2014 NHL STADIUM SERIES PROGRAMMING CHANGE
Blackhawks-Penguins from Soldier Field Moves to NBC in Primetime
STAMFORD, Conn. - Nov. 14, 2013 - The 2014 NHL Stadium Series matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins from Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill., will now air on NBC at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The game was originally scheduled to air on NBCSN.
This marks the first time since NBC re-acquired NHL rights in 2006 that a regular-season game has been scheduled for primetime on NBC. The 2011 NHL Winter Classic aired in primetime because weather prevented the game from being played at its regularly-scheduled time in the afternoon.
Penguins-Blackhawks will be the fourth and final game in the 2014 NHL Stadium Series, and the second time Chicago has hosted a regular-season outdoor NHL game (2009 NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field). The Penguins will be participating in their third regular-season outdoor NHL game since 2008 (2008 NHL Winter Classic and 2011 NHL Winter Classic).
Coverage of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series, which consists of four outdoor games in addition to the NHL Winter Classic and NHL Heritage Classic, begins on Saturday, January 25 at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings face off against the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.
Following is NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series (all times ET):
DATE TEAMS STADIUM NETWORK TIME
January 25, 2014 Ducks-Kings Dodger Stadium NBCSN 10 p.m.
January 26, 2014 Rangers-Devils Yankee Stadium NBC 1 p.m.
January 29, 2014 Rangers-Islanders Yankee Stadium NBCSN 7 p.m.
March 1, 2014 Blackhawks-Penguins Soldier Field NBC 8 p.m.