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NHL on Fox was a television program that televised NHL games on the Fox television network and produced by Fox Sports. The program ran from the 1994–95 NHL season until 1998–99 NHL season. Fox paid $31 million a year ($155 million in total) to televise the NHL.

Coverage OverviewEdit

NHL's initial deal with Fox was significant as a network television contract in the United States was long thought unattainable during the presidency of John Ziegler. For 17 years after the 1975 Finals was broadcast on NBC, there would be no national over-the-air network coverage of the NHL in the United States, except CBS' coverage of Game 2 of the 1979 Challenge Cup and Game 6 of the 1980 Stanley Cup Finals, and NBC's coverage of the NHL All-Star Game from 1990 to 1994) and only spotty coverage on regional networks. This was due to the fact that no network was willing to commit to a large number of games, in turn, providing low ratings for NHL games. ABC eventually resume broadcasting regular NHL games (on a time buy basis through ESPN) for the 1992–93 season (and continuing through the 1993–94 season before Fox took over for the next five seasons). The Fox deal is perhaps best remembered for the FoxTrax puck, which while generally popular according to Fox Sports, generated a great deal of controversy from longtime fans of the game.

Fox inaugurated its NHL coverage on April 2, 1995, towards the end of the 1994–95 regular season, with 6 games (between NY Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers; St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings; Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals; Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars; Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning; and San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks). Mike Emrick and John Davidson served as the lead broadcast team for national game broadcasts on FOX, while regionally distributed games were handled by a variety of announcers, in addition to Emrick and Davidson. For the first 4 years of the deal, James Brown hosted the show from the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles and Dave Maloney as analyst from the Fox Network Center studios in Los Angeles. For the 5th and final season, Suzy Kolber served as the studio host and Terry Crisp served as the studio analyst. Occasionally, active NHL players such as Mike Modano would serve as guest analysts.

FoxTraxEdit

FoxTrax (colloquially also called the glow puck, smart puck, laser puck, Fox Puck or super puck) was a specialized ice hockey puck with internal electronics that allowed its position to be tracked designed for NHL telecasts on the Fox television network. Primarily, it was used to visually highlight the puck on-screen and display a trail when the puck was moving rapidly. In 1994, Fox won a contract to broadcast NHL games in United States. A common complaint among viewers was that the puck was difficult to follow on the ice. Thus, FoxTrax was created to remedy this problem. The FoxTrax puck was first used during the 1996 NHL All-Star Game. It was last used during Game 1 of the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals. FOX was scheduled to televise Games 5, and 7, but the series ended in 4 games. In August of 1998, NHL broadcast rights went to ABC, and FoxTrax was not brought back for the final season.

Stanley Cup Playoff CoverageEdit

In the first two rounds of the playoffs, 2 games were televised each round. Canadians were upset over the apparent preference that NHL had to Fox ahead of CBC for scheduling of playoff games as Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette wrote that the schedule was "just another example of how the NHL snubs its nose at the country that invented hockey and its fans." The controversy repeated itself in 2007 as CBC was once again given second billing to Versus' coverage of the playoffs.

All-Star Game, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

For the NHL All-Star Game, Conference Finals, and Stanley Cup Finals, the games are national games were hosted from the arena. The 1996 and 1997 NHL All-Star Games were televised in prime time.

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

Fox split coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals with ESPN. Game 1 of the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals was the first Finals game shown on network television since 1980 and the first in prime time since 1973. Games 1, 5, and 7 were usually scheduled to be televised by FOX. Games 2, 3, 4, and 6 by ESPN, however from 1995-1998, the Finals were all 4 game sweeps and 1999 ended in 6 games. The consequence was that (except for 1995, when Fox did televised Game 4) the decisive game was never on network television. Perhaps in recognition of this, Games 3–7 were always televised by ABC in the succeeding broadcast agreement between the NHL and ABC Sports/ESPN. Game 4 of the 1995 Stanley Cup Final was notable because not only did New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup, but also their lead television play-by-play announcer, Mike Emrick announced it.

Stanley Cup Finals Broadcast SchedulesEdit

  • 1995: Games 1, 4, 5, and 7 on FOX; Games 2, 3, and 6 on ESPN
  • 1996: Games 1, 3, 5, and 7 on FOX; Games 2, 4, and 6 on ESPN
  • 1997: Games 1, 5, 6, and 7 on FOX; Games 2, 3, and 4 on ESPN
  • 1998: Games 1, 5, and 7 on FOX; Games 2, 3, 4, and 6 on ESPN
  • 1999: Games 1, 2, 5, and 7 on FOX; Games 3, 4, and 6 on ESPN

The end of NHL on FOXEdit

Things ended badly between FOX and the NHL when the league announced a new TV deal with ESPN that also called for ABC to become the new network TV partner (as previously mentioned). Fox challenged that it wasn't given a chance to match the network component of the deal, but ABC ultimately prevailed. Fox placed a bid for NHL broadcast rights when they came up for renewal in 2011, but they dropped out of bidding as a result of a bidding war between NBCUniversal and ESPN. NBC Universal (who owns the NBC, Versus, and USA networks) won the bidding and a 10-year contract extension.

