Red Wings Visit Blackhawks in What Could, if You Think About it, Could Be the Final Game of the Week Ever on NBC

NEW YORK – April 6, 2011 – In a game that may have significant playoff implications for both teams, the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks host the Detroit Red Wings at United Center this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET in the final regular-season installment of NBC Sports’ “NHL Game of the Week.”


The Blackhawks are fighting for their playoff lives, currently tied for seventh in the Western Conference with Anaheim with 93 points. Calgary and Dallas, however, are right behind with 91 points. As of today, the Blackhawks can finish anywhere from fourth to tenth in the conference. The Red Wings are still vying for playoff positioning, ranking third in the West with 102 points, just one point behind current second-seed San Jose (103). The contest is the final regular-season game for both teams.


Mike “Doc” Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (inside-the-glass analyst) call the action on NBC. McGuire will pull double duty, hosting NBC Sports’ studio show with analyst Mike Milbury on site at United Center.


NBCSPORTS.COM: will stream live all “NHL Game of the Week” broadcasts this season, including Red Wings-Blackhawks. It will again offer “Star-cam,” which follows a marquee player in the game. Following the game, will present bonus material, including “Star-cam” and “Net-cam” and bonus analysis from NBC Sports commentators. The NHL on NBC also has its own Facebook page. For NHL news and behind-the-scenes videos and photos, click here