With Blackhawks Convention 2014 officially over, the dog days of summer are upon hockey fans. The Blackhawks broke up the early monotony of the off-season on Tuesday, releasing their national television schedule for the 2014-15 regular season.
The Blackhawks will have a quarter of their season broadcasted nation-wide, including 11 games exclusively on NBC/NBCSN. Another nine non-exclusive games will also be broadcasted on the channel.
The first nationally televised game of the season will be less than two weeks into the regular season, a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final when the Blackhawks host the Philadelphia Flyers.
Out of a total 20 games, nine will be against Eastern Conference opponents, while seven of their games against Western Conference teams will be Central Division battles.
The St. Louis Blues will battle the Blackhawks 3 times on national TV, with the first date coming on December 3rd.
The Blackhawks only have two nationally televised games before New Years Day, when they take to the Winter Classic match-up against the Washington Capitals.
Here is the entire schedule, courtesy of blackhawks.nhl.com:
|Tuesday||Oct. 21||vs. Philadelphia||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wednesday||Dec. 3||vs. St. Louis||7 p.m.||NBCSN*|
|Thursday||Jan. 1||at Washington||12 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday||Jan. 4||vs. Dallas||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sunday||Jan. 11||vs. Minnesota||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wednesday||Jan. 21||at Pittsburgh||7 p.m.||NBCSN*|
|Wednesday||Jan. 28||at Los Angeles||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tuesday||Feb. 3||at Minnesota||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sunday||Feb. 8||at St. Louis||11:30 a.m.||NBC*|
|Monday||Feb. 9||vs. Arizona||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sunday||Feb. 15||vs. Pittsburgh||11:30 a.m.||NBC*|
|Wednesday||Feb. 18||vs. Detroit||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN*|
|Sunday||Feb. 22||vs. Boston||11:30 a.m./2 p.m.||NBC*|
|Sunday||March 8||vs. New York Rangers||11:30 a.m./6:30 p.m.||NBC/NBCSN*|
|Wednesday||March 18||at New York Rangers||7 p.m.||NBCSN*|
|Wednesday||March 25||at Philadelphia||7 p.m.||NBCSN*|
|Monday||March 30||vs. Los Angeles||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sunday||April 5||vs. St. Louis||11:30 a.m./6:30 p.m.||NBC/NBCSN*|
|Tuesday||April 7||vs. Minnesota||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thursday||April 9||at St. Louis||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
* Denotes a NBC/NBCSN Exclusive window.
The Blackhawks have yet to announce their local television schedule on WGN-TV and CSN Chicago.
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