The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the broadcast information for the team’s upcoming Western Conference Semifinal series vs. the Detroit Red Wings, which begins on Wednesday, May 15 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.
Game 1 (May 15) and Game 2 (May 18) can both be heard in Chicago on FM 97.9. Game 3 (May 20) and Game 4 (May 23), as well as Game 7 (May 29) will all be broadcast on 720 WGN. Radio information for Game 5 (May 25) and Game 6 (May 27) will be announced at a later date.
NBC Sports Network will broadcast Game 1, Game 3 and Game 4 across the United States, while Game 2 can be seen nationally on NBC. U.S. television information for Games 5, 6 and 7 has yet to be determined. CBC will broadcast the entire series nationally throughout Canada.
*Home games in bold. Games 5, 6 and 7 are if necessary.
|Game ||Date ||Time (CT) ||Venue ||Radio ||Television |
|Game 1 ||Wed., May 15 ||7 p.m. ||United Center ||FM 97.9, wgnradio.com ||NBCSN, CBC |
|Game 2 ||Sat., May 18 ||12 p.m. ||United Center ||FM 97.9, wgnradio.com ||NBC, CBC |
|Game 3 ||Mon., May 20 ||6:30 p.m. ||Joe Louis Arena ||720 WGN, wgnradio.com ||NBCSN, CBC |
|Game 4 ||Thu., May 23 ||7 p.m. ||Joe Louis Arena ||720 WGN, wgnradio.com ||NBCSN, CBC |
|Game 5* ||Sat., May 25 ||TBD ||United Center ||TBD, wgnradio.com ||CBC, TBD |
|Game 6* ||Mon., May 27 ||TBD ||Joe Louis Arena ||TBD, wgnradio.com ||CBC, TBD |
|Game 7* ||Wed., May 29 ||TBD ||United Center ||720 WGN, wgnradio.com ||CBC, TBD |
Chicago advanced to the second round by defeating the Minnesota Wild in five games in the conference quarterfinals. The seventh-seeded Red Wings topped the second-seeded Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 to extend their season.
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 4-0-0 record against Detroit during the regular season, with three of the four games needing overtime or a shootout to decide a winner. This marks the 16th time that the Blackhawks and Red Wings will square off in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Chicago owns an 8-7 series advantage in the previous 15 meetings.