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Blackhawks Launch 81st Season Oct. 10

Home Opener Set For Oct. 13 vs. Nashville

Thursday, 07.17.2008 / 12:07 PM / News
By Chicago Blackhawks Press Release
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Blackhawks Launch 81st Season Oct. 10
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the franchise’s 81st regular-season schedule, which begins when the team battles the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Oct. 10, at 6:00 P.M. CT. The squad opens its 41-game home slate at the United Center against the Nashville Predators on Monday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 P.M.

Twenty-five of the Blackhawks’ 41 home contests will be played on the weekend, which includes 14 on Sunday. Sixteen of Chicago’s final 23 games will be at the United Center, including 15 during March, the squad’s most in any month during the 2008-09 campaign. The Blackhawks will skate against the Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings six times, which includes the NHL Winter Classic 2009 at Wrigley Field on New Year’s Day.

Chicago will match up against each of its other Central Division rivals (Columbus Nashville, St. Louis) six times and their remaining 10 Western Conference foes four times apiece. Chicago’s schedule also features a Feb. 27 battle against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center along with at least one tilt, home or away, against each of the 14 other Eastern Conference clubs.

All 82 Chicago Blackhawks games this season will be televised in HD on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN-TV, the official television broadcasting partners of the Blackhawks. Pat Foley and Eddie Olczyk will provide the television coverage. Every game in 2008-09 can also be heard on the new radio home of the Blackhawks, WGN AM 720, with John Wiedeman and Troy Murray calling the action. The complete television broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

Full season ticket plans and partial season ticket plans are available now online at chicagoblackhawks.com or by calling (312) 455-7000. Preseason single game tickets are available now at ticketmaster.com, the United Center box office and by calling (312) 559-1212. Regular season single game tickets will go on sale at 10:00 A.M. CT on Monday, Aug. 11, via chicagoblackhawks.com, ticketmaster.com, the United Center box office or by calling (312) 559-1212.

2008-09 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT TIME
X-Tue., Sept. 23 COLUMBUS 7:30 P.M.
X-Fri., Sept. 26 MINNESOTA 7:30 P.M.
X-Sun., Sept. 28 DALLAS 6:00 P.M.
X-Mon., Sept. 29 at Columbus 6:00 P.M.
X-Tue., Sept. 30 at Minnesota 7:00 P.M.

X-Thu., Oct. 2 at Dallas 7:30 P.M.
X-Fri., Oct. 3 at Colorado 8:00 P.M.
X-Sun., Oct. 5 COLORADO 6:00 P.M.
Fri., Oct. 10 at NY Rangers 6:00 P.M.
Sat., Oct. 11 at Washington 6:00 P.M.
Mon., Oct. 13 NASHVILLE 7:30 P.M.
Wed., Oct. 15 PHOENIX 7:30 P.M.
Sat., Oct. 18 at St. Louis 7:30 P.M.
Sun., Oct. 19 VANCOUVER 6:00 P.M.
Wed., Oct. 22 EDMONTON 8:00 P.M.
Sat., Oct. 25 DETROIT 7:30 P.M.
Mon., Oct. 27 at Minnesota 7:00 P.M.
Fri., Oct. 31 DALLAS 7:30 P.M.

Sat., Nov. 1 at Columbus 6:00 P.M.
Mon., Nov. 3 COLORADO 7:30 P.M.
Sun., Nov. 9 CALGARY 6:00 P.M.
Wed., Nov. 12 BOSTON 7:30 P.M.
Fri., Nov. 14 ST. LOUIS 7:30 P.M.
Sun., Nov. 16 SAN JOSE 6:00 P.M.
Tue., Nov. 18 at Phoenix 9:00 P.M.
Thu., Nov. 20 at Dallas 7:30 P.M.
Sat., Nov. 22 at Toronto 6:00 P.M.
Wed., Nov. 26 at San Jose 9:30 P.M.
Fri, Nov. 28 at Anaheim 3:00 P.M.
Sat., Nov. 29 at Los Angeles 3:00 P.M.

Wed., Dec. 3 ANAHEIM 7:30 P.M.
Sat., Dec. 6 at Detroit 6:00 P.M.
Sun., Dec. 7 PHOENIX 6:00 P.M.
Wed., Dec. 10 OTTAWA 7:30 P.M.
Fri., Dec. 12 at Colorado 8:00 P.M.
Sun., Dec. 14 COLUMBUS 6:00 P.M.
Tue., Dec. 16 at Edmonton 8:00 P.M.
Fri., Dec. 19 at Calgary 8:00 P.M.
Sat., Dec. 20 at Vancouver 9:00 P.M.
Fri., Dec. 26 PHILADELPHIA 7:30 P.M.
Sun., Dec. 28 at Minnesota 5:00 P.M.
Tue., Dec. 30 at Detroit 6:30 P.M.

