FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET TO REPLAY EVERY CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 2013 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF ROUND 1-3 VICTORY, ALONG WITH ALL SIX GAMES OF THE STANLEY CUP FINAL & CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE/RALLY CELEBRATION
Relive the “Journey” beginning Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 PM
Chicago, IL (July 2, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, will provide its viewers with a special programming gift this summer entitled Chicago Blackhawks: A Championship Journey presented by ChevyDrivesChicago.com and Your Chevy Dealers.
Beginning Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 PM CT, this extraordinary, five-day (July 14-18) summertime journey will give viewers the opportunity to relive (and DVR) all of the excitement and glory of the Blackhawks amazing Stanley Cup championship run with complete game replays of every Blackhawks Stanley Cup Playoff victory in the Western Conference quarterfinals vs. Minnesota, Western Conference semifinals vs. Detroit, Western Conference Finals vs. Los Angeles – plus, all six games of the heart-pounding 2013 Stanley Cup Final “Original Six” series battle against the Boston Bruins.
Comcast SportsNet will televise the first of its 18 Stanley Cup Playoff game replays on Sunday afternoon, July 14 at 1:30 PM beginning with Game 1 of the Blackhawks opening round, Western Conference Quarterfinals series vs. Minnesota. The remaining three wins from this series will air at 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM also on this day (NOTE: All games from this series were original Comcast SportsNet Chicago telecasts).
Over the course of the following four days/nights (featuring the original “NHL on NBC” telecasts), Comcast SportsNet will air all four wins from their thrilling, seven-game conference semifinals series comeback triumph over archrival Detroit (Monday, July 15) and all four wins from their conference finals series, dethroning defending champion Los Angeles (Tuesday, July 16). Then, on Wednesday, July 17, Comcast SportsNet will carry Games 1-4 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final vs. Boston beginning at 10:00 AM and — on Thursday, July 18 — CSN will carry Game 5 at 3:00 PM and the Stanley Cup championship-clinching Game 6 at 7:00 PM. Also on July 18, CSN will replay its expert, exclusive-access coverage of the 2013 Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Parade & Rally at 10:30 PM. (NOTE: The entire schedule for Comcast SportsNet’s Chicago Blackhawks: A Championship Journey is included in this announcement. Game replays will only be made available within Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s regular NHL viewing territory.)
Following several Blackhawks Stanley Cup Playoff game replays, Comcast SportsNet will re-air the supplementary Blackhawks Post Game Live presented by Hawk Ford featuring post-game press conferences and player interviews. Plus, fans are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s “2013 Quest for the Cup” page (www.csnchicago.com/show/blackhawks-quest-cup), which serves as an on-demand video warehouse featuring more than 350 videos, including numerous game highlights and exclusive interviews, along with a look back at the playoff journey, round-by-round, with game recaps provided by Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers. Fans can also get interactive during all games of Comcast SportsNet’s special marathon presentation of Chicago Blackhawks: A Championship Journey by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #HawksTalk. Please note the following full replay schedule with key game-by-game particulars in parentheses:
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS: A CHAMPIONSHIP JOURNEY presented by ChevyDrivesChicago.com and Your Chevy Dealers
Sunday, July 14
1:30 PM – Conference Quarterfinals-Game 1: Minnesota at Blackhawks (2-1 OT win — Bickell scores game-winner)
4:00 PM – Conference Quarterfinals-Game 2: Minnesota at Blackhawks (5-2 win — two goals from Sharp)
7:00 PM – Conference Quarterfinals-Game 4: Blackhawks at Minnesota (3-0 win — Crawford 25 big saves in shutout win, two more goals from Sharp)
10:30 PM – Conference Quarterfinals-Game 5: Minnesota at Blackhawks (5-1 series-clinching win — two goals from Hossa; Sharp scores his fifth in five games)
Monday, July 15
10:00 AM – Conference Semifinals-Game 1: Detroit at Blackhawks (4-1 win — goals from Hossa, Oduya, Kruger & Sharp)
12:30 PM – Conference Semifinals-Game 5: Detroit at Blackhawks (4-1 win — down 3-1 in the series, Blackhawks storm back with two goals from Shaw; Bickell/Toews also score; Crawford 25 saves)
3:00 PM – Conference Semifinals-Game 6: Blackhawks at Detroit (4-3 win — down 3-1 in this game, the amazing series comeback continues with three third period goals coming from Handzus, Bickell & Frolik’s penalty shot game-winner)
7:00 PM – Conference Semifinals-Game 7: Detroit at Blackhawks (2-1 OT series-clinching win — one of the greatest playoff series comebacks in Chicago sports history is completed by Seabrook’s blistering game/series-winning shot in OT)
Tuesday, July 16
10:00 AM – Conference Finals-Game 1: Los Angeles at Blackhawks (2-1 win — back-to-back goals from Sharp/Hossa)
12:30 PM – Conference Finals-Game 2: Los Angeles at Blackhawks (4-2 win — Shaw, Seabrook, Bickell & Handzus all score)
3:00 PM – Conference Finals-Game 4: Blackhawks at Los Angeles (3-2 win — down 2-1 in this game, Kane ties it late in the 2nd period, while Hossa gets the game-winner early in the 3rd)
7:00 PM – Conference Finals-Game 5: Los Angeles at Blackhawks (4-3 double-OT series-clinching win — Kane’s 2nd goal of the game at 16:08 in the 3rd gave the Blackhawks the lead, but not before the Kings tied with :10 left in regulation, however, thanks to a brilliant pass from Toews, it was “Hat Trick” Kane’s heroics once again, this time in double-OT, that sent the Blackhawks back to the Stanley Cup Final)
Wednesday, July 17
10:00 AM – Stanley Cup Final-Game 1: Boston at Blackhawks (4-3 triple-OT win — a thrilling Game 1 ignited the capacity United Center crowd well past midnight featuring Shaw’s triple-OT game-winner; Crawford with 51 stellar saves)
12:30 PM – Stanley Cup Final-Game 2: Boston at Blackhawks (2-1 OT loss — Sharp’s 9th goal of the playoffs wasn’t enough as the Bruins Daniel Paille scored in OT to send the series to Boston tied at 1-1)
3:00 PM – Stanley Cup Final-Game 3: Blackhawks at Boston (2-0 loss — Boston’s Tuukka Rask with 28 stops for the win)
7:00 PM – Stanley Cup Final-Game 4: Blackhawks at Boston (6-5 OT win — this high-scoring game featured Blackhawks goals from Handzus, Toews, Kane and Kruger, but it was yet another Seabrook game-winning OT blast that tied this series at two games apiece)
Thursday, July 18
3:00 PM – Stanley Cup Final-Game 5: Boston at Blackhawks (3-1 win — pivotal Game 5 victory featured a pair of goals from Kane; Crawford with 24 big saves in this one)
7:00 PM – Stanley Cup Final-Game 6: Blackhawks at Boston (3-2 win…the Blackhawks are the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions!…Kane wins Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP! In one of the most miraculous finishes in history of sports, the Blackhawks, down 2-1 with 1:16 left in regulation, saw Bickell & Bolland scoring the game-tying & game-winning goals just :17 apart to give the Blackhawks their second Stanley Cup title in four years!)
10:30 PM – Chicago Blackhawks 2013 Stanley Cup Championship Parade & Rally (replay of Comcast SportsNet’s expert, behind-the-scenes coverage of the historic downtown celebration on the streets of downtown Chicago & Grant Park)
All times are Central Time
Schedule Subject to Change
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