Here’s something you won’t find on ESPN Classic (and that’s not a bad thing): A classic Blackhawks game featuring the Golden Jet, Bobby Hull.
The game from Dec. 11, 1971 features Hull and two other Blackhawk legends – Stan Mikita and goalie Tony Esposito, will air Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. Their opponent was the Toronto Maple Leafs and was broadcast from Maple Leaf Gardens. It was originally broadcast on CBC and was televised in black-and-white (yes, in 1971. CBC didn’t have a full-color schedule until 1974 – eight years after the U.S. networks went to broadcasting their entire prime-time schedules in color.)
There’s also going to be pre-game, post-game, and intermission interviews.
Recently, the three Hockey Hall of Famers returned to the Blackhawks organ-i-zation as goodwill ambassadors. Hull and Mikita were honored at a recent home game.