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Red Wings at Blackhawks is NBC Sports' 'NHL Game of the Week' on Sunday, April 10

Thursday, 03.24.2011 / 6:14 PM / NHL on NBC Spotlight

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Red Wings at Blackhawks is NBC Sports' 'NHL Game of the Week' on Sunday, April 10
NEW YORK – The Sunday, April 10, Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks game has been flexed as NBC Sports' "NHL Game of the Week" and will be played at the United Center in Chicago at 12:30 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League and NBC Sports announced today.

The showdown between these longtime Original Six rivals comes on the final day of the 2010-11 regular season. With both clubs jockeying for position in the tight Western Conference standings, this game could impact the match-ups for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs that will be finalized hours later.

The Red Wings are currently first in the Central Division standings and second in the Western Conference with a record of 43-22-9 (95 pts). The Blackhawks are currently second in the Central Division standings and fifth in the Western Conference with a record of 40-25-8 (88 pts). These two clubs have competed against each other three times so far this season, with Chicago leading two wins over the Red Wings' one.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING

At least 13 days prior to the scheduled game, one game is selected for broadcast on NBC. All NBC games will be broadcast on Sundays and all games will be presented in HD. Games not flexed to NBC will be available to the teams' regional carriers and remain at the originally announced start time. The April 10 match-up was first announced on the Thursday, March 17, edition of "NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman" on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio airing from 6-7 p.m. ET. All subsequent flexed games will be announced on NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman.

Upcoming 2011 NBC Game of the Week Regular-Season Flexible Schedule

Apr. 3        NY RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA      12:30 p.m. ET
Apr. 10      DETROIT at CHICAGO                    12:30 p.m. ET

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