In conjunction with official television broadcasting partners NBC Sports Chicago -- which will make its official name change from CSN Chicago on October 2 -- and WGN-TV Channel 9, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced its 2017-18 regular-season local television schedule. Locally, 70 Blackhawks games will air on NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV. The 12 remaining games will be broadcast exclusively on NBC (including NBC and NBCSN). Click here for a PDF of the broadcast schedule.
Chicago's 13th consecutive campaign on NBC Sports Chicago features 50 contests, beginning with the team's season-opener on October 5 vs. Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. "Blackhawks Pregame Live" will air prior to every game on NBC Sports Chicago, with "Blackhawks Postgame Live" immediately following each contest. All NBC Sports Chicago games can also be streamed live online at CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports app.
The Blackhawks' 10th consecutive season on WGN-TV launches on Saturday, October 7 vs. Columbus 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), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Steve Konroyd (analyst) will provide the coverage on both NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV broadcasts, all of which can be seen in high definition.
Every regular-season game in 2017-18 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. All games 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.
All six of Chicago's preseason contests will be carried on television for the third straight year. One Blackhawks preseason game will be broadcast on CSN Chicago (September 30 vs. Boston), in addition to three games (September 19 at Columbus, September 23 vs. Columbus and September 28 at Detroit) on CSN Plus and two contests on WGN-TV (September 21 vs. Detroit and September 25 at Boston). WGN Radio AM-720 will air all six of the team's preseason tilts.