The Chicago Blackhawks' six-game series win over the Boston Bruins was the most-watched Stanley Cup Final on record. Now that the 2013-14 season is set to begin, NBCSN is returning with a full slate of games and additional programming.
The season kicks off Oct. 1 when the Blackhawks host the Washington Capitals. NBCSN will be there, and Mike "Doc" Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire will assume their customary duties of calling the game. In addition, Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Mike Milbury will be back on NHL Live, the cable channel's signature pregame and postgame show.
"The Washington Capitals, oddly enough, will be in Chicago on Saturday evening for their last exhibition game to take on the Blackhawks, so they'll get a pretty good look at each other. They'll have everything ready to go for Tuesday" Olczyk said in a conference call. "How many times do you get stars front and center on opening night like Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith. And then have the banner raising to celebrate what happened last year. You couldn't ask for a better way to start the season."