Washington-Chicago March 14th NBC Game of the Week. No, Really. It is.
February 25, 2010 5 Comments
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.
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.