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== Broadcast teams ==
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==Broadcast teams==
'''ESPN '''did not have fixed broadcast teams during the 1985–86 season. [[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]], [[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]], [[Jim Hughson]], [[Dan Kelly (sportscaster)|Dan Kelly]], [[Mike Lange]], [[Jiggs McDonald]], [[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|Jim Kelly]], and [[Mike Patrick]] handled the play-by-play and [[Mickey Redmond]], [[Bill Clement|Bill Clement]], [[John Davidson (ice hockey)|John Davidson]], [[Gary Green (hockey coach)|Gary Green]], [[Paul Steigerwald]], and [[Peter McNab]] provided color commentary.
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ESPN did not have fixed broadcast teams during the [[1985–86 NHL season|1985–86 season]]. [[Sam Rosen]], [[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]], [[Jim Hughson]], [[Dan Kelly]], [[Mike Lange]], [[Jiggs McDonald]], [[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|Jim Kelly]], and [[Mike Patrick]] handled the play-by-play and [[Mickey Redmond]], [[Bill Clement]], [[John Davidson]], [[Phil Esposito]], and [[Brad Park]] provided color commentary.<ref>{{cite web | url= https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1985-10-05-8502130393-story.html | title= ESPN BREAKS THE ICE FOR SPORTS FANS WITH CAPS-RANGERS GAME THURSDAY | work= [[Sun-Sentinel]] | date= October 10, 1985 | accessdate= February 9, 2016}}</ref>
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{| class="wikitable"
 
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{|class="wikitable"
!Season
 
!Broadcasters
 
 
|-
 
|-
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! Season
|1986–87
 
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! Broadcasters
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|-
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| 1986–87
 
|
 
|
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# [[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]] (regular season)/[[Mike Emrick]] (playoffs)-[[Bill Clement]]<ref>{{cite web | url= https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1986-09-13-8602240337-story.html | title= BUT IT'S JUST RIGHT FOR MOUNTAIN TIME | work= [[Sun-Sentinel]] | date= September 13, 1986 | accessdate= February 9, 2016}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url= https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-04-24-sp-499-story.html/| title= Gary Player Gives His Views on Apartheid | work= [[Los Angeles Times]] | date= April 24, 1987 | accessdate= April 17, 2020}}</ref>
# [[Mike Emrick|'''Mike Emrick''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
 
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# [[Sam Rosen]], [[Rick Peckham]], or [[Tom Mees]]-[[John Davidson]]<ref>{{cite news|first=Rachel|last=Shuster|title=CBS ready if NBA games get boring |newspaper=USA Today|date=April 24, 1987}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|first=Rachel|last=Shuster|title= ESPN RATINGS |newspaper=USA Today|date=April 22, 1987}}</ref>
# [[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]], [[Rick Peckham]]''' '''or [[Tom Mees]]-[[John Davidson (ice hockey)|John Davidson]]
 
 
# [[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]]-[[Mike Liut]]
 
# [[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]]-[[Mike Liut]]
 
|-
 
|-
|1987–88
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| 1987–88
 
|
 
|
# [[Mike Emrick|'''Mike Emrick''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Mike Emrick]]-[[Bill Clement]]
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# [[Sam Rosen]]-[[Phil Esposito]]<ref>{{cite web | url= https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1988/04/22/espn-home-team-sports-cool-on-ice/f34eebf5-d1ee-4d8e-88b2-cbf907d10acb/ | title= ESPN, HOME TEAM SPORTS COOL ON ICE | work= [[Washington Post]] | date= April 22, 1988 | accessdate= April 17, 2020}}</ref>
# [[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]]-[[Phil Esposito]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
|1992–93
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| 1992–93
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Jim Schoenfeld]] (regular season)/[[Bill Clement]] (playoffs)
# [[Tom Mees]]-[[John Davidson (ice hockey)|John Davidson]], [[Brian Engblom]] or [[Darren Pang]]
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# [[Tom Mees]]-[[John Davidson]], [[Brian Engblom]], or [[Darren Pang]]
 
|-
 
|-
|1993–94
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| 1993–94
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
# [[Tom Mees]]-[[Darren Pang]]
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# [[Tom Mees]]-[[John Davidson]], [[Brian Engblom]], or [[Darren Pang]]
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Brian Engblom]] or [[Joe Micheletti]]
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# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
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# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
 
|-
 
|-
|1994–95
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| 1994–95
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
 
