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Special Coverage For Friday's Game

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks

Comcast SportsNet is planning a big night of special coverage for its Blackhawks home game telecast against the St. Louis Blues this Friday. Face-off is set for 7:30 PM featuring Comcast SportsNet's Blackhawks announcing tandem of Dan Kelly and Eddie Olczyk followed by a complete post-game wrap-up on Verizon Wireless Blackhawks Post Game Live.

Among the numerous highlights for this home game from the United Center include:

- Game produced in full High-Definition format (1080i, 5.1 Dolby)
- IPA Blackhawks Pre-Game Live and Verizon Wireless Blackhawks Post Game Live presented in 16x9 widescreen format (both shows are hosted by Jim Blaney and Steve Konroyd)
- Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook to wear wireless microphone throughout the game
- Live, United Center feed of Blackhawks introduction video "Hit the Ice"
- On-ice interview with LW Tuomo Ruutu right before first puck drop
- SportsNite's Mitch Robinson and Josh Mora will be on-site before and during the game to capture the fan experience from the United Center's "Budweiser Select Brew Pub & Carvery" and the "Chicago Stadium Club"
- Eddie Olczyk will handle "telestrator" duties to illustrate key plays throughout the game
- Intermission interviews with Blackhawks players
- Interview with Blackhawks organist Frank Pellico from his 3rd balcony location
- IPA Blackhawks Pre-Game Live also includes a "Cooking with the Blackhawks" feature with Jim Vandermeer and Brent Seabrook, along with a feature on Martin Lapointe's experience getting fitted with a wireless microphone that he wore for Comcast SportsNet's first Blackhawks home telecast last month

Immediately following the game, Blaney and Konroyd return for Verizon Wireless Blackhawks Post Game Live. Among the highlights will be head coach Trent Yawney's post-game press conference, locker room interviews with Blackhawks players, and a talk back session with Eddie Olczyk, along with a complete game analysis.

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