The Blackhawks announced Wednesday their local television schedule for the 2016-17 season, and CSN will pick up 51 regular-season games and three preseason games.
CSN will also provide in-depth pre- and post-game coverage with Blackhawks Pregame Live and Blackhawks Postgame Live immediately following each contest.
The Blackhawks visit the Nashville Predators on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. to kick off CSN's coverage for the season.
Here are several other CSN matchups to circle on your calendar:
- Sunday, Nov. 6 vs. Dallas: The Blackhawks will welcome the reigning Central Division champion Stars to the United Center for the first time this season. Thirty-one goals were scored in five matchups between the two last season.
- Monday, Nov. 21 at Edmonton: The Blackhawks will get their first look at 2015 No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid, who was injured during all three contests against Chicago last year, and will also do so in the Oilers' new stadium, Rogers Place.
- Saturday, Dec. 17 at St. Louis: In a rematch of their first-round matchup in the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs, where the Blues prevailed in seven games, the two divisional foes will rekindle their rivalry in St. Louis.
- Friday, Jan. 6 vs. Carolina: Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen will return to Chicago for the first time since being traded to the Hurricanes over the offseason due to salary cap restraints.
- Tuesday, Jan. 24 vs. Tampa Bay: The Lightning will return to the United Center, where they saw the Blackhawks hoist their third Stanley Cup since 2010 after falling in six games.
- Tuesday, March 14 at Montreal: The Blackhawks will visit Andrew Shaw, who was traded to the Canadiens in the offseason, in his new home for a late-season showdown against Montreal.
In addition to the 51 games carried by CSN, NBC and NBCSN will nationally televise 11 Blackhawks games this season, all of which will be available via live stream:
- Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. St. Louis at 7 p.m. on NBCSN
- Wednesday, Nov. 9 at St. Louis at 7 p.m. on NBCSN
- Monday, Jan. 2 at St. Louis at 12 p.m. on NBC (2017 Winter Classic at Busch Stadium)
- Sunday, Jan. 15 vs. Minnesota at 6 p.m. on NBCSN
- Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Minnesota at 7 p.m. on NBCSN
- Sunday, Feb. 19 at Buffalo at 5 p.m. on NBCSN
- Sunday, Feb. 26 vs. St. Louis at 6:30 p.m. on NBCSN
- Wednesday, March 1 vs. Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. on NBCSN
- Sunday, March 12 vs. Minnesota at 6 p.m. on NBCSN
- Wednesday, March 29 at Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. on NBCSN
- Sunday, April 2 vs. Boston at 11:30 a.m. on NBC