We have come to the end of the road on Comcast SportsNets High School Lites for the 2011-12 season. We have brought you highlights of close to 400 basketball and football games since August (393 to be exact), along with numerous interviews and features.
We will head to the United Center for our final two games of the season. Check out highlights and postgame reaction from the Illinois State High School Hockey Championships, presented by Hinckley Springs. In the 4:00 p.m. girls championship, New Trier takes on Lake Forest while St. Viator battles St. Rita in the boys varsity title game. The puck drop on that one is set for 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on Comcast SportsNet. Judd Sirott and Steve Konroyd will call the action while Chris Boden handles in-game interviews on the ice.
Be sure to tune in for the latest episode of Drive: The Simeon Wolverines, presented by Greater Than. Jabari Parker and company were the wire-to-wire No. 1 prep basketball team in Chicagoland. Our cameras went behind the scenes with Simeon in Peoria and well show you how the students celebrated at the school this week.
In our Muscle Milk Team of the Week segment, we head out to Hoffman Estates to profile the Conant Cougars softball team. This northwest suburban school has been a softball powerhouse of late, and this years team features two sisters who could take the team deep into spring postseason action.
As always, we will also take a drive down Memory Lane in our Flashback segment, and we will also take a look back at the top plays of the basketball season.
And just think: were only months away from football season starting again! Comcast SportsNet will be back with high school gridiron action in August.
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Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Ben Pope join Leila on the panel.
0:00- The Blackhawks return home after two weeks on the road. Did they return to Chicago as trade deadline sellers? And what are the chances both goalies could be dealt by Monday?
12:00- Pat Boyle joins the panel. He gives his thoughts on the Blackhawks trade deadline plans.
14:30- David Ross says the Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo could hit 1-2 in the Cubs lineup in 2020. Will that solve their leadoff woes?
19:00- The Astros controversy just won't go away. The panel discusses.
21:00- The NFL reportedly wants to expand the playoffs to 14 teams and go to a 17 game regular season. Is this a good idea?
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The Blackhawks lost 6-3 to the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Here are five takeaways:
Brutal third period
After going 1-4-0 on their recent road trip, the Hawks needed a solid game to defeat the Rangers, who were in the same desperate spot they were - eight points out of the second wild card spot.
The start and resolve were there for Chicago until the third period, when after being tied 1-1, they were outscored 5-2.
Duncan Keith became the seventh player in Hawks history to record 500 assists and just the second defenseman to do so. Doug Wilson had 554.
Keith had the primary assist on Dominik Kubalik's goal at 2:29 of the second period, which tied it 1-1.
Kane keeps climbing
Patrick Kane grabbed the secondary assist on Kubalik's second period goal, tying him with Pat LaFontaine for 86th on the NHL's all-time points list with 1,013.
Strome vs. Strome
Brothers Dylan Stome (Blackhawks center) and Ryan Strome (Rangers center) faced off on Wednesday night... Literally. The brothers took the opening faceoff against each other with Dylan winning the draw for Chicago.
Ryan later scored on a Rangers power play at 4:01 of the third period to make it 3-1 for the Rangers.
Man of Bread
Former Hawk Artemi Panarin scored at 9:41 of the third period, making it 5-2 in favor of New York.
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