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The NHL on Fox logo

FOX NHL Sunday is a television program that televised National Hockey League games on Fox and produced by Fox Sports. The program ran from the 1994–1995 NHL season until the 1998–1999 NHL season. Fox paid $31 million a year to televise the NHL.

History Edit

On the heels of its surprise acquisition of the television rights to the National Football League in December 1993, Fox sought deals with other major sports leagues to expand its newly created sports division, opting to go after the rights to broadcast NHL games. CBS, which had just lost its NFL package (which primarily included the rights to regular season and playoff games from NFC) to Fox, was the network's primary competitor for the NHL package, hoping to replace some of the sports programming it had lost to the upstart network.

Nevertheless, in a serious blow to the elder network, Fox outbid CBS for the NHL package as well. On September 9, 1994, NHL reached a 5 year contract with Fox for the broadcast television rights to the league's games, beginning with the 1994–95 season. The network paid $155 million ($31 million annually) to televise NHL regular season and postseason games, considerably less than the $1.58 billion it paid for NFL television rights.

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 1975 Finals was broadcast on NBC, there would be no national over-the-air network coverage of NHL in United States (with the exception of CBS' coverage of Game 2 of 1979 Challenge Cup and Game 6 of 1980 Stanley Cup Finals, and NBC's coverage of 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 carrying a large number of games, in turn, providing low ratings for NHL telecasts. ABC eventually resumed 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 5 seasons).

Fox inaugurated its NHL coverage on April 2, 1995, towards the end of the 1994–95 regular season, with 6 games (between New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers; St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings; Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals; Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars; Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning; and San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks). Mike Emrick and John Davidson served as the lead broadcast team for national game broadcasts on FOX; Joe Micheletti served as the rinkside reporter 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 and Dave Maloney hosted the show from the Fox studio in Los Angeles. For the 5th final season, it was Suzy Kolber and Terry Crisp. Occasionally, active NHL players such as Mike Modano would serve as guest analysts.

FoxTrax Edit

For more details on this topic, see FoxTrax.

FoxTrax (colloquially called the glow puck, smart puck, or super puck) was a specialized ice hockey puck with internal electronics that allow its position to be tracked that was designed for NHL telecasts on Fox. Primarily, it was used to visually highlight the puck on-screen and display a trail when the puck was moving rapidly.

Stanley Cup playoff coverage Edit

During the first two rounds of the playoffs, at least two games were aired each round and at least two games were distributed regionally, unless other series involving other scheduled games were already finished, in which case the telecast was broadcast nationally. Canadian viewers were upset over the apparent preference that the NHL had for Fox ahead of CBC Television in regards to the scheduling of playoff games; Montreal Gazette sports journalist Pat Hickey wrote that the schedule was "just another example of how the N.H.L. snubs its nose at the country that invented hockey and its fans.". 

All-Star Game, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals Edit

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

Stanley Cup Finals Edit

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. FOX was usually scheduled to air Games 1, 5, and 7; ESPN airs Games 2, 3, 4, and 6 . However from 1995 -1998, the Finals were all 4 game sweeps; 1999 Finals ended in 6 games. The consequence was that - except for 1995, when FOX did televise Game 4 - the decisive game was never on network television. Perhaps in recognition of this, Games 3–7 were always televised by ABC Sports in the succeeding broadcast agreement between the NHL and ABC Sports/ESPN.

Game 4 of the 1995 Final was notable because not only did the New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup, but also their main television play-by-play announcer, Mike Emrick announced it. KTVU, the Fox affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area, dropped Game 4 of the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals (June 24) for a San Francisco Giants game. The game between the Giants and Florida Marlins in Miami had a long rain-delay. This allowed for KTVU to broadcast the hockey game after-all. However, the baseball game finally started before the hockey game ended. KTVU got a lot of complaints, so they re-aired the end of the hockey game the following Saturday.

Coverage overviewEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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Fox's logo for their regular season broadcasts.

Fox televised between 5 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.