# [[Tom Mees]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Tom Mees]]-[[Darren Pang]]
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
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# [[Mike Goldberg]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Barry Melrose]]
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# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Bobby Taylor]]
 
|-
 
|-
|1995–96
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| 1995–96
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
 
# [[Tom Mees]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Tom Mees]]-[[Darren Pang]]
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
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# [[Mike Goldberg]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Barry Melrose]]
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# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Daryl Reaugh]]
 
|-
 
|-
|1996–97
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| 1996–97
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
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# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Bobby Taylor]]
 
|-
 
|-
|1997–98
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| 1997–98
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]]
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# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Darren Pang]]
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
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# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
[[Gary Thorne|'''<nowiki/>''']][[Steve Levy|<nowiki/>]][[Dave Strader|<nowiki/>]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
|1998–99
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| 1998–99
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
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# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Eddie Olczyk]]
# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Jim Schoenfeld]]
 
# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
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# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Rick Bowness]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Tony Twist]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
|1999–2000
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| 1999–2000
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Jim Schoenfeld]]
 
# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Jim Schoenfeld]]
 
# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
 
# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith (ice hockey)|Neil Smith]]
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# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith]] or [[Tony Twist]]
# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Tony Twist]]
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# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
|-
 
|-
|2000–01
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| 2000–01
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Jim Schoenfeld]]
 
# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Jim Schoenfeld]]
 
# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
 
# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith (ice hockey)|Neil Smith]]
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# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith]] or [[Tony Twist]]
 
|-
 
|-
|2001–02
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| 2001–02
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Jim Schoenfeld]]
 
# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Jim Schoenfeld]]
 
# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
 
# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith (ice hockey)|Neil Smith]]
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# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith]]
 
|-
 
|-
|2002–03
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| 2002–03
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]-'''[[John Davidson]]'''
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]] and [[John Davidson]]
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Barry Melrose]]-[[Darren Pang]]
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# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Barry Melrose]] and [[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith (ice hockey)|Neil Smith]]
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# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Neil Smith]]
# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Tony Twist]]
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# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Denis Potvin]]
# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Ray Ferraro]]
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# [[John Forslund]]-[[Eddie Olczyk]]
 
|-
 
|-
|2003–04
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| 2003–04
 
|
 
|
# [[Gary Thorne|'''Gary Thorne''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]-'''[[John Davidson]]'''
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]] and [[John Davidson]]
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Barry Melrose]]-[[Darren Pang]]
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# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Barry Melrose]] and [[Darren Pang]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith (ice hockey)|Neil Smith]]
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# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith]]
# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Ray Ferraro]]
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# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
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|'''Teams'''
 
|'''Teams'''
 
|'''Games'''
 
|'''Games'''
|'''Play-by-play'''
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|'''[[Play-by-play]]'''
|'''Color commentators'''
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|'''[[Color commentator]](s)'''
|'''Ice level reporters'''
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|'''[[Sideline reporter|Ice level reporter]](s)'''
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="9" |1986
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|rowspan=9|[[1986 Stanley Cup playoffs|1986]]
| rowspan="4" |Divisional semifinals
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|rowspan=4|Divisional semifinals
|Philadelphia-New York Rangers
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|[[Flyers–Rangers rivalry|Philadelphia-New York Rangers]]
 
|Games 4–5
 
|Games 4–5
|[[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|'''Jim Kelly''']] (Game 4)
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|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]] (Game 4)<br>[[Mike Lange]] (Game 5)
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|[[Mickey Redmond]]
[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']] (Game 5)
 
|[[Mickey Redmond|'''Mickey Redmond''']]
 
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Washington-New York Islanders
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|[[1985–86 Washington Capitals season|Washington]]-[[1985–86 New York Islanders season|New York Islanders]]
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|Game 1<ref>{{YouTube|title=1986 Islanders Capitals playoff series highlights|id=NwQmrcW3n0o}}</ref>
|Game 1
 
|[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']]
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|[[Mike Lange]]
|[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
|Montreal-Boston
 
 
|Game 3
 
|Game 3
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|[[Mike Lange]]
|[[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|'''Jim Kelly''']]
 
|[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[1985–86 Minnesota North Stars season|Minnesota]]-[[1985–86 St. Louis Blues season|St. Louis]]
|Minnesota-St. Louis
 
