NBC Sports Chicago and the Chicago Blackhawks announced the team's broadcast schedule for the 2019-20 season on Tuesday.
NBC Sports Chicago will be the exclusive broadcast holder for 70 Blackhawks games this season, with a number of games appearing on NBC Sports Chicago+. Games appearing on the Plus channel will be announced at a later date, in conjunction with the 2019-20 Chicago Bulls broadcast schedule.
NBC Sports Chicago will kick things off with the Blackhawks' regular season opener on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. against the Philadelphia Flyers in Prague, Czech Republic. The Blackhawks' home opener will then follow on Oct. 4 against the San Jose Sharks, also airing on NBC Sports Chicago.
The Blackhawks will also appear on NBCSN a league-high 12 times in 2019-20, as well as two additional (non-exclusive) NBCSN games, bringing the total to 14. The first NBCSN game is Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. CT against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Blackhawks Pregame Live will air ahead of every NBC Sports Chicago broadcast, with Blackhawks Postgame Live immediately following. And, for the first time ever, all 82 Blackhawks games will be live-streamed; the 70 games will be available to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers on NBCSportsChicago.com and the MyTeams app, while the 12 NBCSN games can be live streamed at NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app.
Six of the Blackhawks' preseason games will air on NBC Sports Chicago/NBC Sports Chicago+, as previously announced.
Blackhawks National TV Schedule (home games in bold)
|Nov. 13||at Vegas Golden Knights||9 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|Nov. 26||vs. Dallas Stars||7 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|Dec. 18||vs. Colorado Avalanche||7 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|Jan. 5||vs. Detroit Red Wings||6:30 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|Feb. 4||at Minnesota Wild||7 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|Feb. 5||vs. Boston Bruins||7 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|Feb. 19||vs. New York Rangers||7 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|Feb. 25||at St. Louis Blues||7 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|March 8||vs. St. Louis Blues||6:30 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|March 11||vs. San Jose Sharks||7 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|March 22||vs. Nashville Predators||6 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
|March 25||vs. Pittsburgh Penguins||7 p.m. CT||NBCSN|