In conjunction with exclusive television broadcasting partner NBC Sports Chicago, exclusive radio partner WGN Radio AM-720 and NBC Sports, the National Hockey League's national TV rightsholder, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced its 2019-20 regular-season broadcast schedule.
NBC Sports Chicago will be the exclusive local television home for Blackhawks hockey featuring 70 games in 2019-20. Among NBC Sports Chicago's 70-game telecast schedule, a number of Blackhawks games will be airing on NBC Sports Chicago+; precise Plus dates will be announced at a later date. In addition, the Blackhawks will be featured nationally on exclusive NBCSN broadcasts a league-high 12 times and will also appear in two, non-exclusive nationally televised games-Nov. 5 at San Jose and Jan. 9 vs. Nashville-for a total of 14 national appearances.
NBC Sports Chicago will kick off the season with international flair, broadcasting the Blackhawks regular-season opener game from Prague, Czech Republic on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. CT against the Philadelphia Flyers, as a part of the NHL Global Series. "Blackhawks Pregame Live" will air prior to every game on NBC Sports Chicago, with "Blackhawks Postgame Live" immediately following each contest. In addition - for the first time ever - every Blackhawks game will be live streamed. Blackhawks telecasts airing on NBC Sports Chicago will be made available to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers via NBCSportsChicago.com and "MyTeams by NBC Sports" app, while nationally-televised games airing on NBC or NBCSN can be live streamed at NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. As previously announced, six of Chicago's preseason games will air on NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Chicago+.
Every regular-season game in 2019-20 can also be heard on the radio home of the Blackhawks, WGN Radio AM-720. All games can also be heard on wgnradio.com/listen or on mobile devices through the WGN Radio app. For more information, long on to wgnradio.com/mobile.
Pat Foley (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (primary analyst) and Steve Konroyd (secondary analyst) will provide the on-air coverage for the Blackhawks on NBC Sports Chicago, while John Wiedeman (play-by-play) and Troy Murray (analyst) call the action on WGN Radio AM-720.
In conjunction with the release of the NHL's national broadcast schedule, the Blackhawks also announced four game time changes from the initial schedule announcement in June. The Nov. 3 game at Anaheim will now start at 5:30 p.m. CT, the Nov. 5 game at San Jose will now start at 9 p.m. CT, Nov. 26 home game vs. Dallas will now start at 7 p.m. CT and the March 8 home game vs. St. Louis will now start at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Blackhawks National TV Schedule
|Wed., Nov. 13 ||at VGK ||9 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Tue., Nov. 26 ||vs. DAL ||7 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Wed., Dec. 18 ||vs. COL ||7 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Sun., Jan. 5 ||vs. DET ||6:30 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Tue., Feb. 4 ||at MIN ||7 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Wed., Feb. 5 ||vs. BOS ||7 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Wed., Feb. 19 ||vs. NYR ||7 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Tue., Feb. 25 ||at STL ||7 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Sun., March 8 ||vs. STL ||6:30 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Wed., March 11 ||vs. SJ ||7 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Sun., March 22 ||vs. NSH ||6 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Wed., March 25 ||vs. PIT ||7 p.m. ||NBCSN |
|Date ||Opponent ||Time (CT) ||TV |
All 70 remaining Chicago Blackhawks games will air locally on the exclusive local television home for Blackhawks hockey, NBC Sports Chicago or NBC Sports Chicago+.