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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]], [[Phil Esposito]], and [[Brad Park]] provided color commentary.
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ESPN did not have fixed broadcast teams during the 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"
 
{| class="wikitable"
!Season
 
!Broadcasters
 
 
|-
 
|-
|1986-87
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! Season
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! Broadcasters
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|-
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| 1986–87
 
|
 
|
# [[Mike Emrick|'''Mike Emrick''']]-[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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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>
# [[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]], [[Rick Peckham]]''' '''or [[Tom Mees]]-[[John Davidson (ice hockey)|John Davidson]]
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# [[Sam Rosen]] or [[Rick Peckham]]-[[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>
 
# [[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]]
# [[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]]-[[Phil Esposito]]
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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>
 
|-
 
|-
|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]]
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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]]
 
# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
 
# [[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]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Barry Melrose]]
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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]]
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Darren Pang]]
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# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Darren Pang]] (regular season); [[Steve Levy]]-[[Darren Pang]] (playoffs)
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
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# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Brian Engblom]] (regular season); [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]] (playoffs)
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Barry Melrose]]
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# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Brian Hayward]]
 
|-
 
|-
|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]]
# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Jim Schoenfeld]]
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# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Ed Olczyk|Eddie Olczyk]]
# [[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]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith (ice hockey)|Neil Smith]] or [[Tony Twist|<nowiki/>]][[Joe Micheletti|Tony Twist]]
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# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Joe Micheletti]]
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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''']]-'''[[John Davidson]]'''
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# [[Gary Thorne]]-[[Bill Clement]]
# [[Steve Levy]]-[[Barry Melrose]]-[[Darren Pang]]
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# [[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]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith (ice hockey)|Neil Smith]]
 
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Ray Ferraro]] or [[Ed Olczyk|Eddie Olczyk]]
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# [[Jack Edwards (sportscaster)|Jack Edwards]]-[[Neil Smith]]
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# [[Dave Ryan]]-[[Denis Potvin]]
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# [[John Forslund]]-[[Ed Olczyk|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]]
# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith (ice hockey)|Neil Smith]]
 
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
 
# [[Dave Strader]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Ray Ferraro]] or [[Ed Olczyk|Eddie Olczyk]]
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# [[Joe Beninati]]-[[Neil Smith]]
|}[[Gary Thorne|'''<nowiki/>''']][[Steve Levy|<nowiki/>]][[Dave Strader|<nowiki/>]]
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# [[Sean McDonough]]-[[Brian Engblom]]
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|}
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=== Stanley Cup playoffs ===
 
=== Stanley Cup playoffs ===
 
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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
 
| 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)
[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']] (Game 5)
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|[[Mickey Redmond]]
|[[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]]
 
|Game 1
 
|Game 1
|[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']]
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|[[Mike Lange]]
|[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Montreal-Boston
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|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
 
|Game 3
 
|Game 3
|[[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|'''Jim Kelly''']]
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|[[Mike Lange]]
|[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Minnesota-St. Louis
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|[[1985–86 Minnesota North Stars season|Minnesota]]-[[1985–86 St. Louis Blues season|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
 
| 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''']] (Games 2, 4–6)
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Montreal-Hartford
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|[[1985–86 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1985–86 Hartford Whalers season|Hartford]]
 
|Games 3, 7
 
|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)
[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|'''Ken Wilson''']] (Game 7)
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Edmonton-Calgary
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|[[Battle of Alberta|Edmonton-Calgary]]
|Games 2–4–7
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|Games 2, 4–7
|[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']] (Games 2, 7)
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|[[Mike Lange]] (Games 2, 7)<br>[[Jim Hughson]] (Games 4–6)
[[Jim Hughson|'''Jim Hughson''']] (Games 4–6)
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|[[Mickey Redmond]]
|[[Mickey Redmond|'''Mickey Redmond''']]
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|''[[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|Jim Kelly]]''
|[[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|'''Jim Kelly''']]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |Conference finals
 
| 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
 
|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)
[[Jiggs McDonald|'''Jiggs McDonald''']] (Game 2)<br>[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']] (Games 4–5)
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|[[Mickey Redmond]]
|[[Mickey Redmond|'''Mickey Redmond''']]
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Calgary-St. Louis
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|[[1985–86 Calgary Flames season|Calgary]]-[[1985–86 St. Louis Blues season|St. Louis]]
 
|Games 1–7
 
|Games 1–7
|[[Jim Hughson|'''Jim Hughson''']] (Games 1, 3, 5)
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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)
[[Mike Lange|'''Mike Lange''']] (Game 2)<br>[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|'''Ken Wilson''']] (Games 4, 6)<br>[[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|'''Sam Rosen''']] (Game 7)
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|[[Bill Clement|'''Bill Clement''']]
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="10" |1987
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| rowspan="10" |[[1987 Stanley Cup playoffs|1987]]
 
