The Blackhawks won't be the most televised team nationally during the 2011-12 season -- those honors go to teams in the Eastern Conference like the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals -- but they will have their share of national and Canadian audiences to entertain.
The NHL and NBC released it's master schedule for the upcoming season. Here's a look at the Hawks' games:
Mon, Dec. 5 vs. Phoenix Coyotes, VERSUS, 7:00 P.M.
Wed, Dec. 14 at Minnesota Wild, VERSUS, 6:30 P.M.
Tue, Dec. 20 at Pittsburgh Penguins, VERSUS, 6:30 P.M.
Sun, Jan. 8 vs. Detroit Red Wings, VERSUS, 6:30 P.M.
Sat, Jan. 14 at Detroit Red Wings, NBC, 11:30 A.M.
Wed, Jan. 18 vs. Buffalo Sabres, VERSUS, 6:30 P.M.
Sun, Feb. 19 vs. St. Louis Blues, NBC, 2:00 P.M.
Tue, Feb. 21 vs. Detroit Red Wings, VERSUS, 7:00 P.M.**
Sun, Feb. 26 at Anaheim Ducks, VERSUS, 6:00 P.M.
Sun, March 11 vs. Los Angeles Kings , VERSUS/NBC, 6:00 P.M.*
Sun, March 18 vs. Washington Capitals, VERSUS/NBC, 6:00 P.M.*
Sun, March 25 vs. Nashville Predators, VERSUS/NBC, 6:30 P.M.*
Sat, April 7 at Detroit Red Wings, VERSUS/NBC, 3:00 P.M.*
(*-Indicates flex game to be carried exclusively on VERSUS or NBC)
(**- Indicates game is not exclusive to VERSUS and will also be broadcast in Chicago market on CSN)
The following games will be on NHL Network (all times CST).
Sat, Oct. 15 vs. Boston Bruins, 7:30 P.M.
Fri, Nov. 4 at Tampa Bay Lightning, 6:30 P.M.
Thu, Feb. 16 at New York Rangers, 6:00 P.M.
Sat, Feb. 25 at Los Angeles Kings, 7:00 P.M.
Sun, March 4 at Detroit Red Wings, 3:00 P.M.
Fri, March 9 vs. New York Rangers, 7:30 P.M.
The start times of the following Hawks games have also been changed.
Mon, Dec. 5 vs. Phoenix Coyotes, to 7:00 P.M. from 7:30 P.M.
Wed, Dec. 14 at Minnesota Wild, to 6:30 P.M. from 7:00 P.M.
Tue, Dec. 20 at Pittsburgh Penguins, to 6:30 P.M. from 6:00 P.M.
Tue, Feb. 21 vs. Detroit Red Wings, to 7:00 P.M. from 7:30 P.M.
Sat, Feb. 25 at Los Angeles Kings, to 7:00 P.M., from 3:00 P.M.
Fri, March 2 at Ottawa Senators, to 6:00 P.M. from 6:30 P.M.
The Hawks will also appear on Canada's TSN eight times and TSN2 eight times. They will be shown on CBC once during the regular season.