Coverage overview Edit

Regular season Edit

Fox's logo for their regular season broadcasts.

Fox televised between 2 and 11 regionally distributed games on Saturday or Sunday afternoons during the regular season, where anywhere from 2 to 6 games ran concurrently. All times below are Eastern.

1994–95 Edit

Main article: 1994–95 NHL season

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentator crews
4/2/95 NY Rangers at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Detroit
Boston at Washington
Chicago at Dallas
Florida at Tampa Bay
San Jose at Anaheim
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
6 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Dave Strader and Denis Potvin

Dick Stockton and Mike Eruzione

Kenny Albert and Gary Green

4/9/95 Boston at Buffalo
NY Rangers at New Jersey
Dallas at St. Louis
Detroit at Chicago
Los Angeles at Anaheim
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
6 p.m.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Greg Millen

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Kenny Albert and Gary Green

4/16/95 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

Detroit at St. Louis

NY Rangers at NY Islanders

Chicago at Dallas

Tampa Bay at Florida

Los Angeles at San Jose

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

6 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

Jiggs McDonald and Greg Millen

Dave Strader and Gary Green

4/23/95 NY Rangers at Boston
Chicago at St. Louis
Detroit at San Jose
Philadelphia at Buffalo
Anaheim at Los Angeles
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
6 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Dave Strader and Denis Potvin
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Kenny Albert and Gary Green

4/30/95 St. Louis at San Jose
NY Rangers at Philadelphia
Washington at Florida
Chicago at Detroit
Pittsburgh at Boston
Anaheim at Los Angeles
3 p.m.

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
6 p.m.

Kenny Albert and Mickey Redmond

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Dick Stockton and Joe Micheletti
Dave Strader and Denis Potvin
Sam Rosen and Mike Eruzione
Bob Miller and Gary Green

1995–96 Edit

Main article: 1995–96 NHL season

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentator crews
1/27/96 NY Rangers at Boston
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh*
Anaheim at Los Angeles
Colorado at San Jose
Tampa Bay at St. Louis
Detroit at Chicago
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Dave Strader and Greg Millen
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

2/3/96 Chicago at San Jose
Florida at Tampa Bay

NY Rangers at Colorado*
Pittsburgh at Detroit
Buffalo at Boston
Philadelphia at St. Louis

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Dave Strader and Greg Millen
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Rick Jeanneret and Mickey Redmond
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

2/10/96 St. Louis at Dallas
NY Rangers at New Jersey
Detroit at Tampa Bay

Philadelphia at Boston*
Chicago at Pittsburgh
San Jose at Los Angeles

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Dave Strader and Greg Millen

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

3/31/96 Boston at Buffalo

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Detroit*
Dallas at Chicago
NY Rangers at NY Islanders

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

4/7/96 Colorado at Dallas
Detroit at Chicago*
Boston at Philadelphia
NY Rangers at New Jersey
Anaheim at San Jose
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Dave Strader and Greg Millen

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Randy Hahn and Pete Stemkowski

4/14/96 Detroit at Dallas

Pittsburgh at Boston

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay

NY Rangers at Florida*

St. Louis at Chicago

Los Angeles at Colorado

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Dave Strader and Greg Millen

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

*Denotes use of FoxTrax puck.

1996–97 Edit

Main article: 1996–97 NHL season

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentator crews
1/25/97 Colorado at Boston

NY Rangers at Pittsburgh
Detroit at Philadelphia
Anaheim at Los Angeles
Tampa Bay at Florida

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Bob Miller and Dale Tallon
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

2/1/97 Phoenix at Pittsburgh
Detroit at St. Louis
Colorado at San Jose
NY Rangers at Philadelphia
Washington at Florida
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Lange and Paul Steigerwald

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson
Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

2/8/97 NY Rangers at NY Islanders
Chicago at Colorado
St. Louis at Boston
Detroit at Pittsburgh
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

2/15/97 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

Colorado at St. Louis

Boston at Phoenix

NY Rangers at Chicago

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

2/22/97 Phoenix at Anaheim
Chicago at Pittsburgh
Detroit at St. Louis
Philadelphia at Florida
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
3/1/97 Philadelphia at Boston
Florida at Tampa Bay