 
|Game 2
 
|Game 2
|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|'''Ken Wilson''']]
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|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]]
|[[Mickey Redmond|'''Mickey Redmond''']]
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|[[Mickey Redmond]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="3" |Divisional finals
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|rowspan=3|Divisional finals
|Washington-New York Rangers
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|[[Capitals–Rangers rivalry|Washington-New York Rangers]]
 
|Games 1–2, 4–6
 
|Games 1–2, 4–6
|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|'''Ken Wilson''']] (Games 1, 6)
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|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]] (Games 1, 6)<br>[[Mike Lange]] (Games 2, 4)<br>[[Jiggs McDonald]] (Game 5)
[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']] (Games 2, 4)<br>[[Jiggs McDonald|'''Jiggs McDonald''']] (Game 5)
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|[[Mickey Redmond]] (Game 1)<br>[[Bill Clement]] (Game 2, 4–6)
|[[Mickey Redmond|'''Mickey Redmond''']] (Game 1)
 
[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']] (Game 2, 4–6)
 
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[1985–86 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1985–86 Hartford Whalers season|Hartford]]
|Montreal-Hartford
 
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|Games 3, 7<ref>{{YouTube|title=1986 Adams Division Final Montreal Canadiens vs Hartford Whalers Game 7|id=bLwis6RYw6g}}</ref>
|Games 3, 7
 
|[[Jiggs McDonald|'''Jiggs McDonald''']] (Game 3)
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|[[Jiggs McDonald]] (Game 3)<br>[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]] (Game 7)
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|[[Bill Clement]]
[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|'''Ken Wilson''']] (Game 7)
 
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|
|[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Edmonton-Calgary
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|[[Battle of Alberta|Edmonton-Calgary]]
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|Games 2, 4–7<ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL 20.04.1986 G2 Calgary Flames - Edmonton Oilers|id=bIJFZ3Qvozw}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1986 NHL SCP DF G 4 Edmonton @ Calgary 4 24 1986|id=fJ8b4rBwsy4}}</ref>
|Games 2–7
 
|[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']] (Games 2, 7)
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|[[Mike Lange]] (Games 2, 7)<br>[[Jim Hughson]] (Games 4–6)
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|[[Mickey Redmond]]
[[Jim Hughson|'''Jim Hughson''']] (Games 3–6)
 
  +
|''[[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|Jim Kelly]]''
|[[Mickey Redmond|'''Mickey Redmond''']]
 
|[[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|'''''Jim Kelly''''']]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Conference finals
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|rowspan=2|Conference finals
|Montreal-New York Rangers
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|[[1985–86 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1985–86 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]]
  +
|Games 1–5<ref>{{YouTube|title=Canadiens V Rangers 1986 playoffs game 3 overtime|id=QqcC_M5N9s0}}</ref>
|Games 1–5
 
|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|'''Ken Wilson''']] (Games 1, 3)
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|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]] (Games 1, 3)<br>[[Jiggs McDonald]] (Game 2)<br>[[Mike Lange]] (Games 4–5)
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|[[Mickey Redmond]]
[[Jiggs McDonald|'''Jiggs McDonald''']] (Game 2)<br>[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']] (Games 4–5)
 
|[[Mickey Redmond|'''Mickey Redmond''']]
 
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|[[1985–86 Calgary Flames season|Calgary]]-[[1985–86 St. Louis Blues season|St. Louis]]
|Calgary-St. Louis
 
  +
|Games 1–7<ref>{{YouTube|title=The Monday Night Miracle (1986) BLUES 6-5 FLAMES|id=Hu8KQardwaE}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=Smapdi's Hockey Videos NHL.Classic.11.28.2006.Blues.v.Flames.SemiFinals.G7.1986.EN|id=Zx_ypH3me48}}</ref>
|Games 1–7
 
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|[[Jim Hughson]] (Games 1, 3, 5)<br>[[Mike Lange]] (Game 2)<br>[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]] (Games 4, 6)<br>[[Sam Rosen]] (Game 7)
|[[Jim Hughson|'''Jim Hughson''']] (Games 1, 3, 5)
 
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|[[Bill Clement]]
[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']] (Game 2)
 
 
[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|'''Ken Wilson''']] (Games 4, 6)
 
