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Chicago Blackhawks to have 11 nationally-televised games in new season

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In conjunction with the National Hockey League broadcast rightsholders NBC and the Versus Channel, the NHL announced Wednesday that at least 11 Chicago Blackhawks games will be broadcast on national television during the 2010-11 season.

In addition, Chicago will have the chance to make up to four more appearances on NBC's "Game of the Week" in the second half of the season. The first 11 scheduled appearances on national television for the Blackhawks are on Versus, beginning when the team opens it defense of the 2010 Stanley Cup championship against the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 7.

For the third consecutive season, the remaining Blackhawks games -- home and away -- will be televised in HD on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN-Channel 9, the team's official television partners. Pat Foley and Eddie Olczyk will front the TV broadcasts. In addition every game of the 2010-11 season can be heard on WGN-AM (720), with John Wiedeman and Troy Murray call the action. The complete Blackhawks schedule will be released at a later date, team executives said.

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