NY Rangers at Detroit
Chicago at Colorado

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Sam Rosen and Craig Simpson
Kenny Albert and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

1997–98 Edit

Main article: 1997–98 NHL season

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentator crews
1/24/98 Philadelphia at Detroit
St. Louis at Chicago
New Jersey at NY Rangers
Los Angeles at Anaheim
Dallas at Colorado
Boston at Pittsburgh
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
1/31/98 NY Rangers at Boston
Chicago at Los Angeles
Detroit at Pittsburgh
Dallas at St. Louis
Tampa Bay at Florida
Colorado at San Jose
3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
John Kelly and Craig Simpson

2/7/98 New Jersey at NY Islanders
Carolina at Boston
Philadelphia at Colorado

Chicago at Dallas

Los Angeles at Anaheim
Detroit at St. Louis

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Howie Rose and Chico Resch

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

2/28/98 Philadelphia at NY Rangers
Chicago at Colorado
Pittsburgh at Boston
Washington at Tampa Bay
St. Louis at Los Angeles
Phoenix at Dallas
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
3/7/98 Detroit at Los Angeles

NY Rangers at New Jersey

Florida at Washington

Dallas at St. Louis
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

Chicago at Boston

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

3/14/98 Buffalo at Pittsburgh

Detroit at Philadelphia
NY Rangers at Boston
Chicago at Tampa Bay
Colorado at Los Angeles
Phoenix at St. Louis

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
3/21/98 Phoenix at Los Angeles
Boston at Buffalo
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
Detroit at NY Rangers
Colorado at San Jose
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

3/28/98 Carolina at Philadelphia
NY Rangers at Pittsburgh

Anaheim at Colorado
Detroit at St. Louis
Florida at Boston
San Jose at Dallas

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

4/4/98 Detroit at Chicago
Colorado at St. Louis
Florida at Philadelphia
Los Angeles at Washington
NY Rangers at NY Islanders
3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
4/11/98 NY Rangers at Detroit
Florida at Pittsburgh
Phoenix at St. Louis
Washington at Philadelphia
Dallas at Tampa Bay
Colorado at Los Angeles
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
6 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
4/18/98 Chicago at Dallas

Detroit at Colorado

NY Rangers at Philadelphia
Anaheim at Los Angeles
Boston at Pittsburgh

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

Notes Edit

  • FOX was initially scheduled to air a Pittsburgh Penguins-Tampa Bay Lightning game on April 4, but FOX removed the game.

1998–99 Edit

Main article: 1998–99 NHL season Edit

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentator Crews
2/7/99 NY Rangers at Boston

Detroit at Pittsburgh
Colorado at Dallas

3 p.m.

3 p.m.
3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

2/14/99 Detroit at NY Rangers

Philadelphia at Colorado

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

2/21/99 Boston at Chicago
Colorado at Dallas

Detroit at Buffalo

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

Jiggs McDonald and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

2/28/99 Philadelphia at NY Rangers

Pittsburgh at Washington
Los Angeles at Dallas

3 p.m.

3 p.m.
3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

3/7/99 Colorado at Pittsburgh

NY Rangers at Boston
St. Louis at Dallas

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

3/14/99 Detroit at Colorado

St. Louis at Chicago
NY Rangers at NY Islanders

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

3/21/99 Pittsburgh at NY Rangers

Detroit at Philadelphia
Colorado at Chicago

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

3/28/99 Philadelphia at Detroit

St. Louis at Chicago
Los Angeles at Colorado

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m
Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

4/4/99 NY Rangers at New Jersey

Detroit at Dallas

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
4/11/99 Pittsburgh at Detroit^

Colorado at St. Louis
Los Angeles at Dallas

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

4/18/99 Pittsburgh at NY Rangers^

Dallas at Colorado
Boston at Philadelphia

3 p.m.

3 p.m.
3 p.m.

Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Sam Rosen

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Kenny Albert and Joe Micheletti

^The Pittsburgh Penguins–New York Rangers game on April 18 (Wayne Gretzky's final game before his retirement) began MSG Network. The week prior (April 11), WNYW aired another Yankees game over the Pittsburgh–Detroit NHL game, which instead aired on MSG from start to finish.

