CSN nominated for eight ChicagoMidwest Emmy Awards

CSN nominated for eight ChicagoMidwest Emmy Awards


Chicago, IL (October 10, 2012) Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, garnered eight Emmy Award nominations from the ChicagoMidwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the 2011-12 television season. The nominations were announced on October 9 with the awards ceremony to be held in Chicago on Sunday, November 18.

We are honored to receive these nominations from our peers in the industry and we feel they are a reflection of the great work performed by our entire staff, said James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Note the following Comcast SportsNet Chicago Emmy nominations for the 2011-12 television season:

1) Category 5-a: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs News Single StoryFeature
The White Sox and 911: John Schippman, Executive Producer; William Parker, Brett Fisher, Eric Fogle, Mike Cappozzo, Producers; Chuck Garfien, Reporter.

2) Category 5-c: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs Program Series
SportsNet Central: John Schippman, Executive Producer; Charlie Schumacher, Senior News Director; Ryan McGuffey, Coordinating Producer; Pat Boyle, Mark Schanowski, Hosts; Sarah Kustok, Gail Fischer, Reporters; Kevin Cross, Kevin Anderson, Tim Folke, Joe Collins, Danny Boyle, Producers; Eric Fogle, Brian Skonessey, Video Producers.

3 & 4) Category 5-e: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs Sporting EventGame - LiveUnedited ProgramSpecial
CSN Blackhawks Behind the Lens: Jim Corno, Jr., Executive Producer; Mike Leary, Game Producer; Dave Turner, Producer; Kian Dowlatshahi, Associate Producer; Dave Ross, Associate Producer; Mark Harper, Technical Producer; Pat Foley, Play-by-Play AnnouncerHost; Eddie Olczyk, AnalystHost; Sarah Kustok, Reporter.
70s Night at U.S. Cellular As vs. White Sox on CSN: Jim Corno, Jr., Executive Producer; Mike Leary, Game Producer; James A. Angio, Producer; Dave Ross, Associate Producer; Mark Harper, Technical Producer; Ken Hawk Harrelson, PxP AnnouncerHost; Steve Stone, AnalystHost.

5) Category 6-3: Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs Topical
Adam Bruckner: A Passionate Pursuit: Sarah Lauch, Producer.

6) Category 16-b: Outstanding Achievement for Program Promotion Single SpotCampaign
Were As Obsessed As You Are: Kate Hollencamp, Jaclene Tetzlaff, Steve Stroud, Producers.

7) Category 18: Outstanding Achievement for Interactivity
ShawFacts Multi-platform Campaign: T.K. Gore, Katie Fowler, John Schippman, Producers.

8) Category 19-c: Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent Sports AnchorReporter
Gail Fischer: Composite

[PHOTO] Joe Maddon, Miguel Montero patch things up over a drink

[PHOTO] Joe Maddon, Miguel Montero patch things up over a drink

Despite the Cubs ending their 108-year World Series drought, Miguel Montero made offseason headlines for all the wrong reasons when he complained about his role in the Cubs' 2017 championship campaign.

Montero criticized Maddon's communication skills, catching rotation and bullpen decision-making after the team's Grant Park celebration. Maddon brushed off the criticism, and last week at spring training Montero said he hadn't spoke with the Cubs' skipper.

That tension appears to be all but a thing of the past, as Montero posted this picture of him and his manager sharing a drink together sporting nothing but smiles.

It's safe to say Montero would describe his relationship with Maddon now as: #WeAreGood.

Five Things to Watch: Blackhawks clash with Wild tonight on CSN

Five Things to Watch: Blackhawks clash with Wild tonight on CSN

Watch as the Blackhawks take on the Minnesota Wild tonight on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live. Then stick around after the final buzzer to watch Blackhawks Postgame Live for highlights and analysis.

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Five Things to Watch:

1. Road warriors.

The Blackhawks have won six straight games away from the United Center, and are looking to make it a seventh in Minnesota tonight. They've scored the game's first goal in four of those wins, and in the other two, overcame 1-0 deficits to beat Dallas 5-3 and Edmonton 5-1, the latter of which they scored five unanswered goals.

2. Corey Crawford vs. Devan Dubnyk.

Crawford hasn't quite been the same since undergoing an emergency appendectomy on Dec. 3, but he turned in probably his best outing since then in the Blackhawks' last meeting against Minnesota on Feb. 8 when he stopped 35 of 38 shots in a 4-3 overtime win. He essentially stole two points, and prevented the Wild from picking up the extra one. Across from him tonight will be Dubnyk, who leads the league in wins (32), goals against average (1.97) and save percentage (.934).

3. Jonathan Toews on fire.

After a tough offensive drought earlier in the season that lasted longer than expected, the Blackhawks captain has six goals and 10 assists in his last 12 games, and upped his point total to 37, which now ranks fifth on the team. In the last meeting against Minnesota two weeks ago, Toews had a three-point night and scored the game winner in overtime. 

4. Mikael Granlund among league's most underrated players.

File Granlund under the category of players who don't get enough attention. He has 17 goals and 36 assists in 58 games this season, and his 53 points is tied with Jeff Carter and Artemi Panarin for 13th in the NHL's scoring race. The next highest point total on the Wild is Eric Staal with 45, an eight-point gap between him and Granlund. The 24-year-old forward registered his first career hat trick earlier this month, and also had a 12-game point streak just two weeks ago.

5. Ryan Hartman's closing in on 15 goals.

In Saturday's 3-1 loss to Edmonton, Hartman defended his teammate by fighting an Oilers defenseman that was practically twice his size. He called it a "no-brainer" to stick up for Tanner Kero and did well in the scrap, but it led to an Oilers power play and 10-minute misconduct which didn't do the Blackhawks any favors. He responded in a great way Sunday by scoring the game's first goal that helped his team win 5-1 in Buffalo. The next goal he scores will be No. 15, which would give the Blackhawks six 15-plus goal scorers on the year. They had only four a season ago.

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