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NBC Sports Chicago to carry live coverage of the 11th annual Blackhawks Convention

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NBC Sports Chicago to carry live coverage of the 11th annual Blackhawks Convention

5:00 PM CT -- LIVE Blackhawks Convention “Opening Ceremonies” coverage - hosted by Pat Boyle & David Kaplan!

6:00 PM CT -- Special Blackhawks Convention edition of “SportsTalk Live” - hosted by David Kaplan featuring special Blackhawks guests!

NBC Sports Chicago live stream available on NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app

Complete Blackhawks Convention coverage throughout the weekend on NBCSportsChicago.com’s ‘BlackhawksTalk’ section to be provided by
Pat Boyle & Blackhawks beat reporter Michelle McMahon, including additional player/coaches/front office interviews, along with panel discussion highlights and much more!

Social media highlights on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to feature the latest Convention news, live streaming segments,
NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks Convention booth info and special #AuthenticFan experience details!  


Chicago, IL (July 24, 2018) – NBC Sports Chicago – THE home of the #AuthenticFan – is ready to start up the 2018-19 NHL season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage and expanded weekend-long, multi-platform reports from the sold out 11th annual Blackhawks Convention, which will be held downtown this weekend (July 27-29) at the Hilton Chicago.

On Friday, July 27 beginning at 5:00 PM CT, featuring hosts Pat Boyle (@BoyleNBCS) & David Kaplan (@thekapman), NBC Sports Chicago will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the convention’s Opening Ceremonies featuring introductions of Blackhawks players/coaches/alumni/front office executives, the singing of the National Anthem, exciting video montages, plus – a special live interview with a Blackhawks player immediately following the Opening Ceremonies and much more! (NOTES: NBC Sports Chicago’s coverage of the Opening Ceremonies will also be carried on “Facebook Live” Facebook.com/NBCSChicago and on NBCSportsChicago.com…NBC Sports Chicago will re-air the Convention’s Opening Ceremonies later in the evening at 11:00 PM.) 

At 6:00 PM on Friday night, Blackhawks Convention coverage continues on NBC Sports Chicago with a live remote edition of SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado featuring host David Kaplan, along with a panel of Blackhawks experts and special guest interviews.  PLEASE NOTE: Live stream of the Opening Ceremonies coverage and SportsTalk Live will also be available at NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers. 

Throughout the weekend, fans can look forward to even more comprehensive Blackhawks Convention coverage on NBCSportsChicago.com’s BlackhawksTalk section (NBCSportsChicago.com/Blackhawks) featuring additional players/coaches/front office executive interviews, feature stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more to be provided via Pat Boyle, NBC Sports Chicago’s Blackhawks beat reporter Michelle McMahon (@Meesh_McMahon), along the NBC Sports Chicago’s team of behind-the-scenes Blackhawks experts (@NBCSBlackhawks).  

From a social media standpoint, NBC Sports Chicago will also deliver a number of additional on-site Facebook Live (Facebook.com/NBCSChicago) interviews and special segments throughout the weekend, along with Blackhawks Convention “Sights & Sounds” highlights provided via Snapchat (‘nbcschicago’), along with additional coverage/photos/quick video offerings from ‘NBCSChicago’ through Instagram and Instagram Stories.  Plus, fans can also get interactive with NBC Sports Chicago’s “Blackhawks Convention” coverage throughout the weekend by utilizing the social media hashtag #AuthenticFan.

Fans can also look forward to upcoming Convention-specific “Blackhawks Talk PODCASTs” presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers featuring the hottest Blackhawks Convention topics and special guest interviews.  Fans can download all of NBC Sports Chicago’s podcasts at NBCSportsChicago.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

In addition, Blackhawks Convention attendees are urged to stop by NBC Sports Chicago’s #AuthenticFan booth for their chance to win a number of special #AuthenticFan Blackhawks-themed giveaways including pennants, sunglasses, magnets, water bottles and much more (while supplies last).  #AuthenticFan cheer cards will also be given out to fans in advance of the Opening Ceremonies.  Attendees are also urged to utilize the social media hashtag #AuthenticFan throughout the weekend as a number of lucky fans will be “authentically surprised” with special Blackhawks giveaways and experiences. NBC Sports Chicago’s dedicated Blackhawks Twitter handle (@NBCSBlackhawks) will also provide fans with up-to-the-minute NBC Sports Chicago #AuthenticFan booth activities throughout the weekend.

Ottawa Senators announce five more members test positive for COVID-19

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Ottawa Senators announce five more members test positive for COVID-19

It has been announced five more members of the Ottawa Senators have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the organization’s total confirmed cases to six. The Senators were the first team in the NHL to have a confirmed case, which had been reported on March 17. On April 1, it had been announced that all six members of the Senators have since recovered from COVID-19.

This news comes on the heels of TSN color analyst Gord Wilson testing positive for COVID-19 last week. On March 26 it was announced a player for the Colorado Avalanche had tested positive for COVID-19 as well. The identities of the Senators members and Avalanche player with COVID-19 are currently anonymous. 

The Blackhawks were scheduled to host the Senators on the day after the league halted the season. The Senators were coming off a three-game road trip in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles.

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2010 Hawks Rewind: 3 things we noticed in Blackhawks' Game 6 win over Canucks

2010 Hawks Rewind: 3 things we noticed in Blackhawks' Game 6 win over Canucks

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the 2010 Stanley Cup team, NBC Sports Chicago is re-airing each of the Blackhawks' 16 postseason wins from the run that ended a 49-year championship drought. You can join the conversation using #HawksRewind on social media.

After failing to close out the series at home in Game 5, the Blackhawks took care of business in Vancouver by eliminating the Canucks following a 5-1 win in Game 6 to advance to the Western Conference Final for the second straight season. Here are three things we noticed in the win:

1. Contributions all around

The 2010 Blackhawks had ridiculous depth. And they flexed their muscles in Game 6 after three of the four lines contributed on the scoresheet. 

Five different Blackhawks scored in the win (Troy Brouwer, Dave Bolland, Dustin Byfuglien, Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg) and three others recorded an assist (Brian Campbell, Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp). Byfuglien and Kane each had multi-point outings.

2. Dave Bolland ices the game

After a scoreless first period, the Blackhawks scored two goals in a 36-second span in the opening minutes of the second period to take a 2-0 lead. The next goal was going to be a crucial one as the game went on.

With 1:03 left in the period, the Canucks were awarded a power play. It was a prime opportunity to get themselves back in the game and generate momentum. But that did not happen thanks to The Rat.

Bolland, who was a pest all series long, disrupted Pavol Demitra's pass at the point, caught the puck in his hand, dropped it on the ice, fought off Demitra twice and snuck a shot past Robert Luongo to put the Blackhawks up 3-0.

The Canucks never recovered.

3. Containing the Sedin twins

Big-time players make big-time plays in the biggest moments. The Blackhawks are a perfect example of that. Can you think of a better big-game player than Patrick Kane? Jonathan Toews? Duncan Keith? The core together?

The Canucks, at home, had the advantage of drawing favorable defensive matchups. But Henrik and Daniel Sedin went up against Bolland's line, which contained both of them.

At even strength, the Sedins had 15 shot attempts for and six against and seven scoring chances for and four against, according to Natural Stat Trick. But they gave up two goals and scored zero.

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