 
[[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|'''Sam Rosen''']] (Game 7)
 
|[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
 
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="10" |1987
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|rowspan=10|[[1987 Stanley Cup playoffs|1987]]
| rowspan="4" |Divisional semifinals
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|rowspan=4|Divisional semifinals
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|[[1986–87 Hartford Whalers season|Hartford]]-[[1986–87 Quebec Nordiques season|Québec]]
|Philadelphia-New York Rangers
 
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|Game 5
|Games 3–4, 6
 
|Mike Emrick
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
|Washington-New York Islanders
 
  +
|Games 1–2<ref>{{YouTube|title=*Bruins - Canadiens brawl 4/8/87 playoffs|id=ndGWrl5fj4Q}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=Mats Naslund overtime goal vs. Boston, Game 2 of the 1987 Adams Division Semi-Final|id=TEAU1FIkAiI}}</ref>
|Game 7
 
|Mike Emrick
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|''Tom Mees''
 
|-
 
|Hartford-Quebec
 
|Game 5
 
|Mike Emrick
 
|Bill Clement
 
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|[[Flyers–Rangers rivalry|Philadelphia-New York Rangers]]
|Montreal-Boston
 
|Games 1–2
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|Games 3–4, 6
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|[[Mike Emrick]] (Games 3, 6)<br>[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]] (Game 4) and [[Mike Emrick]]
|Mike Emrick
 
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|[[1986–87 Washington Capitals season|Washington]]-[[1986–87 New York Islanders season|New York Islanders]]
| rowspan="4" |Divisional finals
 
  +
|Game 7<ref>{{YouTube|title=1987 Easter Epic Islanders at Capitals NHL on ESPN feed highlights|id=5FbYXP5r-B4}}</ref>
|Philadelphia-New York Islanders
 
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Games 2, 4–7
 
  +
|[[Bill Clement]]
|Mike Emrick
 
  +
|[[Tom Mees]]
|Bill Clement
 
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|-
  +
|rowspan=4|Divisional finals
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|[[Battle of Quebec (ice hockey)|Montréal-Québec]]
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|Game 1
  +
|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]] and [[Mike Emrick]]
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|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|[[1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers season|Philadelphia]]-[[1986–87 New York Islanders season|New York Islanders]]
|Montreal-Quebec
 
  +
|Games 2, 4-7<ref>{{YouTube|title=Game 2 1987 Patrick Divisino Final Islanders at Flyers Maklea Wins It NHL on ESPN feed|id=m7AAoMSUpaQ}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL on ESPN Game 5 1987 Patrick Division Final Islanders at Flyers|id=WBbzOBadyKY}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=Game 6 1987 Patrick Division Final Flyers at Islanders NHL on ESPN feed highlights|id=5bgjaAnygJA}}</ref>
|Game 1
 
|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|'''Ken Wilson''']]
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|[[Mike Emrick]] (Games 2-5, 7)<br>[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]] (Game 6) and [[Mike Emrick]]
|[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Detroit-Toronto
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|[[Maple Leafs–Red Wings rivalry|Detroit-Toronto]]
 
|Games 5–7
 
|Games 5–7
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|[[Tom Mees]]
|Sam Rosen (Game 5)
 
  +
|[[Phil Esposito]] and [[John Davidson (ice hockey)|John Davidson]] (Games 5–6)<br>[[Mickey Redmond]] and [[Bill Clement]] (Game 7)
Tom Mees (Games 6–7)
 
|John Davidson
 
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|[[1986–87 Edmonton Oilers season|Edmonton]]-[[1986–87 Winnipeg Jets season|Winnipeg]]
|Edmonton-Winnipeg
 
  +
|Games 2–4<ref>{{YouTube|title=1987 Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Game#2 Second Round|id=JmkBy0q-LHc}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1987 Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Game#3 Second Round|id=q_K62r3l6QM}}</ref>
|Games 2–4
 
|Rick Peckham (Game 2)
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|[[Rick Peckham]] (Game 2)<br>[[Sam Rosen]] (in Winnipeg)
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|[[John Davidson]]
Sam Rosen (in Edmonton)
 
|John Davidson
 
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Conference finals
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|rowspan=2|Conference finals
|Philadelphia-Montreal
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|[[1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers season|Philadelphia]]-[[1986–87 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]
 
|Games 1–6
 
|Games 1–6
|Mike Emrick
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|[[1986–87 Edmonton Oilers season|Edmonton]]-[[1986–87 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]]
|Edmonton-Detroit
 
