NHL 2Night is a former news magazine show that used to broadcast highlights of NHL games and stories about the league up to five nights a week on ESPN and ESPN2.
It was usually broadcast live at 10:00PM ET or immediately following a game on ESPN2. It was then re-broadcast a few times throughout the night and following day.
The show debuted in 1995. The show was originally hosted by Bill Pidto and later John Buccigross. Barry Melrose was the lead studio analyst.
For the 2004-05 season, the NHL and ESPN extended their broadcast agreement with options for the two following seasons. From a high of 129 game telecasts on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC in 1999-2000, the new deal called for 40 games on ESPN2. As part of this reduced commitment, the network cancelled NHL 2Night in May of 2004. ESPNEWS now provides expanded segments for Barry Melrose, usually on Thursday nights, to analyze NHL action.