When it's a scorching summer (or not, in this case) it's nice to think cold thoughts.  Like ice.  When I think about ice I think of hockey, and when I think about hockey I definitely think about our mighty Blackhawks!  

Single-game tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 preseason home games at the United Center will go on sale on this Monday, Aug. 4, at 10:00 am.  You will be able to purchase tickets via chicagoblackhawks.com, by visiting any Ticketmaster location or by calling (800) 745-3000. Chicago’s home preseason slate will feature three Original Six opponents: the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.

The Blackhawks begin their 2014 preseason schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 23, when they host the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center. Chicago will also host the 2014 Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers on Friday, Sept. 26, and the Montreal Canadiens, who reached the 2014 Eastern Conference Final, on Wednesday, Oct. 1. All three home preseason games will begin at 7:30 p.m. CT. Chicago will travel to Detroit on Thursday, Sept. 25, Edmonton (at Saskatoon) on Sunday, Sept. 28, and the New York Rangers on Friday, Oct. 3, during the preseason.