CSN to air 2010 Game 5 matchup between Blackhawks, Predators

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CSN to air 2010 Game 5 matchup between Blackhawks, Predators

Comcast SportsNet will be re-airing Blackhawks Classics until the NHL lockout comes to an end. Tune in tonight at 7:00 p.m. to catch the 2010 Game 5 matchup against the Predators when Marian Hossa scored the game-winning goal in overtime.
The Blackhawks were just seconds away from falling to the Predators in Game 5 of the 2010 playoffs, but that's not how things were meant to end on the ice that night. As Patrick Kane tied the score with just 13 seconds left in regulation, the Blackhawks gained a lot of momentum going into overtime that led to their 5-4 victory.
After killing a 5-minute major Marian Hossa had to serve for a hit on Dan Hamhuis, No. 81 returned to the ice and found the back on the net to lead to Chicago's 5-4 victory that evening.
Here's a look back at the dramatic ending to the game:

Some fans shared with us their favorite memories from the 2010 matchup.
And in case you need more reason to watch, here are a few additional highlights from the 2009-10 season:There wasn't a lockout.Patrick Kane led the Blackhawks with four goals in the series against Nashville.The Blackhawks set a franchise-record with 112 points and 52 wins.Duncan Keith won the Norris Trophy.The Blackhawks won their first division title since the 1992-93 season.The team's penalty kill was 26 for 27 in the series against Nashville.Antti Niemi had two shutouts in the playoffs, both in the series against Nashville.Patrick Sharp had 41 assists, still a career-high.Join the conversation during tonight's game by using HawksClassics on twitter.

Blackhawks sign defenseman Michal Kempny to extension

Blackhawks sign defenseman Michal Kempny to extension

Michal Kempny was in and out of the Blackhawks lineup last season but he’ll likely get a bigger opportunity this coming season. On Saturday, he was assured of coming back to get that chance.

Kempny and the Blackhawks agreed to a one-year extension, the team announced on Saturday morning.

“Michal’s style of play is an asset to our defense,” general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. “He is the type of player who will continue to improve now that he has transitioned to the National Hockey League. We look forward to his continued development on the ice for the Blackhawks.”

Kempny was part of a very crowded blue line last season — he was one of eight defensemen at the start of it — and played 50 regular-season games. He recorded two goals and six assists in those contests but did not play in the Blackhawks’ four postseason contests. With Johnny Oduya and Brian Campbell likely not returning, however, Kempny should get a bigger opportunity this season.

The 26-year-old Kempny also had two goals and an assist in eight games for the Czech Republic team at the 2017 World Championship.

Blackhawks announce plans for NHL Draft Fan Fest

Blackhawks announce plans for NHL Draft Fan Fest

With exactly a month to go until Chicago hosts the 2017 NHL Draft for the first time ever, the Blackhawks and league announced Wednesday their plans for Fan Fest held outside the United Center on June 23 and 24.

A handful of Blackhawks players and alumni will be in attendance and made available for photo opportunities, as will the Stanley Cup. Fans will also be able to explore the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, "a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall," according to the press release.

A full list of activities, special guest appearances and schedule will be posted at a later date.

Friday's events will run from 3 to 9 p.m. while Saturday's festivites will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot C, north of the United Center.

Additional passes for the weekend will be made available to the public starting June 9. For more information, visit chicagoblackhawks.com/fanfest.