Stanley Cup playoffs coverage Edit

1995 Edit

Main article: 1995 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentators
5/7/95 Buffalo at Philadelphia

New Jersey at Boston
Dallas at Detroit
Vancouver at St. Louis

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Dave Strader and Denis Potvin

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

5/14/95 NY Rangers at Quebec
Washington at Pittsburgh
Buffalo at Philadelphia
Detroit at Dallas
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Jiggs McDonald and Mickey Redmond
Dave Strader and Joe Micheletti

5/21/95 San Jose at Detroit

NY Rangers at Philadelphia

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

5/28/95 New Jersey at Pittsburgh 3 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
6/4/95 Chicago at Detroit 3 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
6/11/95 New Jersey at Philadelphia 3 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
6/17/95 New Jersey at Detroit 8 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
6/24/95 Detroit at New Jersey 8 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti

Notes Edit

  • The May 14 game in Quebec was the final home game for Quebec Nordiques. The franchise became Colorado Avalanche.
  • The June 24 game in New Jersey was the Stanley Cup Finals' deciding game as New Jersey Devils swept Detroit Red Wings. Although FOX did retain rights to certain other games where the Cup could be decided (including any and all Game 7s), 1995 was the only time during its run as NHL broadcaster that FOX actually carried the Cup-clinching victory on-air.

1996 Edit

Main article: 1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentators
4/21/96 Philadelphia at Tampa Bay

NY Rangers at Montreal*
Detroit at Winnipeg
Chicago at Calgary

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Kenny Albert and Mickey Redmond
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

4/28/96 NY Rangers at Montreal*

Pittsburgh at Washington
Detroit at Winnipeg

3 p.m.

3 p.m.
3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

5/5/96 St. Louis at Detroit*

NY Rangers at Pittsburgh

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti 

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

5/12/96 Florida at Philadelphia

St. Louis at Detroit*

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
5/19/96 Colorado at Detroit* 3 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
5/26/96 Pittsburgh at Florida* 3 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
6/4/96 Florida at Colorado* 8 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, Joe Micheletti, and Sandra Neil
6/8/96 Colorado at Florida* 8 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, Joe Micheletti, and Sandra Neil

Notes Edit

  • Denotes use of FoxTrax puck.
  • The April 28 game in Winnipeg was the final home game for the original Winnipeg Jets. The franchise would become the Phoenix Coyotes in the fall of 1996.

1997 Edit

Main article: 1997 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentators
4/20/97 NY Rangers at Florida

Detroit at St. Louis

Colorado at Chicago

Anaheim at Phoenix

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

4/27/97 Detroit at St. Louis

Dallas at Edmonton

Anaheim at Phoenix

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

5/4/97 Anaheim at Detroit

NY Rangers at New Jersey

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti 

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

5/11/97 NY Rangers at New Jersey

Philadelphia at Buffalo*

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

5/18/97 NY Rangers at Philadelphia 2 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
5/25/97 NY Rangers at Philadelphia 2 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
5/31/97 Detroit at Philadelphia 8 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, Joe Micheletti, and Christine Simpson

1998 Edit

Main article: 1998 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentators
4/26/98 New Jersey at Ottawa

Washington at Boston
Detroit at Phoenix

Dallas at San Jose

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Daryl Reaugh

5/3/98 Washington at Boston

Detroit at Phoenix

2 p.m.

3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti 

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

5/10/98 St. Louis at Detroit*

Montreal at Buffalo

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

5/17/98 St. Louis at Detroit 2 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
5/24/98 Detroit at Dallas 2 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
5/31/98 Dallas at Detroit 2 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
6/9/98 Washington at Detroit* 8 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti

1999 Edit

Main article: 1999 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentators
4/25/99 New Jersey at Pittsburgh
Detroit at Anaheim
Phoenix at St. Louis
3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

5/2/99 New Jersey at Pittsburgh

Phoenix at St. Louis

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

5/9/99 Buffalo at Boston

Detroit at Colorado

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

5/16/99 Detroit at Colorado

Buffalo at Boston

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

5/23/99 Buffalo at Toronto 2 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
5/30/99 Colorado at Dallas 2 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
6/8/99 Buffalo at Dallas 8 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
6/10/99 Buffalo at Dallas 8 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
6/17/99 Buffalo at Dallas 8 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Mike Emrick-John Davidson
  • Sam Rosen-Joe Micheletti
  • Kenny Albert-Gary Green, Denis Potvin, Craig Simpson, Terry Crisp, Peter McNab
  • Pat Foley-Mickey Redmond
  • Rick Jeanneret-Mickey Redmond
  • John Kelly-Craig Simpson
  • Mike Lange-Paul Steigerwald
  • Josh Lewin-Daryl Reaugh
  • Jiggs McDonald-Peter McNab
  • Bob Miller-Gary Green
  • Howie Rose-Chico Resch
  • Dick Stockton-Mike Eruzione
  • Dave Strader-Denis Potvin or Greg Millen

Studio CommentatorsEdit

  • James Brown: Studio host (1994–1998)
  • Terry Crisp: Studio analyst (1998–1999)
  • Suzy Kolber: Studio host (1998–1999)
  • Dave Maloney: Studio analyst (1994–1998)

ReportersEdit