Fans will get their first chance to catch new coach Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center during a four-game home preseason schedule, which the team announced June 19.
The 2014-15 preseason slate, which will begin Sept. 21 at home against the Buffalo Sabres, consists of eight games in all. After hosting the Sabres, Washington will play the Boston Bruins (Sept. 26), Philadelphia Flyers (Oct. 2) and Carolina Hurricanes (Oct. 5) at home.
Washington will have home-and-home sets with Buffalo, Philadelphia and Boston, while also traveling to face the Montreal Canadiens.
The Capitals, who went 4-0-4 during the 2013-14 preseason, are 147-115-33-10 all time during preseason contests. The team will announce the regular-season schedule at a later date, usually in July.
Here is the full preseason schedule for the Caps.
Sept. 21: vs. Buffalo
Sept. 22: at Philadelphia
Sept. 24: at Boston
Sept. 26: vs. Boston
Sept. 28: at Montreal
Oct. 1: at Buffalo
Oct. 2: vs. Philadelphia
Oct. 5: vs. Carolina