Blackhawks announce TV schedule
August 30, 2012 12:12PM
HAWKS ON NATIONAL TV
Mon, Nov. 5 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins United Center NBC 7:00 p.m.*
Wed, Nov. 28 at Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center NBC 7:00 p.m.
Wed, Jan. 2 vs. New York Rangers United Center NBC 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Jan. 6 vs. Detroit Red Wings United Center NBC 7:00 p.m.
Wed, Jan. 16 vs. St. Louis Blues United Center NBC 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Jan. 20 vs. Philadelphia United Center NBC 6:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb. 13 at Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena NBC 6:30 p.m.
Sun, Feb. 17 vs. Boston Bruins United Center NBC 2:30 p.m.
Tue, Feb. 19 vs. Detroit Red Wings United Center NBC 7:00 p.m.*
Sun, March 3 at Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena NBC 6:30 p.m.
Wed, March 6 vs. Colorado Avalanche United Center NBC 7:00 p.m.
Sun, March 10 at Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center NBC 2:00 p.m.
Sun, March 31 at Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena NBC 6:30 p.m.
Mon, April 1 vs. Minnesota Wild United Center NBC 7:00 p.m.*
* Indicates game is not exclusive to NBC and will also be broadcast in Chicago market on Comcast SportsNet
Updated: August 30, 2012 1:25PM
In conjunction with the NHL, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced its 2012-13 regular-season local and national television schedule. Nationally, the Blackhawks will appear exclusively on NBC (including NBC and NBC Sports Network) a total of 11 times, the maximum allowed per the League’s national television agreement. Locally, 71 Blackhawks games will air on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN-TV Channel 9, the organization’s official television partners.
Chicago’s eighth consecutive campaign on Comcast SportsNet features 51 contests, beginning with the season opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the United Center on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. CT. “Blackhawks Pregame Live” will air prior to the majority of games on Comcast SportsNet with “Blackhawks Postgame Live” immediately following each contest.
The Blackhawks fifth consecutive season on WGN-TV Channel 9 launches on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. CT when the team hosts the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center in a matchup of the two Original Six rivals. Chicago makes 20 appearances on the station, which was also its home from 1961 to 1975. Veteran announcers Pat Foley and Eddie Olczyk will provide the coverage on each Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV local broadcast, all of which can be seen in high definition.
In addition to airing locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Blackhawks home games on Nov. 5 (vs. Pittsburgh), Feb. 19 (vs. Detroit) and April 1 (vs. Minnesota) will also be broadcast nationally on NBC, increasing the Blackhawks’ total national television appearances to 14.