In conjunction with the National Hockey League and NBC, the Chicago Blackhawks announced today that their February 20 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center will be televised nationally on NBC as part of “Hockey Day In America.” To accommodate the broadcast, the game time has been moved up to 2:30 P.M. (CT), from 3:00 P.M., as previously scheduled.
The game will mark the only meeting of the 2010-11 regular-season between the last two organizations to capture the Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh’s last regular-season visit to the United Center came on February 27, 2009.
The NHL and NBC Sports will celebrate America’s passion for hockey with the inaugural “Hockey Day in America” on Sunday, February 20. With six hours of coverage beginning at 11:00 A.M. (CT) hosted from Millennium Park’s outdoor ice rink in Chicago, NBC Sports will tell the stories that demonstrate the country’s affinity for hockey.
February 20 will be Chicago’s second national broadcast on NBC this season. The Blackhawks faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers in a Stanley Cup Final rematch in the 2011 debut of the network’s Game Of The Week series on January 23.
The Blackhawks will meet the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Wednesday, February 9 at 8:00 P.M. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and heard on 720 WGN.