The NHL Network U.S. will broadcast Saturday's Chicago at Phoenix game, joining in progress immediately following the conclusion of Montreal at Toronto. Both telecasts are available in HD.
The Blackhawks (45-19-6) and Coyotes (44-22-5) are in a battle for first overall in the Western Conference with San Jose and Vancouver. The four teams are currently separated by three points. In the race for the Pacific Division title, Phoenix is three points behind San Jose.
Phoenix Coyotes President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss announced Thursday that the game against Chicago at Jobing.com Arena is sold out. In addition, the arena doors will open at 4:30 p.m. local time, thirty minutes earlier than normal, to accommodate the fans. The game begins at 6 p.m.
Phoenix, which set a franchise record with its 44th win of the season on Thursday, is attempting to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2001-02.
This game is among the highlights of NHL Network's free preview week in the U.S., running March 20-27. With participating networks of the free preview including Comcast, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Cox and RCN Cable, NHL Network will be available in 60 million homes across the country. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings for details. This free preview is subject to participation cable or satellite providers.