By Chris Emma–
(CBS) The Blackhawks will raise their sixth championship banner on Oct. 7, prior to an Original Six matchup with the New York Rangers. That game time is set for 7 p.m. CT at the United Center.
This news came Wednesday from the Blackhawks in conjunction with the NHL, which will release the full 2015-’16 schedule Thursday morning.
Additionally, the Blackhawks will play on Oct. 9 against the New York Islanders, the organization’s first game at the Barclays Center. The Islanders had played in Long Island since 1972.
Chicago won the Stanley Cup with a 2-0 victory in Game 6 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on June 15. The last NHL team to repeat as champions was the Red Wings in 1997 and 1998.
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