07/15/2009 2:13 PM -
From chicagoblackhawks: (link)
The Blackhawks will open their preseason slate with a matchup against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 P.M. Chicago then battles the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, September 20 at 5:00 P.M. The Blackhawks travel to Washington to face off against the Capitals at the Verizon Center on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 P.M. (CT), before rounding out the North American portion of their preseason schedule against Minnesota at the United Center on Friday, September 25 at 7:30 P.M.
The Blackhawks travel to Zurich to meet 29-time Swiss National Champion HC Davos at Hallenstadion Arena on Monday, September 28 at 1:15 P.M. (CT). Chicago finishes its preseason slate when the club faces off against ZSC Zurich Lions in the 2009 Victoria Cup at Hallenstadion Arena on Tuesday, September 29 at 1:15 P.M. (CT).
Single tickets for preseason games at the United Center will be available on Monday, July 20 at 10:00 A.M., at chicagoblackhawks.com, by calling (312) 559-1212, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers, the Blackhawks Store (333 N. Michigan Ave.) and the United Center ticket office. Information about full season packages and group tickets for regular-season games are available by calling (312) 455-7000.
The 2008-09 Blackhawks recorded 46 wins and 104 points during the regular season, the franchise’s most in 16 years, before earning a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2002. Chicago, which posted a 5-1-2 during the 2008 preseason, reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 14 years.
The complete 2009-10 regular season schedule will be released later this afternoon by the NHL.