Comcast SportsNetChicago will carry almost all of the first round of the NHL Western Conference playoff games between the Chicago Blackhawks and division rival the Nashville Predators. CSNC will be the exclusive television home in the Chicago market to see games one through four, along with games six and seven if necessary. Game five will air on NBC. Playoff game telecasts will be presented in the high-definition format.
The Hawks' first playoff game is slated for Friday, Apr. 16 at the United Center, with other games between the Blackhawks and Predators scheduled for Sunday, Apr. 18 at the United Center; Tuesday, Apr. 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville; Thursday, Apr. 22 at Bridgestone Arena; Saturday, Apr. 24 at the United Center; Monday, Apr. 26 at Bridgestone Arena, and Wednesday, Apr. 28 at the United Center. Pat Foley and Eddie Olczyk will provide the play-by-lay and analysis for all first-round games that air on Comcast SportsNet.