The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the broadcast information for the team’s upcoming Western Conference Final series vs. the Los Angeles Kings, which begins on Saturday, June 1 at the United Center.
All seven games of the series can be heard nationwide at wgnradio.com, the WGN Radio apps for Apple and Android devices, iHeartRadio.com or TuneIn.
Games 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 can be heard locally in Chicago on 720 WGN, with FM 97.9 also picking up coverage for Games 1, 5 and 6. Game 3 will be broadcast exclusively on FM 97.9 in Chicago.
NBC Sports Network will broadcast Games 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 across the United States, while Game 5 can be seen nationally on NBC.
*Home games in bold.
|Game ||Date ||Time (CT) ||Venue ||Radio ||Television |
|Game 1 ||Sat., June 1 |
|4 p.m. ||United Center ||720 WGN**/FM 97.9 |
|Game 2 ||Sun., June 2 |
|7 p.m. ||United Center ||720 WGN |
|Game 3 ||Tue., June 4 ||8 p.m. ||Staples Center ||FM 97.9 ||NBCSN |
|Game 4 ||Thu., June 6 ||8 p.m. ||Staples Center ||720 WGN ||NBCSN |
|Game 5* ||Sat., June 8 |
|7 p.m. ||United Center ||720 WGN/FM 97.9 ||NBC |
|Game 6* ||Mon., June 10 ||8 p.m. ||Staples Center ||720 WGN***, FM 97.9 ||NBCSN |
|Game 7* ||Wed., June 12 |
|TBD ||United Center ||720 WGN ||NBCSN |
*Games 5, 6 and 7 are if necessary
** WGN will carry until the start of the Cubs game
***Joined in progress on WGN at the conclusion of the Cubs game
Chicago advanced to the third round by defeating the Detroit Red Wings in seven games in the conference semifinals. The fifth-seeded Kings topped the sixth-seeded San Jose Sharks in Game 7 to advance.
The Blackhawks finished the 2012-13 regular season with the NHL’s best record (36-7-5), marking the first time since 1990-91 that Chicago clinched the Presidents’ Trophy and fourth time in franchise history that the team has finished atop the league standings (1966-67, 1969-70, 1990-91). For the first time since 1992-97, Chicago has reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs for five consecutive seasons.
Chicago posted a 2-1-0 record against Los Angeles during the regular season. This marks just the second time that the Blackhawks and Kings will square off in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Chicago won the previous series, the 1974 quarterfinals, four games to one.