Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the NHL Western Conference finalist Chicago Blackhawks in HD, will provide viewers with a preview of the upcoming 2009-10 campaign with a half-hour special entitled, SportsNite: Blackhawks Season Preview, airing Monday, September 28 at 10:30 PM.
The season preview special, featuring a detailed look at the upcoming season and off-season developments, will be hosted by SportsNite anchors Pat Boyle and Mark Schanowski, along with Chris Boden who provides exclusive, one-on-one interviews with Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville and team captain Jonathan Toews. In addition, Luke Stuckmeyer interviews a number of Blackhawks players to find out how they spent their summer.
Comcast SportsNet’s regular season Blackhawks telecast schedule begins in a big way as the team faces the Florida Panthers in the highly-anticipated NHL Premiere Series live from Helsinki, Finland on Friday, October 2 at 11:00 AM and Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 AM.
From an online perspective, Comcast SportsNet’s newly-enhanced website, CSNChicago.com, delivers comprehensive 24/7 Blackhawks coverage all season long with a roster of columnists, talent blogs, live in-game scoreboard, fan message boards and online video features so fans on the go can stay on top of the latest Blackhawks news and developments wherever and whenever they occur.
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