  +
|Games 1–5<ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Finals 1987 - Game 1 - Detroit Red Wings @ Edmonton Oilers|id=TXePyFevWd0}}</ref>
|Games 1–5
 
|Ken Wilson
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|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]]
  +
|[[Joe Micheletti]], [[Bruce Affleck]], and [[Mike Liut]]
|Mike Liut
 
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="9" |1988
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|rowspan=9|[[1988 Stanley Cup playoffs|1988]]
| rowspan="2" |Divisional semifinals
+
|rowspan=2|Divisional semifinals
|New York Islanders-New Jersey
+
|[[1987–88 New York Islanders season|New York Islanders]]-[[1987–88 New Jersey Devils season|New Jersey]]
  +
|Games 1, 3–4, 6<ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL on ESPN Game 1 1988 Patrick Division Semifinal Devils at Islanders (ESPN Classic)|id=ZnWpAQ3jimE}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL on ESPN Game 4 1988 Patrick Division Semifinal Islanders at Devils|id=QI0tvtT5CqI}}</ref>
|Games 1, 3, 6
 
|Mike Emrick
+
|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
+
|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Philadelphia-Washington
+
|[[Capitals–Flyers rivalry|Washington-Philadelphia]]
  +
|Games 2, 4–5, 7<ref>{{YouTube|title=1988 NHL Playoffs Flyers at Capitals Game 7 (Full Game)|id=xjX3NpyCVRA}}</ref>
|Games 2, 4–5, 7
 
|Mike Emrick
+
|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
+
|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="4" |Divisional finals
+
|rowspan=4|Divisional finals
|Washington-New Jersey
+
|[[1987–88 Washington Capitals season|Washington]]-[[1987–88 New Jersey Devils season|New Jersey]]
 
|Games 1, 3, 6–7
 
|Games 1, 3, 6–7
|Sam Rosen
+
|[[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]]
|Phil Esposito
+
|[[Phil Esposito]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
|Montreal-Boston
 
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|Games 2, 4–5<ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL 24.04.1988 G4 Montreal Canadiens - Boston Bruins|id=Q6JXg4rrKq0}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL 26.04.1988 G5 Boston Bruins - Montreal Canadiens|id=DWeXEz69LZI}}</ref>
|Games 2, 4–5
 
|Sam Rosen
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|[[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]]
|Phil Esposito
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|[[Phil Esposito]]
 
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|-
 
|-
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|[[1987–88 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]]-[[1987–88 St. Louis Blues season|St. Louis]]
|Detroit-St. Louis
 
 
|Games 2, 5
 
|Games 2, 5
|Mike Emrick
+
|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
+
|[[Bill Clement]]
 
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|
 
|-
 
|-
|Edmonton-Calgary
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|[[Battle of Alberta|Calgary-Edmonton]]
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|Games 1, 3–4<ref>{{YouTube|title=Marty McSorley Spears Mike Bullard (Oilers vs Flames) 1988 Playoffs|id=gDFkgHCdmS4}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=Marty McSorley Spear 1988 (Mike Emrick & Bill Clement)|id=Jgd74tDTffw}}</ref>
|Games 1, 3–4
 
|Bruce Buchanan (Game 1)<br>Mike Emrick (Games 3–4)
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|[[Bruce Buchanan]] (Game 1)<br>[[Mike Emrick]] (in Edmonton)
|Bill Clement
+
|[[Bill Clement]]
 
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|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Conference finals
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|rowspan=2|Conference finals
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|[[1987–88 Boston Bruins season|Boston]]-[[1987–88 New Jersey Devils season|New Jersey]]
|Boston-New Jersey
 
  +
|Games 1–7<ref>{{YouTube|title=*Replacement officials game 5/8/88|id=Nz7M2wmcuB8}}</ref>
|Games 1–7
 
  +
|[[Mike Emrick]] and [[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]]
|Sam Rosen
 
|Phil Esposito
+
|[[Bill Clement]] and [[Phil Esposito]]
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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|[[1987–88 Edmonton Oilers season|Edmonton]]-[[1987–88 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]]
|Edmonton-Detroit
 
  +
|Games 1–5<ref>{{YouTube|title=Oilers vs Red Wings (G # 4 - OT) 1988 Conference Finals|id=xv5k32_6Yq4}}</ref>
|Games 1–5
 
|Mike Emrick
+
|[[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]] and [[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
+
|[[Phil Esposito]] and [[Bill Clement]]
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|
 
|}
 
|}
[[Phil Esposito|<nowiki/>]]
 
