Washington-Chicago March 14th NBC Game of the Week. No, Really. It is.

No official announcement made, but Bettman just confirmed it on his radio show, and I’ll post the announcement when it’s made by NBC.

UPDATE: From NBC

NEW YORK – Feb. 25, 2010 – The Sunday, March 14, Washington Capitals at Chicago Blackhawks game has been flexed as NBC Sports’ “Game of the Week” and will be played at the United Center at 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT, the National Hockey League and NBC Sports announced today.

Superstar Alex Ovechkin captains a talented Washington Capitals team that went 13-2 in January and recently amassed a 14-game winning streak. Ovechkin leads the NHL with 89 points and a plus-43 rating. He is tied for the NHL lead in goals with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby with 42. Meanwhile, Chicago boasts young superstars of their own in Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews who are leading Chicago to the top of the Central Division and second place in the Western Conference.

A potential preview of the Stanley Cup Final, this will be the only time these two Presidents’ Trophy contenders will face each other this season.

ADDITIONAL “GAME OF THE WEEK” MATCHUPS

The NHL on NBC schedule resumes on Sunday, March 7, when the Blackhawks host division rival Detroit Red Wings at 12:30 p.m. ET. No two NHL teams have played more regular-season games against each other than Detroit and Chicago. The Blackhawks will be looking to avenge losses to the Red Wings in the 2009 Western Conference Final and 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING

At least 13 days prior to the scheduled game, one game is selected for broadcast on NBC. All NBC games will be broadcast on Sundays and all games will be presented in HD. Games not flexed to NBC will be available to the teams’ regional carriers and remain at the originally announced start time. The March 14 match-up was first announced on the Thursday, Feb. 25, edition of “NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman” on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio airing from 6-7 p.m. ET.

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5 Responses to Washington-Chicago March 14th NBC Game of the Week. No, Really. It is.

  1. Chris says:

    chicaco vs det is alright.

    would rather see Chicago vs San Jose.

  2. Chris says:

    I do think the Wash vs Chicago game will do a 1.3 but it is up against the tourney right?

  3. Eric says:

    Actually, I believe that’s the weekend before the NCAA tourney, so it will be up against ACC tournament final on ESPN and probably SEC final on CBS–not that formidable, especially considering how mediocre the ACC has been this year.

  4. E says:

    I can’t believe NBC is making them start this game at 11:30am central time.

  5. Patrick says:

    well its 1030am mst..even worse

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