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CSN to air at least 10 Fire games for 2011 season

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CSN to air at least 10 Fire games for 2011 season

Thursday, March 10, 2011Posted: 1:00 p.m.

CSNChicago.com

The Chicago Fire announced on Thursday that Comcast SportsNet will return as an official broadcast partner of the Fire for the 2011 season. CSN will broadcast a minimum of 10 games, with six games still to be decided. An additional 8 games will be broadcast by WPWR My50 Chicago.

Comcast SportsNet and WPWR My50 Chicago have been tremendous broadcast partners for the Fire and we are happy to return to their airwaves for another season, said Fire President Julian Posada. CSN and My50 provide extensive coverage to the Fires MLS schedule and are an integral part in the growth and promotion of our club throughout the Chicagoland area.

CSN will kick off it's coverage of the Chicago fire season on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. when the Fire take on MLS Cup runners-up FC Dallas in Frisco, Texas.

In addition, CSNChicago.com will provide around-the-clock Fire coverage, including game video and highlights.

Were very pleased to bring back Chicago Fire soccer action to our viewers this season, said Greg Bowman, Vice President of Programming for Comcast SportsNet Chicago. With every game being presented in HD, along with numerous games being followed by a post-game show, Fire fans will have plenty to look forward to this MLS season starting March 19th.

Date
Opponent
Time (CT)
TV
319Dallas
7:30CSN
326Kansas City
3:00MY50TELEFUTURA49Seattle3:00CSN
414Portland10:00ESPN2417LA Galaxy
3:00TELEFUTURA423Houston7:30CSN430Colorado8:00MY5057Vancouver7:30CSN514Toronto
6:00CSNTSN2(CANADA)521Philadelphia7:00GALAVISION
528San Jose
7:30CSN64Seattle7:30CSN69Kansas City
9:00ESPN2612Columbus3:00MY50618New England
6:30CSN622Real Salt Lake
7:30MY50626New York
1:00ESPN72Chivas9:00GALAVISION79LA Galaxy
9:30FSC716Portland7:30CSN83Philadelphia8:00MY5087Vancouver6:00GALAVISION813New York
6:30MY50818DC8:00ESPN2821Toronto6:00CSN827Colorado7:30MY50910San Jose
9:30TBA917Chivas3:00TBATELEFUTURA925New England
3:00MY50928Real Salt Lake
8:00TBA101Houston3:00TELEFUTURA1012Dallas7:30TBA1015DC6:30TBA1022Columbus7:30TBA

Three Things to Watch: Bulls-76ers

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NBC Sports Chicago

Three Things to Watch: Bulls-76ers

The Bulls square off against the Sixers tonight on NBC Sports Chicago, with coverage beginning at 6:30 with Bulls Pregame Live. Here are three things to watch as the Bulls begin the stretch run of their regular season.

1. The new rotation: Most of the Bulls’ rotation looks the same, but the addition of David Nwaba, Cristiano Felicio and Cameron Payne will have a different feel. The Bulls clearly want to get a look at these guys before the end of the regular season, meaning they’re not just going to get sporadic minutes. They’ll have to play through their mistakes, play out-matched at times and be put in uncomfortable situations. But the Bulls need to see what they have, especially in Payne, who has missed the entire season to this point with a broken foot.

2. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons: They’re quite the 1-2 punch and have the Sixers looking at their first playoff appearance since Derrick Rose hadn’t yet torn an ACL. Yeah, that’s a long time. Embiid just finished his first All-Star appearance (starting in his second year) and Simmons is the front runner for Rookie of the Year. The Bulls will have their hands full with these two. Luckily…

3. Kris Dunn is back: The Bulls wanted to get Dunn some run before heading to All-Star Weekend to play in the Rising Stars Challenge, and he looked healthy in that thumping against the Raptors last week. The good news is John Paxson says Dunn won’t be on a minutes limit, which means he’s healthy. That, of course, is more important than how he’s playing. It’ll be fun to see him, LaVine and Markkanen play together down the stretch. Their numbers together aren’t great, but the Bulls are 2-2 with all three in the lineup, and tanking or not…it’s more fun to watch when those three are rolling. 

Blackhawks edge out Senators in shootout: 'It was really nice to get a win'

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AP

Blackhawks edge out Senators in shootout: 'It was really nice to get a win'

It was a rare sight to see the Blackhawks in a shootout on Wednesday night.

It was just the second time this season — and first time at the United Center — that the Blackhawks made it past 3-on-3 overtime. 

The last came on Dec. 2, 2017, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Stars in Dallas. On Wednesday night, the Blackhawks were on the other end, beating the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in a seven-round shootout. Nick Schmaltz netted the game-winner.

"We'll take it," coach Joel Quenneville said. "I thought we had a decent game tonight. Overtime not so good, I liked the shootout victory, Fors made some big saves for us particularly as the game got deeper. Our third was OK, I thought our first two were way better, and overtime we gave up some high quality, some bells were rings for a bit there. But it was nice to see the shootout win."

Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, recording another multi-point game, his 16th of the season.

"I mean we need every point we can get at this point," Kane said. "There's still belief in this locker room. Obviously we need to go on quite a run and have a big record here down the stretch. But take it a game at a time and nice to get two points."

Anton Forsberg was a big reason the Blackhawks even recorded those two points. The 25-year-old netminder stopped 34 of 36 shots and made a handful of big saves down the stretch.

"It was really nice to get a win for sure," Forsberg said. "I would love to have a lot more wins, but right now just gotta look forward and get as many wins as possible."

Added Quenneville: "I think it was good for him to win a game the way he did. Lot of shots were on the line, as we progressed, got deeper, hitting the point first was big for him and for us and then finding a way to get the extra one was a good win."