== Studio personalities ==
 
* Chris Berman: Host (2002–04)
 
* John Buccigross: Host (1998–2004)
 
* Brian Engblom: Analyst (1992–2004)
 
* Ray Ferraro: Analyst (2002–04)
 
* E.J. Hradek: Insider
 
* Steve Levy: Host (1993–2004)
 
* Tom Mees: Host (1985–88, 1992–93)
 
* Barry Melrose: Analyst (1996–2004)
 
* Al Morganti: Analyst (1993–2004)
 
* Darren Pang: Analyst (1992–2004)
 
* Bill Patrick: Host
 
* Bill Pidto: Host (1995–1998)
 
* John Saunders: Host (1992–2004)
 
   
== Reporters ==
+
==Studio personalities==
  +
*[[Chris Berman]]: Studio host (2002–04)
* Brian Engblom (1992–2004)
 
  +
*[[Scotty Bowman]]: Studio analyst if [[Detroit Red Wings]] missed or eliminated from [[Stanley Cup playoffs]]
* Darren Pang (1995–2004)
 
  +
*[[John Buccigross]]: Host (1998–2004)
* Erin Andrews (2004)
 
  +
*[[Bill Clement]]: Studio analyst ([[1992–93 NHL season|1992–93 regular season]])
* Brenda Brenon (1994)
 
  +
*[[Brian Engblom]]: Studio analyst (1992–2004)
* Jim Kelly (1985–86)
 
  +
*[[Ray Ferraro]]: Studio analyst (2002–2004)
* Matt Lauer (1987–88)
 
  +
*[[E.J. Hradek]]: Insider
* Steve Levy (1992–2004)
 
  +
*[[Steve Levy]]: Studio host (1993–2004)
* Tom Mees (1986–87, 1992–93)
 
  +
*[[Tom Mees]]: Studio host (1985–88, 1992–93)
* Al Morganti (1992–2002)
 
  +
*[[Barry Melrose]]: Studio analyst (1996–2004)
* Sam Ryan (2002–04)
 
  +
*[[Al Morganti]]: Studio analyst (1992–2004)
  +
*[[Eddie Olczyk]]: Studio analyst (2002–2004)
  +
*[[Darren Pang]]: Studio analyst (1992–2004)
  +
*[[Bill Patrick (sports anchor)|Bill Patrick]]: Studio host
  +
*[[Bill Pidto]]: Studio host (1995–1998)
  +
*[[John Saunders (journalist)|John Saunders]]: Studio host (1992–2004)
  +
*[[Jim Schoenfeld]]: Studio analyst ([[1993 Stanley Cup playoffs]])
  +
  +
==Reporters==
  +
*[[Erin Andrews]] (2004)
  +
*[[Brenda Brenon]] (1994)<ref>{{cite news|last=Pergament|first=Alan|title=Brenon Knows Her Hockey ABC's|accessdate=June 19, 2013|newspaper=The Buffalo News|date=April 17, 1994}}</ref>
  +
*[[Brian Engblom]] (1992–2002)
  +
*[[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|Jim Kelly]] (1985–86)
  +
*[[Matt Lauer]] (1987–88)<ref>{{cite news|first=Rachel|last=Shuster|title=Esposito on the spot, and ESPN on the ball |page=3C|newspaper=USA Today|date=May 10, 1988}}</ref>
  +
*[[Steve Levy]] (1992–2004)
  +
*[[Tom Mees]] (1986–87, 1992–93)
  +
*[[Al Morganti]] (1992–2002)
  +
*[[Sam Ryan]] (2002–2004)
  +
*[[Darren Pang]] (1995–2004)
  +
  +
==References==
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{{reflist}}
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{{ESPN National Hockey Night}}
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[[Category:ESPN announcers|National Hockey Night personalities]]
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[[Category:Lists of National Hockey League broadcasters|ESPN]]

Latest revision as of 02:25, 31 August 2020

Broadcast teams[edit | edit source]

ESPN did not have fixed broadcast teams during the 1985–86 season. Sam Rosen, Ken Wilson, Jim Hughson, Dan Kelly, Mike Lange, Jiggs McDonald, Jim Kelly, and Mike Patrick handled the play-by-play and Mickey Redmond, Bill Clement, John Davidson, Phil Esposito, and Brad Park provided color commentary.[1]

