Four more home games to be shown on TV this year


The Chicago Blackhawks and Comcast SportsNet have announced that four (4) additional home games have been added to the GAME ON!: The Home Series telecast schedule for the remainder of the 2007-08 season. The additional four games brings the total to 11 Blackhawks home games that Comcast SportsNet will televise this season.

The additional games added to the home telecast schedule will include the final four Wednesday night home games of the season beginning with March 5th when the Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks visit the United Center. The other Wednesday night games include March 12th versus the Carolina Hurricanes, March 19th versus Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, and April 2nd against the Central Division rival Detroit Red Wings.

This was expected for a while, it would've been nice if they had scheduled more for early in the season, but it's four more home games and I'll take it. Another good move by Rocky Wirtz, John McDonough and company.

Also today, Kris Versteeg and Petri Kontiola were sent back to Rockford to make room for the return of Martin Havlat and Jason Williams to the lineup. Nice to see that Jacob Dowell is still up with the big club, because I've been impressed by his physical play and he deserves to stay in the lineup as a 4th liner right now.