Thu., Jan. 1 DETROIT* 12:00 P.M.
Sun., Jan. 4 CALGARY 6:00 P.M.
Tue., Jan. 6 at Phoenix 9:00 P.M.
Thu., Jan. 8 at Colorado 8:00 P.M.
Sat., Jan. 10 at Nashville 7:00 P.M.
Sun., Jan. 11 NASHVILLE 6:00 P.M.
Wed., Jan. 14 BUFFALO 7:30 P.M.
Fri., Jan. 16 NY RANGERS 7:30 P.M.
Sat., Jan. 17 at St. Louis 7:30 P.M.
Mon., Jan. 19 MINNESOTA 7:00 P.M.
Wed., Jan. 21 ST. LOUIS 7:30 P.M.
Wed., Jan. 28 at Anaheim 9:00 P.M.
Thu., Jan. 29 at Los Angeles 9:30 P.M.
Sat., Jan. 31 at San Jose 9:30 P.M.

Tue., Feb. 3 at Edmonton 8:00 P.M.
Thu., Feb. 5 at Calgary 8:00 P.M.
Sat., Feb. 7 at Vancouver 9:00 P.M.
Wed., Feb. 11 at Atlanta 6:00 P.M.
Fri., Feb. 13 at St. Louis 7:30 P.M.
Sat., Feb. 14 DALLAS 7:30 P.M.
Tue., Feb. 17 at Tampa Bay 6:30 P.M.
Thu., Feb. 19 at Florida 6:30 P.M.
Sat., Feb. 21 at Dallas 2:00 P.M.
Sun., Feb. 22 MINNESOTA 6:00 P.M.
Tue., Feb. 24 at Nashville 7:00 P.M.
Fri., Feb. 27 PITTSBURGH 7:30 P.M.

Sun., Mar 1 LOS ANGELES 2:00 P.M.
Tue., Mar 3 ANAHEIM 7:30 P.M.
Sat., Mar 7 at Boston 12:00 P.M.
Sun., Mar 8 COLORADO 2:00 P.M.
Wed., Mar 11 CAROLINA 7:30 P.M.
Fri., Mar 13 COLUMBUS 7:30 P.M.
Sun., Mar 15 NY ISLANDERS 2:00 P.M.
Tue., Mar 17 at New Jersey 6:00 P.M.
Wed., Mar 18 at Columbus 6:00 P.M.
Fri., Mar 20 EDMONTON 7:30 P.M.
Sun., Mar 22 LOS ANGELES 2:00 P.M.
Wed., Mar 25 SAN JOSE 7:30 P.M.
Fri., Mar 27 NEW JERSEY 7:30 P.M.
Sun., Mar 29 VANCOUVER 6:00 P.M.
Tue., Mar 31 at Montreal 6:30 P.M.

Wed., April 1 ST. LOUIS 7:30 P.M.
Fri., April 3 NASHVILLE 7:30 P.M.
Sun., April 5 at Columbus 4:00 P.M.
Tue., April 7 at Nashville 7:00 P.M.
Wed., April 8 COLUMBUS 7:30 P.M.
Sat., April 11 at Detroit 2:00 P.M.
Sun., April 12 DETROIT 4:00 P.M.

Home games appear in ALL CAPS and BOLD
All times Central, Schedule subject to change
X Denotes Preseason Contest
* NHL Winter Classic 2009 at Wrigley Field

2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks Regular-Season Schedule Break Down

By Day: Home Road
Sunday 14 2
Monday 3 1
Tuesday 1 10
Wednesday 11 4
Thursday 1 5
Friday 9 5
Saturday 2 14

By Month: Home Road
October 6 4
November 5 7
December 5 7
January 7 7
February 3 9
March 11 4
April 4 3

By Team: Home Road
Anaheim Ducks 2 2
Atlanta Thrashers 0 1
Boston Bruins 1 1
Buffalo Sabres 1 0
Calgary Flames 2 2
Carolina Hurricanes 1 0
Colorado Avalanche 2 2
Columbus Blue Jackets 3 3
Dallas Stars 2 2
Detroit Red Wings 3 3
Edmonton Oilers 2 2
Florida Panthers 0 1
Los Angeles Kings 2 2
Minnesota Wild 2 2
Montreal Canadiens 0 1
Nashville Predators 3 3
New Jersey Devils 1 1
New York Islanders 1 0
New York Rangers 1 1
Ottawa Senators 1 0
Philadelphia Flyers 1 0
Phoenix Coyotes 2 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 1 0
San Jose Sharks 2 2
St. Louis Blues 3 3
Tampa Bay Lightning 0 1
Toronto Maple Leafs 0 1
Vancouver Canucks 2 2
Washington Capitals 0 1

By Conference:Home Road
Western 32 32
Eastern 9 9

By Division: Home Road
Central 12 12
Pacific 10 10
Northwest 10 10
Atlantic 5 2
Northeast 3 3
Southeast 1 4