Season Broadcasters
1986–87
  1. Ken Wilson (regular season)/Mike Emrick (playoffs)-Bill Clement[2][3]
  2. Sam Rosen, Rick Peckham, or Tom Mees-John Davidson[4][5]
  3. Ken Wilson-Mike Liut
1987–88
  1. Mike Emrick-Bill Clement
  2. Sam Rosen-Phil Esposito[6]
1992–93
  1. Gary Thorne-Jim Schoenfeld (regular season)/Bill Clement (playoffs)
  2. Tom Mees-John Davidson, Brian Engblom, or Darren Pang
1993–94
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-John Davidson, Brian Engblom, or Darren Pang
  3. Sean McDonough-Brian Engblom
  4. Steve Levy-Joe Micheletti
1994–95
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-Darren Pang
  3. Mike Goldberg-Brian Engblom
  4. Steve Levy-Bobby Taylor
1995–96
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-Darren Pang
  3. Mike Goldberg-Brian Engblom
  4. Steve Levy-Daryl Reaugh
1996–97
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Dave Strader-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Dave Ryan-Bobby Taylor
1997–98
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Dave Strader-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Ryan-Brian Engblom
1998–99
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Dave Ryan-Eddie Olczyk
  5. Joe Beninati-Rick Bowness
1999–2000
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti
  6. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith or Tony Twist
  7. Sean McDonough-Brian Engblom
2000–01
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti
  6. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith or Tony Twist
2001–02
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti
  6. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith
2002–03
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement and John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose and Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Neil Smith
  5. Dave Ryan-Denis Potvin
  6. John Forslund-Eddie Olczyk
2003–04
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement and John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose and Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith
  5. Sean McDonough-Brian Engblom

Stanley Cup playoffs[edit | edit source]

Year Round Teams Games Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Ice level reporter(s)
1986 Divisional semifinals Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 4–5 Ken Wilson (Game 4)
Mike Lange (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond
Washington-New York Islanders Game 1[7] Mike Lange Bill Clement
Montréal-Boston Game 3 Mike Lange Bill Clement
Minnesota-St. Louis Game 2 Ken Wilson Mickey Redmond
Divisional finals Washington-New York Rangers Games 1–2, 4–6 Ken Wilson (Games 1, 6)
Mike Lange (Games 2, 4)
Jiggs McDonald (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond (Game 1)
Bill Clement (Game 2, 4–6)
Montréal-Hartford Games 3, 7[8] Jiggs McDonald (Game 3)
Ken Wilson (Game 7)
Bill Clement
Edmonton-Calgary Games 2, 4–7[9][10] Mike Lange (Games 2, 7)
Jim Hughson (Games 4–6)
Mickey Redmond Jim Kelly
Conference finals Montréal-New York Rangers Games 1–5[11] Ken Wilson (Games 1, 3)
Jiggs McDonald (Game 2)
Mike Lange (Games 4–5)
Mickey Redmond
Calgary-St. Louis Games 1–7[12][13] Jim Hughson (Games 1, 3, 5)
Mike Lange (Game 2)
Ken Wilson (Games 4, 6)
Sam Rosen (Game 7)
Bill Clement
1987 Divisional semifinals Hartford-Québec Game 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Montréal-Boston Games 1–2[14][15] Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 3–4, 6 Mike Emrick (Games 3, 6)
Ken Wilson (Game 4) and Mike Emrick
Bill Clement
Washington-New York Islanders Game 7[16] Mike Emrick Bill Clement Tom Mees
Divisional finals Montréal-Québec Game 1 Ken Wilson and Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Philadelphia-New York Islanders Games 2, 4-7[17][18][19] Mike Emrick (Games 2-5, 7)
Ken Wilson (Game 6) and Mike Emrick
Bill Clement
Detroit-Toronto Games 5–7 Tom Mees Phil Esposito and John Davidson (Games 5–6)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement (Game 7)
Edmonton-Winnipeg Games 2–4[20][21] Rick Peckham (Game 2)
Sam Rosen (in Winnipeg)
John Davidson
Conference finals Philadelphia-Montréal Games 1–6 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Edmonton-Detroit Games 1–5[22] Ken Wilson Joe Micheletti, Bruce Affleck, and Mike Liut
1988 Divisional semifinals New York Islanders-New Jersey Games 1, 3–4, 6[23][24] Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Washington-Philadelphia Games 2, 4–5, 7[25] Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Divisional finals Washington-New Jersey Games 1, 3, 6–7 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito
Montréal-Boston Games 2, 4–5[26][27] Sam Rosen Phil Esposito
Detroit-St. Louis Games 2, 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Calgary-Edmonton Games 1, 3–4[28][29] Bruce Buchanan (Game 1)
Mike Emrick (in Edmonton)
Bill Clement
Conference finals Boston-New Jersey Games 1–7[30] Mike Emrick and Sam Rosen Bill Clement and Phil Esposito
Edmonton-Detroit Games 1–5[31] Sam Rosen and Mike Emrick Phil Esposito and Bill Clement

