As the defending Stanley Cup champions and arguably the biggest television draw in the NHL, the Blackhawks will play a lot of games on national television in the U.S. during the 2015-16 season. On Monday afternoon, the league released the details of their national television schedule and the Hawks are prominently featured.
Included in the schedule are the home opener against the Rangers on Oct. 7, before which another banner will be raised at the United Center. The Stadium Series game in Minnesota against the Wild on Feb. 21 is also on the list. The final nationally televised game on the Hawks’ calendar is Boston’s lone trip to Chicago on April 3.
Oddly, the only Original Six team Chicago won’t face for a national audience is Toronto.