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Blackhawks announce 2016-17 local television schedule

by Chicago Blackhawks / Chicago Blackhawks

In conjunction with official television broadcasting partners Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV Channel 9, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced the 2016-17 regular-season local television schedule. Locally, 71 Blackhawks games will air on Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV. The 11 remaining games will be broadcast exclusively on NBC (including NBC and NBCSN).

Chicago’s 12th consecutive campaign on Comcast SportsNet features 51 contests, beginning with the team’s first road game on Friday, Oct. 14, at Nashville at 7:00 p.m. CT. “Blackhawks Pregame Live” will air prior to every game on Comcast SportsNet, with “Blackhawks Postgame Live” immediately following each contest.

The Blackhawks’ ninth consecutive season on WGN-TV launches on Saturday, Oct. 15, when the team hosts the Nashville Predators at the United Center at 7:30 p.m. Chicago makes 20 appearances on the station, which was also its home from 1961 to 1975. Pat Foley (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will provide the coverage on both Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV broadcasts, all of which can be seen in high definition.

Every regular-season game in 2016-17 can also be heard on the radio home of the Blackhawks, WGN Radio AM-720, with John Wiedeman (play-by-play) and Troy Murray (analyst) calling the action.

In addition to regular season coverage, all six of Chicago’s preseason contests will be carried on television for the second straight year. Three Blackhawks preseason games will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet (Oct. 1 vs. St. Louis, Oct. 4 vs. Detroit and Oct. 8 at St. Louis), in addition to two games (Sept. 28 vs. Pittsburgh and Oct. 2 at Detroit) on Comcast SportsNet Plus and one contest on WGN-TV (Sept. 30 at Pittsburgh). WGN Radio AM-720 will air all six of the team’s preseason tilts. The preseason matchups can be also heard on wgnradio.com/listen or on mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Droid. For more information log on to wgnradio.com/mobile.

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