On Tuesday, the NHL and NBC Sports Group announced the broadcast plans for the 2014-15 season. And, as expected, the Chicago Blackhawks will be prominently featured.
Here’s the complete schedule of the league-leading 20 national television appearances for the 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks:
|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|
*NBC/NBCSN Exclusive window
NBC will present the 2015 NHL Winter Classic from Washington, D.C., between the Blackhawks and Capitals on January 1 at noon CT.
The Blackhawks vs. Blues will appear four times on NBC and NBCSN, tied for the most featured match-up in the league.
During the league’s featured Wednesday Night Rivalry games on NBC Sports Network, the Hawks will be featured five times:
- December 3 – St. Louis @ Chicago
- January 21 – Chicago @ Pittsburgh
- February 18 – Detroit @ Chicago
- March 18 – Chicago @ NY Rangers
- March 25 – Chicago @ Philadelphia
Also, the Blackhawks will play in one of the secondary games following the Wednesday Night Rivalry game on NBCSN.
- January 28 – Chicago @ Los Angeles
The NHL and NBC Sports Group will utilize flex scheduling on Sunday afternoons; at least 13 days prior to the scheduled games, the NHL and NBC Sports will announce which game will air.
NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product will stream all 2014-15 NHL regular season games televised on NBC and NBCSN. The complete list of those games can be viewed here.