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Washington Capitals 2012 preseason schedule released

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The Washington Capitals will play three of their seven preseason games at Verizon Center, the team announced Tuesday.

The Capitals preseason schedule, which will begin Sept. 25, includes visits to D.C. from the Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings.

The Charm City will also  play host to the 2nd annual Baltimore Hockey Classic, when the Capitals take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sept. 26 at 1st Mariner Arena.

Washington will take the road to face Detroit, Columbus and Boston to round out the exhibition schedule. The team's regular season schedule will be released later this summer.

Here's the complete 2012 Capitals preseason schedule. Home games are italicized.

Date Time Opponent Venue
Sept. 25 7 p.m. Boston Bruins Verizon Center
Sept. 26 7 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets 1st Mariner Arena
Sept. 30 5 p.m. Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 1 7 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena
Oct. 3 7 p.m. Boston Bruins TD Garden
Oct. 5 7 p.m. Nashville Predators Verizon Center
Oct. 7 5 p.m. Detroit Red Wings Verizon Center

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