Fox Sports Net, the television home of the Chicago Blackhawks, is ready to give hockey fans an early look at one the best rivalries in the NHL as the Blackhawks take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, September 29 beginning at 6:30 PM. This pre-season game will be telecast live from the United Center.
Fox Sports Net's coverage of the Blackhawks home game against the Red Wings begins with Blackhawks PRE at 6:30 PM. Eric Goodman and former Blackhawk star center Troy Murray will host the show with Gail Fischer providing live, on-site, pre-game interviews with players and coaches.
The first face-off is set for 7:00 PM and viewers will be able hear live coaching comments during the game as The Sporting News "NHL Coach of the Year" Brian Sutter will be wearing a microphone throughout the FSN telecast.
This telecast also marks the reunion of longtime announcing partners Pat Foley and Dale Tallon, as they work alongside one another for the first time in four years. This season will be the 17th season that Foley and Tallon will be behind the microphone for Blackhawk games on Fox Sports Net. Following the game, fans can look forward to locker room interviews and post-game analysis on Blackhawks POST.
The following is a breakdown of FSN's Blackhawks pre-season home game coverage vs. Detroit on Sunday, Sept. 29:
6:30 PM – Blackhawks PRE (live, half-hour pre-game show)
7:00 PM – Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings (live from the United Center)
9:45 PM – Blackhawks POST (live, time approx.)
- Fox Sports Net will carry additional pre-season contests on Fri, Oct. 4 at St. Louis (6:30 PM pre-game) and Sat, Oct. 5 at Detroit (6:00 PM pre-game)
- FSN will carry the regular season opener on Thursday, October 10 at Columbus (5:30 PM pre-game)