but playoff hockey is notoriously unpredictable.

Game 1 Preview

The Rangers dominated the regular season but now face their first true test of the playoffs. The Capitals, fueled by Alex Ovechkin’s timeless scoring, are always dangerous in the postseason. Expect a physical, fast-paced game with a raucous Madison Square Garden crowd.

Game Score Prediction

It’s a tight call, but the Rangers edge this one at home. Rangers 4, Capitals 3.

Finding the Washington Capitals Game on TV Today

If you’re looking to catch the Capitals game on television, your best bet is NBC Sports Washington. Check your local cable or satellite provider for channel listings.

What Channel is the New York Rangers Game on TV Today

Rangers fans can tune in to the MSG Network to find today’s game on their cable or satellite provider.

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