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Blackhawks to broadcast preseason opener exclusively on chicagoblackhawks.com in Chicago market

Saturday, 09.17.2011 / 12:55 PM / News
By Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the team will stream its preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, September 20 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan live exclusively on chicagoblackhawks.com starting at 8:00 P.M. (CT). John Wiedeman and Troy Murray, the team’s broadcasters on Chicago’s WGN Radio, will handle the call of the game.

The exclusive webcast, presented by AthletiCo Physical Therapy, will give Blackhawks fans the first game-action glimpse of the 2011-12 squad, and will include intermission player interviews outside the locker room. Fans in the Chicago market will see all the action from the Credit Union Centre streamed right to their computers via Blackhawks TV on chicagoblackhawks.com or available through the Blackhawks’ official mobile applications for iPhone.

The Blackhawks kick off their home preseason slate on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m. CT when they host the Washington Capitals at the United Center.

Chicago will broadcast a franchise record-tying four preseason games on television broadcast rightsholders Comcast SportsNet Chicago (Sept. 28 and Sept. 30) and WGN-TV Channel 9 (Sept. 25 and Oct. 2). Additionally three preseason tilts will be broadcast on WGN Radio AM-720 (Sept. 22, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2).