1994–95Edit

Main article: 1994–95 NHL season
Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentator crews
4/2/95 New York Rangers at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Detroit
Boston at Washington
Dallas at Chicago
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
New York 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 Detroit at St. Louis
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Chicago at Dallas
New York Rangers at New York Islanders
Tampa Bay at Florida
Los Angeles at San Jose
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
6 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Jiggs McDonald and Greg Millen
Dave Strader and Gary Green
4/23/95 New York 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
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Dave Strader and Denis Potvin
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Gary Green
4/30/95 St. Louis at San Jose
New York 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 Mike Eruzione
Dave Strader and Denis Potvin
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Bob Miller and Gary Green

1995–96Edit

Main article: 1995–96 NHL season
Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentator crews
1/27/96 New York 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
New York 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
New York 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
New York Rangers at New York Islanders
Anaheim at San Jose
3 p.m.
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
Randy Hahn and Pete Stemkowski
4/7/96 Colorado at Dallas
Detroit at Chicago
Boston at Philadelphia
New York 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
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Randy Hahn and Pete Stemkowski
4/14/96 Detroit at Dallas
Pittsburgh at Boston
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay
New York 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.

1996–97Edit

Main article: 1996–97 NHL season
Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentating crews
1/25/97 Colorado at Boston
New York Rangers at Pittsburgh
Detroit at Philadelphia
Tampa Bay at Florida
Anaheim at Los Angeles
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 Craig Simpson
Bob Miller and Jim Fox
2/1/97 Phoenix at Pittsburgh
Detroit at St. Louis
Colorado at San Jose
New York 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 New York Rangers at New York 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
Boston at Phoenix
Colorado at St. Louis
New York Rangers at Chicago
3 p.m
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
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 Brian Hayward
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
New York Rangers at Detroit
Chicago at Colorado
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

1997–98Edit

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 New York 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 New York 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 New York Islanders
Carolina at Boston
Philadelphia at Colorado
Los Angeles at Anaheim
Chicago at Dallas
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 New York 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
New York 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
New York 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 New York 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
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
3/28/98 Carolina at Philadelphia
New York 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
New York Rangers at New York 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 New York 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
New York Rangers at Philadelphia
Boston at Pittsburgh
St. Louis at Phoenix
Anaheim at Los Angeles
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
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Note Edit

1998–99Edit

Main article: 1998–99 NHL season
Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentator crews
2/7/99 New York 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 New York 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 New York 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
New York 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
New York Rangers at New York 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 New York 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
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Peter McNab
4/4/99 New York 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 New York 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 Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

^The Pittsburgh PenguinsNew York Rangers game on April 18 (Wayne Gretzky's final game before his retirement) began on MSG in the New York City market as WNYW (Fox's flagship station) aired a Yankees game against the Detroit Tigers. The station would join the hockey game midway through the second period. 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 playoff coverageEdit

1995Edit

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentators
5/7/95 New Jersey at Boston
Buffalo at Philadelphia
Dallas at Detroit
Vancouver at St. Louis
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Dave Strader and Denis Potvin
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
5/14/95 New York 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
New York 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
  • The May 14 game in Quebec City was the final home game ever for the Quebec Nordiques. The team would become the Colorado Avalanche in the fall of 1995.
  • 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.

1996Edit

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentators
4/21/96 Philadelphia at Tampa Bay
New York Rangers at Montréal*
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 New York Rangers at Montréal*
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*
New York 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

1997Edit

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentators
4/20/97 New York 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*
New York Rangers at New Jersey
2 p.m.
2 p.m.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
5/11/97 New York 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 New York Rangers at Philadelphia 2 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
5/25/97 New York 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

1998Edit

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.
2 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

1999Edit

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.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
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

See also: NHL on Fox commentator pairings

Commentator CrewsEdit

Studio commentatorsEdit

RatingsEdit

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

Year Teams Games Carried Rating
1995 New Jersey-Detroit 1, 4 4.0
1996 Colorado-Florida 1, 3 3.6
1997 Detroit-Philadelphia 1 4.0
1998 Detroit-Washington 1 3.3
1999 Dallas-Buffalo 1-2, 5 3.4

Regular seasonEdit

Season Number of Dates Rating
1994–95 5 2.0
1995–96 6 2.1
1996–97 6 1.9
1997–98 11 1.4
1998–99 11 1.4

All-Star GameEdit

Year Rating
1995 No game due to 1994-95 NHL lockout
1996 4.1
1997 2.8
1998 2.7
1999 2.2
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