Blackhawks announce 2018 preseason broadcast schedule

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In conjunction with official television broadcasting partners NBC Sports Chicago, WGN-TV Channel 9 and WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced its 2018 preseason broadcast schedule.

All six of Chicago’s preseason contests will be carried on television for the fourth straight year. One Blackhawks preseason game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago (September 21 at Ottawa), in addition to three games on NBC Sports Chicago Plus (September 18 at Columbus, September 25 vs. Detroit and September 27 vs. Ottawa) and two contests on WGN-TV (September 20 at Detroit and September 29 vs. Columbus). All NBCSCH games can also be streamed live online at and the NBC Sports App.

Six games will be carried on the radio with WGN Radio AM-720 airing two of the team’s preseason tilts: Friday, September 21 at Ottawa and Thursday, September 27 vs. Ottawa. Due to network conflicts on WGN Radio, the following games will air on a shadow station—ESPN Radio 1000: Tuesday, September 18 at Columbus, Thursday, September 20 at Detroit and Friday, September 25 vs. Detroit. UPDATE: The final game of the Blackhawks preseason on Saturday, September 29 vs. Columbus at 7 p.m. will air on WLS-AM 890. All six preseason matchups can be heard on or on mobile devices with the WGN Radio app. For more information log on to

Single-game tickets for the team’s 2018 preseason home games at the United Center are on sale now. Fans will be able to purchase tickets on or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

2018 Chicago Blackhawks Preseason Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (all times CT) TV Radio
Tue., Sept. 18 Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena 6 p.m. NBCSCH+ ESPN Radio 1000
Thu., Sept. 20 Detroit Red Wings Little Caesars Arena 6:30 p.m. WGN-TV ESPN Radio 1000
Fri., Sept. 21 Ottawa Senators Canadian Tire Centre 6:30 p.m. NBCSCH WGN Radio 720
Tue., Sept. 25 Detroit Red Wings United Center 7:30 p.m. NBCSCH+ ESPN Radio 1000
Thu., Sept. 27 Ottawa Senators United Center 7:30 p.m. NBCSCH+ WGN Radio 720
Sat., Sept. 29 Columbus Blue Jackets United Center 7 p.m. WGN-TV WLS-AM 890



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