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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.

Coverage overviewEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Fox televised between 2 and 11 regionally distributed games on 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 New York Rangers at Philadelphia
Boston at Washington
Florida at Tampa Bay
St. Louis at Detroit
Chicago at Dallas
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
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Dick Stockton and Mike Eruzione
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Dave Strader and Denis Potvin
Kenny Albert and Gary Green
4/9/95 Boston at Buffalo
New York Rangers at New Jersey
Detroit at Chicago
Dallas at St. Louis
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
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Jiggs McDonald and Greg Millen
Kenny Albert and Gary Green
4/16/95 New York Rangers at New York Islanders
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Tampa Bay at Florida
Detroit at St. Louis
Chicago at Dallas
Los Angeles at San Jose
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
6 p.m.
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Jiggs McDonald and Greg Millen
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Dave Strader and Gary Green
4/23/95 New York Rangers at Boston
Philadelphia at Buffalo
Chicago at St. Louis
Anaheim at Los Angeles
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
Dave Strader and Denis Potvin
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Kenny Albert and Gary Green
4/30/95 Pittsburgh at Boston
New York Rangers at Philadelphia
Washington at Florida
Chicago at Detroit
St. Louis at San Jose
Anaheim at Los Angeles
3 p.m.
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
Dick Stockton and Mike Eruzione
Dave Strader and Denis Potvin
Kenny Albert and Mickey Redmond
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 New York Rangers at Boston
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh*
Tampa Bay at St. Louis
Detroit at Chicago
Colorado at San Jose
Anaheim at Los Angeles
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
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Dave Strader and Greg Millen
2/3/96 Buffalo at Boston
Florida at Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh at Detroit
Philadelphia at St. Louis
New York Rangers at Colorado*
Chicago at San Jose
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Rick Jeanneret and Mickey Redmond
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Dave Strader and Greg Millen
2/10/96 Philadelphia at Boston*
New York Rangers at New Jersey
Detroit at Tampa Bay
Chicago at Pittsburgh
St. Louis at Dallas
San Jose at Los Angeles
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
Dave Strader and Greg Millen
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
3/31/96 Boston at Buffalo
New York Rangers at New York Islanders
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Detroit*
Dallas at Chicago
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
4/7/96 New York Rangers at New Jersey
Boston at Philadelphia
Colorado at Dallas
Detroit at Chicago*
Anaheim at San Jose
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
Randy Hahn and Pete Stemkowski
4/14/96 Pittsburgh at Boston
New York Rangers at Florida*
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay
St. Louis at Chicago
Detroit at Dallas
Los Angeles at Colorado
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
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Dave Strader and Greg Millen
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

Notes Edit

1996–97 Edit

Main Article: 1996–97 NHL season

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentating Crews
1/25/97 Colorado at Boston
Detroit at Philadelphia
New York Rangers at Pittsburgh
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
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson
Bob Miller and Jim Fox
2/1/97 Phoenix at Pittsburgh
New York Rangers at Philadelphia
Washington at Florida
Detroit at St. Louis
Colorado at San Jose
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Lange and Paul Steigerwald
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson
2/8/97 St. Louis at Boston
New York Rangers at New York Islanders
Detroit at Pittsburgh
Chicago at Colorado
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
2/15/97 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
New York Rangers at Chicago

Colorado at St. Louis
Boston at Phoenix

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
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson
2/22/97 Chicago at Pittsburgh
Philadelphia at Florida
Detroit at St. Louis
Phoenix at Anaheim
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
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

1997–98 Edit

Main Article: 1997–98 NHL season

Date Teams Start times (All times Eastern) Commentator crews
1/24/98 New Jersey at New York Rangers
Boston at Pittsburgh
Philadelphia at Detroit
St. Louis at Chicago
Dallas at Colorado
Los Angeles at Anaheim
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
1/31/98 New York Rangers at Boston
Detroit at Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay at Florida
Dallas at St. Louis
Chicago at Los Angeles
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
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
2/7/98 Carolina at Boston
New Jersey at New York Islanders
Detroit at St. Louis
Chicago at Dallas
Philadelphia at Colorado
Los Angeles at Anaheim
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Howie Rose and Chico Resch
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
2/28/98 Pittsburgh at Boston
Philadelphia at New York Rangers
Washington at Tampa Bay
Phoenix at Dallas
Chicago at Colorado
St. Louis at Los Angeles
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
3/7/98 Chicago at Boston
New York Rangers at New Jersey
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
Florida at Washington
Dallas at St. Louis
Detroit at Los Angeles
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
3/14/98 New York Rangers at Boston
Detroit at Philadelphia
Buffalo at Pittsburgh
Chicago at Tampa Bay
Phoenix at St. Louis
Colorado at Los Angeles
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
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
3/21/98 Boston at Buffalo
Detroit at New York Rangers
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
Phoenix at Los Angeles
Colorado at San Jose
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
3/28/98 Florida at Boston
Carolina at Philadelphia
New York Rangers at Pittsburgh
Detroit at St. Louis
San Jose at Dallas
Anaheim at Colorado
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
4/4/98 New York Rangers at New York Islanders
Florida at Philadelphia
Los Angeles at Washington
Detroit at Chicago
Colorado at St. Louis
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
4/11/98 Washington at Philadelphia
Florida at Pittsburgh
Dallas at Tampa Bay
New York Rangers at Detroit
Phoenix at St. Louis
Colorado at Los Angeles
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
6 p.m.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
John Kelly and Craig Simpson
4/18/98 New York Rangers at Philadelphia
Boston at Pittsburgh
Chicago at Dallas
Detroit at Colorado
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.
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh
John Kelly and Craig Simpson

1998–99 Edit

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
Boston at Philadelphia
Dallas at Colorado
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Sam Rosen
Kenny Albert and Joe Micheletti
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

1995 Edit

Main Article: 1995 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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 Québec
Buffalo at Philadelphia
Washington at Pittsburgh
Detroit at Dallas
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Mickey Redmond
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
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

Notes Edit

  • 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 the New Jersey Devils swept the 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 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 New York Rangers at Montréal*
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay
Detroit at Winnipeg
Chicago at Calgary
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
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.
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

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 New York Rangers at Florida*
Colorado at Chicago

Detroit at St. Louis
Anaheim at Phoenix

2 p.m.
2 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson
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

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.
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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