Blackhawks vs. Flyers

The Blackhawks' Jeremy Morin is upended by Philadelphia's Steve Downie a game at the United Center in December. The Hawks' first nationally televised game of 2014-15 will be against the Flyers. (Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune / December 11, 2013)

The Blackhawks' overtime loss to the L.A. Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals surely broke hearts in Chicago, but few would argue that it was great television--perhaps the NHL's most rivoting viewing of the season.

So it should be no surprise that the Hawks, champions in two of the last five seasons, will lead the league in nationally televised games this fall with 20.

Eleven of those games will air either on NBC or the NBC Sports Network, starting with a game against the Flyers at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. on NBCSN, the Hawks' first nationally aired matchup of the season.

The local and preseason TV schedules will be announced later, according to a statement from the team.


NATIONAL TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Oct. 21, vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

Dec. 3, vs. St. Louis, 7 p.m., NBCSN

Jan. 1, at Washington, noon, NBC

Jan. 4, vs. Dallas, 7 p.m., NBCSN

Jan. 11, vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m., NBCSN

Jan. 21, at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., NBCSN

Jan. 28, at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN

Feb. 3, at Minnesota, 7 p.m., NBCSN

Feb. 8, at St. Louis, 11:30 a.m., NBC

Feb. 9, vs. Arizona, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

Feb. 15, vs. Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m, NBC

Feb. 18, vs. Detroit    6:30 p.m., NBCSN

Feb. 22, vs. Boston, 11:30 a.m./2 p.m., NBC

March 8, vs. N.Y. Rangers, 11:30 AM/6:30 p.m., NBC/NBCSN

March 18, at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m., NBCSN

March 25, at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., NBCSN

March 30 vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

April 5 vs. St. Louis, 11:30 a.m./6:30 p.m., NBCSN

April 7 vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

April 9, at St. Louis, 7 p.m., NBCSN