Studio personalities[edit | edit source]

Reporters[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ESPN BREAKS THE ICE FOR SPORTS FANS WITH CAPS-RANGERS GAME THURSDAY. Sun-Sentinel (October 10, 1985). Retrieved on February 9, 2016.
  2. BUT IT'S JUST RIGHT FOR MOUNTAIN TIME. Sun-Sentinel (September 13, 1986). Retrieved on February 9, 2016.
  3. Gary Player Gives His Views on Apartheid. Los Angeles Times (April 24, 1987). Retrieved on April 17, 2020.
  4. Shuster, Rachel. "CBS ready if NBA games get boring", April 24, 1987. 
  5. Shuster, Rachel. "ESPN RATINGS", April 22, 1987. 
  6. ESPN, HOME TEAM SPORTS COOL ON ICE. Washington Post (April 22, 1988). Retrieved on April 17, 2020.
  7. 1986 Islanders Capitals playoff series highlights at YouTube
  8. 1986 Adams Division Final Montreal Canadiens vs Hartford Whalers Game 7 at YouTube
  9. NHL 20.04.1986 G2 Calgary Flames - Edmonton Oilers at YouTube
  10. 1986 NHL SCP DF G 4 Edmonton @ Calgary 4 24 1986 at YouTube
  11. Canadiens V Rangers 1986 playoffs game 3 overtime at YouTube
  12. The Monday Night Miracle (1986) BLUES 6-5 FLAMES at YouTube
  13. Smapdi's Hockey Videos NHL.Classic.11.28.2006.Blues.v.Flames.SemiFinals.G7.1986.EN at YouTube
  14. *Bruins - Canadiens brawl 4/8/87 playoffs at YouTube
  15. Mats Naslund overtime goal vs. Boston, Game 2 of the 1987 Adams Division Semi-Final at YouTube
  16. 1987 Easter Epic Islanders at Capitals NHL on ESPN feed highlights at YouTube
  17. Game 2 1987 Patrick Divisino Final Islanders at Flyers Maklea Wins It NHL on ESPN feed at YouTube
  18. NHL on ESPN Game 5 1987 Patrick Division Final Islanders at Flyers at YouTube
  19. Game 6 1987 Patrick Division Final Flyers at Islanders NHL on ESPN feed highlights at YouTube
  20. 1987 Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Game#2 Second Round at YouTube
  21. 1987 Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Game#3 Second Round at YouTube
  22. NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Finals 1987 - Game 1 - Detroit Red Wings @ Edmonton Oilers at YouTube
  23. NHL on ESPN Game 1 1988 Patrick Division Semifinal Devils at Islanders (ESPN Classic) at YouTube
  24. NHL on ESPN Game 4 1988 Patrick Division Semifinal Islanders at Devils at YouTube
  25. 1988 NHL Playoffs Flyers at Capitals Game 7 (Full Game) at YouTube
  26. NHL 24.04.1988 G4 Montreal Canadiens - Boston Bruins at YouTube
  27. NHL 26.04.1988 G5 Boston Bruins - Montreal Canadiens at YouTube
  28. Marty McSorley Spears Mike Bullard (Oilers vs Flames) 1988 Playoffs at YouTube
  29. Marty McSorley Spear 1988 (Mike Emrick & Bill Clement) at YouTube
  30. *Replacement officials game 5/8/88 at YouTube
  31. Oilers vs Red Wings (G # 4 - OT) 1988 Conference Finals at YouTube
  32. Pergament, Alan. "Brenon Knows Her Hockey ABC's", April 17, 1994. Retrieved on June 19, 2013. 
  33. Shuster, Rachel. "Esposito on the spot, and ESPN on the ball", May 10, 1988, p. 3C. 
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