The Chicago Blackhawks were spelt as ‘Black Hawks’ until the late 80s. Despite the change in spelling they continue to be Chicago’s only professional ice hockey team. The team is a member of the NHL’s Central Division and have won the Stanley Cup six times since they were originally founded in 1926. The Black Hawks are one of “Original Six” NHL teams who along with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins joined the league. The home rink is the famous United Center before that the team played at the Chicago Stadium for 65 years. The team is currently owned by Rocky Wirtz who has been credited with turning the team’s fortunes around which entailed winning the Stanley Cup three times in just six seasons between 2009 and 2015.
Whether you are a Chicago native who wants to support the local Blackhawks or love the way the team gangs up on rivals, you’ll have to hand it to the team for being entertaining. The best way to watch the game when you’re not at home is to stream it online below we look at how to stream the Chicago Blackhawks online.
Watch the Chicago Blackhawks Online Using the Official NHL GameCenter Service
When it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks, you can’t turn way for one second because you’ll miss a whole lot more than you think. So, a large screen television is the way to go. However, if you don’t have television or don’t want to spend money on dealing with a lazy cable service provider, then you may be interested in the NHL’s official GameCenter service. $131.42 buys you a whole year of streaming NHL games, or you can pay $100 and just choose to stream the Chicago Blackhawks whenever they play. Salaried individuals may prefer the $24.99 a month option too. But make sure to download and install the GameCenter app on your device to stream a game on the go.
Live Stream the Chicago Blackhawks Online with Sling TV
Sling TV is the best way to stream the Chicago Blackhawks or any other NHL team for that matter. When you subscribe to Sling TV, you can stream ESPN and Fox Sports both of which stream live NHL games. Unlike other services you’re not blacked out if you’re a fan in Chicago. An added bonus is the basic Sling TV subscription also includes entertainment and news channels like CNN, AMC, NHL Network etc. Thanks to the easy to use Sling TV app for iOS and Android devices you can stream on the go!
Watch the Blackhawks Live via DIRECTV NOW
You can also stream all the Blackhawks games live on DIRECTV NOW. The service is owned by none other than AT&T which means that subscribers are not charged for the data they consume and starting at $35 a month its a steal. ESPN, Fox Sports and the NHL Network in addition to numerous entertainment and news channels are streamed live depending on the package chosen.
Stream the Chicago Blackhawks with the PlayStation Vue
If for some reason you can’t cut it with Sling TV, or you have a PlayStation console, then the PlayStation Vue is another alternative. At $40 for the basic package, you get ESPN along with numerous other channels which you can stream to a device of your choosing via the PlayStation Vue app. But you may have a problem streaming a few channels using your 4G connection.
Other Methods of Streaming the Chicago Blackhawks for Free Online?
We are not aware of any free methods. However, there are many illegal methods which we don’t advise that you use. Simply put if you stream the Chicago Blackhawks illegally you’ll not be watching ice hockey anytime soon!