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Comcast SportsNet Announces Esposito Night Coverage

03/18/2008 5:13 PM

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Chicago, IL (March 18, 2008) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home of the Chicago Blackhawks GAME ON!: The Home Series, is planning another big night of special coverage for its next home game telecast on Wednesday, March 19 as the network will deliver live coverage of the on-ice, pre-game ceremony honoring Blackhawk legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Tony Esposito. Comcast SportsNet’s live coverage begins at 7:00 PM with the entire evening’s coverage, including Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live and Crown Royal Blackhawks Post Game Live, taking place from the United Center.

Immediately following the Esposito ceremony, Comcast SportsNet will air live high-definition (HD) game coverage of the Blackhawks hosting the Washington Capitals. Comcast SportsNet’s Blackhawks announcing tandem of Dan Kelly and Eddie Olczyk call the live game action. This and every GAME ON!: The Home Series telecast on Comcast SportsNet is presented by the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers.

Note the following highlights for Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of Wednesday night’s Blackhawks telecast:

• Complete, uninterrupted LIVE coverage of the Tony Esposito pre-game ceremony
• Pre-Game Live exclusive one-on-one interview with Esposito
• Game produced in full High-Definition format (1080i, 5.1 Dolby)
• Twelve high-definition (HD) game cameras to be utilized during the game
• Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live and Crown Royal Blackhawks Post Game Live (hosted by Chuck Garfien and Steve Konroyd) will take place LIVE from the United Center
• SportsNite’s Josh Mora will provide live reports between the Blackhawks-Capitals benches during the game, along with pre-game player reports, team updates, interviews & more
• Blackhawk defenseman James Wisniewski to wear wireless microphone throughout the game
• Interview with TBD Blackhawks assistant coach at the start of the 3rd period
• Live coverage of the National Anthem
• Live coverage of the United Center feed of Blackhawks introduction video
• Live coverage of head coach Denis Savard’s post-game press coverage
• Live locker room interviews with Blackhawk players after the game

Comcast SportsNet’s remaining Blackhawks regular season home game telecasts this season include March 23 vs. St. Louis and April 2 vs. Detroit.

Comcast SportsNet operates 10 sports networks that cover more than 2,400 live sporting events annually and deliver comprehensive sports news and analysis to 40 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast SportsNet’s networks are: Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Comcast SportsNet West, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, SportsNet New York, FSN Bay Area, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network, and CSS. These networks provide live game coverage 18 professional teams, as well as college, minor league and other sports. For more information, see