Published on Monday, 05 July 2010 16:32
Still feeling the effects of Blackhawks Fever? Chicago's Comcast SportsNet has the perfect medicine for you. Starting this coming Saturday, CSN will begin replaying in order, every Chicago Blackhawks post-season victorious games, all the way up to and including the full Stanley Cup Finals, as well as the parade & Rally coverage and other special programming. Get your DVRs and VCRs ready!
This five day event is being called "Chicago Blackhawks: A Championship Journey" and it kicks off at 7:00pm on Saturday July 10th and continues on through Wednesday, July 14th. (Complete & detailed schedule found below.)
"Chicago Blackhawks: A Championship Journey" will give fans the opportunity to relive the unbelievable excitement of Chicago's Stanley Cup championship run with complete game replays of every Blackhawk Stanley Cup Playoff victory in the Western Conference opening round vs. Nashville, Western Conference semifinals vs. Vancouver, Western Conference Finals vs. San Jose -- just the wins -- no need to see the few losses. After that, CSN will show all six games of the thrilling 2010 Stanley Cup Final against the Philadelphia Flyers. CSN will top off this fun event with a replay of its coverage of the Championship Parade & Rally. Additionally, following many of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup Playoff game replays, Comcast SportsNet will re-air the supplementary post game shows as it originally aired featuring post-game press conferences and player interviews. Just in case that isn't enough to quench your Blackhawks thirst, CSN has set up a special webpage on its website
, which will include Blackhawks "Insider" Brett Ballantini's game recaps, video highlights and special "wrap-around" video footage.
James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago issued a statement that said: "Thanks to the vision and drive of Rocky Wirtz and John McDonough, this Stanley Cup championship Blackhawks season has captivated the hearts and souls of hockey fans in this town like never before. We couldn't be happier than to relive this amazing championship run with our viewers beginning July 10."
"We are excited that our fans will be able to re-live the memories of the organization's run to the Stanley Cup thanks to the help of our great broadcast partner," Blackhawks Team President John McDonough said. "Replaying these historic games in the middle of July is the perfect warm-up for the Blackhawks Convention at the end of the month."
Note #1: Due to NHL restrictions, game replays will only be made available within Comcast SportsNet Chicago's regular NHL viewing territory.
Note #2: Rocky Wirtz, principle owner of the Chicago Blackhawks, is also a 20% owner in Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Here now is the complete schedule for "Chicago Blackhawks: A Championship Journey"
on Comcast SportsNet Chicago...
Saturday, July 10:
7:00pm -- Round 1/Game 2: Nashville at Blackhawks (2-0 win; Niemi 23 saves, first playoff shutout since Belfour in '96)
11:00pm -- Round 1/Game 4: Blackhawks at Nashville (3-0 win; Niemi 33 saves, two goals from Sharp)
Sunday, July 11:
7:00pm -- Round 1/Game 5: Nashville at Blackhawks (5-4 OT win; Kane game-tying goal with :14 left in reg., Hossa OT goal)
11:00pm -- Round 1/Game 6: Blackhawks at Nashville (5-3 win; Toews go-ahead goal in 1st period caps series clincher)
Monday, July 12:
10:00am -- Round 2/Game 2: Vancouver at Blackhawks (4-2 win; Versteeg goal with 1:30 left in reg. proves to be game winner)
12:30pm -- Round 2/Game 3: Blackhawks at Vancouver (5-2 win; Byfuglien scores hat trick)
3:00pm -- Round 2/Game 4: Blackhawks at Vancouver (7-2 win; Toews hat trick and two assists)
7:00pm -- Round 2/Game 6: Blackhawks at Vancouver (5-1 win; Brouwer & Versteeg score :36 apart in series clincher)
11:00pm -- Conference Finals/Game 1: Blackhawks at San Jose (2-1 win; Niemi 44 saves; goals from Sharp & Byfuglien)
Tuesday, July 13:
10:00am -- Conference Finals/Game 2: Blackhawks at San Jose (4-2 win; goals from Ladd, Byfuglien & Toews)
12:30pm -- Conference Finals/Game 3: San Jose at Blackhawks (3-2 OT win; Byfuglien game-winner in OT)
3:00pm -- Conference Finals/Game 4: San Jose at Blackhawks (4-2 win; Hawks reach finals for first time since '92)
7:00pm -- Stanley Cup Final/Game 1: Philadelphia at Blackhawks (6-5 win; Kopecky game winning goal in third period)
11:00pm -- Stanley Cup Final/Game 2: Philadelphia at Blackhawks (2-1 win; Hossa & Eager score :28 apart)
Wednesday, July 14:
10:00am -- Stanley Cup Final/Game 3: Blackhawks at Philadelphia (4-3 OT loss; Hawk goals from Keith, Sopel, Kane)
12:30pm -- Stanley Cup Final/Game 4: Blackhawks at Philadelphia (5-3 loss; Hawk goals from Sharp, Bolland, Campbell)
3:00pm -- Stanley Cup Final/Game 5: Philadelphia at Blackhawks (7-4 win; pivotal victory featuring three 1st period goals)
7:00pm -- Stanley Cup Final-Game 6: Blackhawks at Philadelphia (4-3 OT win; Kane OT game winning goal... Blackhawks become Stanley Cup Champions!)
11:00pm -- Chicago Blackhawks: 2010 Championship Parade & Rally (replay of historic downtown celebration)
It may seem like a hot & humid summer, but starting this Saturday on CSN, all that will matter will be the below-freezing ice and oh-so-cool wins!