Capitals 2024 Preseason Dates and Times

The Washington Capitals have dropped their preseason schedule which means fall is right around the corner
Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Charlie Lindgren, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals will have six games across four opponents with three of those contests at Capital One Arena. The schedule opens on Sunday September 22 against the Philadelphia Flyers in DC.

The Caps will then travel to play on back to back nights in Boston at TD Garden against the Bruins on September 24 and on September 25 against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.

The Caps also annouced that they'll do a home and home series against the Columbus Blue Jackets on September 27 at COA then a meeting at Nationwide Arena on September 30. The preseason concludes on Oct. 5 against the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena

Last year the Caps were 3-2-1 in preseason play with their all time preseason record at 179-134-33-19. The full broadcast shedule along with the complete 2024-25 regular season schedule will be announced at a later date.

Dates, Opponent, Location, Time

Sunday September 22, vs. Philadelphia, Capital One Arena, 3 p.m.

Tuesday September 24, at Boston, TD Garden, 7 p.m.

Wednesday September 25, at New Jersey, Prudential Center, 7 p.m.

Friday September 27, vs. Columbus, Capital One Arena, 7 p.m.

Monday September 30, at Columbus, Nationwide Arena, 7 p.m.

Saturday October 5, vs. Boston Bruins, Capital One Arena, 5 p.m.

Opponent breakdown

Philadelphia Flyers: This is a rivalry in itself. Both division and geographically. The Caps won the season series last season two games out of three and clinched the series and a playoff spot in Philly so expect some revenge and bad blood even if it's the preseason. The one loss to the Flyers came in the shootout which was also in Philly.

Boston Bruins: Another team the Caps had to plow through to get to the playoffs. The Caps took two out of three in that series as well. The Caps won at Boston 3-0 back on Feb. 10 which helped launch their season turnaround. A close loss to them scared many in late March but the Caps would bounce back two weeks later right before the season ended when they needed to win out.

New Jersey Devils: Another heavyweight favorite but more towards last preseason. They too have made some moves this offseason. Last season the Caps won three out of four games and that included both games in the Garden State. Both of them were good early season wins that helped keep the Caps in the race.

Columbus Blue Jackets: The Caps clean sweeped the Blue Jackets winning all three games including an overtime winner from Alex Ovechkin.