Penguins vs. Capitals: How to watch the alternate broadcast

Monumental Sports Network has come up with something new, here's how to watch
Bruce Boudreau, Washington Capitals
Bruce Boudreau, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

If you've ever wanted to hear former Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau broadcast a game, now is your oppotunity. Monumental Sports Network is launching, beginning today, a new alternate broadcast in conjunction with the game telecast of tonight's Capitals game vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The puck drops at 7 p.m. and below are the following dates for the Capitals alternate broadcast schedule which will air on Monumental Sports Network 2:

Thursday April 4, yes tonight vs. Penguins 7 p.m.

Thursday April 11 at Buffalo Sabres 7 p.m.

Saturday April 13 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 5:30 p.m.

Monday April 15 vs. Boston Bruins 7 p.m.

Tuesday April 16 at Philadelphia Flyers 7 p.m.

The alternate broadcasts will follow a format similar to ESPN's Manning Cast broadcasts from Monday Night Football and will feature, per the press release, "a rotation of engaging and knowledgable hosts, analysts, and special guests" in real time.

On the Caps side of things Grant Paulsen from Grant and Danny at 106.7 The Fan is hosting. The analyts include Boudreau himself as well as Monumental Sports Network's Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir. Also joining them is Stanley Cup champion Devante Smith-Pelly.

This will be cool to watch. I personally enjoyed the Manning Casts especially if I was at home watching a game and not at the stadium or the arena. I won't be at the arena tonight so I will definitley be tuning in. Never met Gabby but do know Grant and Tarik and they are the best of their craft and two folks I look up to in the industry.

Zach Leonsis said more about the alternate broadcasts in the press release:

""We're excited to experiment with new alternate broadcast formats for our fanbase. This complimentary live viewing experience demonstrates our commitment to doing more with our live rights than ever before while also serving our fan base.""

Zach Leonsis

This is Monumental's latest step in alternating our experience of experiencing the team we love as fans since they purchased the rights of NBC Universal back in August 2022. Whether we are at the arena cheering on the Capitals or watching from the comfort of our home, rest assured we'll still feel like we're on top of the action.

This is the latest way of how sports broadcasts are trying to be innnovative in a changing world. This will be fun to watch.