The Chicago Blackhawks and Comcast SportsNet have announced that four (4) additional home games have been added to the GAME ON!: The Home Series telecast schedule for the remainder of the 2007-08 season. The additional four games brings the total to 11 Blackhawks home games that Comcast SportsNet will televise this season.
The additional games added to the home telecast schedule will include the final four Wednesday night home games of the season beginning with March 5th when the Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks visit the United Center. The other Wednesday night games include March 12th versus the Carolina Hurricanes, March 19th versus Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, and April 2nd against the Central Division rival Detroit Red Wings.
“We want to continue the momentum that the Blackhawks have begun to generate in the marketplace,” said Blackhawks President John McDonough. “We have seen the surge in fan interest with the exciting team we have on the ice this season. We want to continue to give our fans an opportunity to be a part of that excitement.”
The series includes games against division foes the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames with perennial All-Star Jarome Iginla and visitors from the west coast including the Phoenix Coyotes and the San Jose Sharks. The remaining schedule is as follows:
Friday, November 30 7:30 p.m.vs. Phoenix Coyotes
Sunday, December 9 6:00 p.m.vs. Calgary Flames
Wednesday, December 26 7:30 p.m.vs. Nashville Predators
Sunday, January 6 6:00 p.m.vs. Detroit Red Wings
Wednesday, March 5 7:30 p.m.vs. Anaheim Ducks
Friday, March 7 7:30 p.m.vs. San Jose Sharks
Wednesday, March 12 7:30 p.m.vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Wednesday, March 19 7:30 p.m.vs. Washington Capitals
Sunday, March 23 2:00 p.m.vs. St. Louis Blues
Wednesday, April 2 7:30 p.m.vs. Detroit Red Wings
The 11 game home series will be presented by the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers.
“Comcast SportsNet is very excited to be delivering four additional home games to the Blackhawks GAME ON! series this season,” said James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago. “With the terrific presentation, solid feedback and advertiser support we received for our first home game telecast this season, we felt it was only natural to support this Blackhawks initiative by adding additional home games to our schedule to showcase the electric atmosphere of the United Center, along with presenting this thrilling young and talented hockey team in high-definition. With a big thanks to our advertising partner Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers, Chicago sports fans will get to enjoy even more great action from the United Center this season.”
Prior to each of the 11 home game telecasts, Comcast SportsNet will air “Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live” featuring live reports from the United Center. The games will be immediately followed by locker room interviews and head coach Denis Savard’s press conference on “Crown Royal Blackhawks Post Game Live.”
“Chevy is proud to bring the Blackhawks into the homes of the millions of fans throughout the Chicago area,” said Tom Gollinger, President of the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers Association and Dealer/Owner of Woodfield Chevrolet. “The Blackhawks are a great complement to the Chevy brand, matching our drive to succeed and exhibiting spirited performances every day on the ice.”
Viewers can find Comcast SportsNet on Comcast Cable and RCN channel 37, DIRECTV channel 640 and DISH Network channel 429. Comcast SportsNet is available in HD on Comcast Cable channel 200, RCN channel 540, Wide Open West (WOW) channel 220, DIRECTV channel 640-HD and DISH Network channel 379-HD. Viewers can visit www.comcastsportsnet.com for the exact channel location of Comcast SportsNet in their area.