| rowspan="4" |Divisional semifinals
 
| rowspan="4" |Divisional semifinals
|Philadelphia-New York Rangers
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|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
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|Games 1–2
  +
|[[Mike Emrick]]
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|[[Bill Clement]]
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|-
  +
|[[Flyers–Rangers rivalry|Philadelphia-New York Rangers]]
 
|Games 3–4, 6
 
|Games 3–4, 6
|Mike Emrick (Games 3, 6)
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
Ken Wilson (Game 4)
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|Bill Clement
 
|
 
|-
 
|Washington-New York Islanders
 
|Game 7
 
|Mike Emrick
 
|Bill Clement
 
|Tom Mees
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Hartford-Quebec
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|[[1986–87 Hartford Whalers season|Hartford]]-[[1986–87 Quebec Nordiques season|Québec]]
 
|Game 5
 
|Game 5
|Mike Emrick
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Montreal-Boston
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|[[1986–87 Washington Capitals season|Washington]]-[[1986–87 New York Islanders season|New York Islanders]]
|Games 1–2
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|Game 7
|Mike Emrick
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|
+
|[[Tom Mees]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="4" |Divisional finals
 
| rowspan="4" |Divisional finals
|Philadelphia-New York Islanders
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|[[Battle of Quebec (ice hockey)|Montréal-Québec]]
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|Game 1
  +
|[[Mike Emrick]]
  +
|[[Bill Clement]]
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|-
  +
|[[1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers season|Philadelphia]]-[[1986–87 New York Islanders season|New York Islanders]]
 
|Games 2, 4–7
 
|Games 2, 4–7
|Mike Emrick (Games 2, 4–5, 7)<br>
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
Ken Wilson (Game 6)
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|Bill Clement
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Montreal-Quebec
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|[[Maple Leafs–Red Wings rivalry|Detroit-Toronto]]
|Game 1
 
|Ken Wilson
 
|Bill Clement
 
|
 
|-
 
|Detroit-Toronto
 
 
|Games 5–7
 
|Games 5–7
|Sam Rosen (Game 5)
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|[[Tom Mees]]
Tom Mees (Games 6-7)
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|[[John Davidson]] (Games 5–6)<br>[[Bill Clement]] (Game 7)
|John Davidson
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Edmonton-Winnipeg
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|[[1986–87 Edmonton Oilers season|Edmonton]]-[[1986–87 Winnipeg Jets season|Winnipeg]]
 
|Games 2–4
 
|Games 2–4
|Rick Peckham (Game 2)
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|[[Rick Peckham]] (Game 2)<br>[[Sam Rosen]] (in Winnipeg)
Ken Wilson (Game 3)<br>Sam Rosen (Game 4)
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|[[John Davidson]]
|John Davidson
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |Conference finals
 
| 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]]
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Edmonton-Detroit
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|[[1986–87 Edmonton Oilers season|Edmonton]]-[[1986–87 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]]
 
|Games 1–5
 
|Games 1–5
|Ken Wilson
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|[[Ken Wilson (sportscaster)|Ken Wilson]]
|Mike Liut
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|[[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
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|[[1987–88 New York Islanders season|New York Islanders]]-[[1987–88 New Jersey Devils season|New Jersey]]
|Games 1, 3, 6
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|Games 1, 3–4, 6
|Mike Emrick
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Philadelphia-Washington
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|[[Capitals–Flyers rivalry|Washington-Philadelphia]]
|Games 2, 4–5, 7
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|Games 2, 5, 7
|Mike Emrick
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="4" |Divisional finals
 
| rowspan="4" |Divisional finals
|Washington-New Jersey
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|[[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
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|[[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]]
|Phil Esposito
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|[[Phil Esposito]]
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Montreal-Boston
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|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
 
|Games 2, 4–5
 
|Games 2, 4–5
|Sam Rosen
+
|[[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]]
|Phil Esposito
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|[[Phil Esposito]]
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Detroit-St. Louis
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|[[1987–88 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]]-[[1987–88 St. Louis Blues season|St. Louis]]
 
|Games 2, 5
 
|Games 2, 5
|Mike Emrick
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|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Edmonton-Calgary
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|[[Battle of Alberta|Calgary-Edmonton]]
 
|Games 1, 3–4
 
|Games 1, 3–4
|Bruce Buchanan (Game 1)
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|[[Bruce Buchanan]] (Game 1)<br>[[Mike Emrick]] (in Edmonton)
Mike Emrick (Games 3–4)
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|[[Bill Clement]]
|Bill Clement
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |Conference finals
 
| rowspan="2" |Conference finals
|Boston-New Jersey
+
|[[1987–88 Boston Bruins season|Boston]]-[[1987–88 New Jersey Devils season|New Jersey]]
 
|Games 1–7
 
|Games 1–7
|Sam Rosen
+
|[[Sam Rosen (sportscaster)|Sam Rosen]]
|Phil Esposito
+
|[[Phil Esposito]]
|
+
|''[[Matt Lauer]]''
 
|-
 
|-
|Edmonton-Detroit
+
|[[1987–88 Edmonton Oilers season|Edmonton]]-[[1987–88 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]]
 
|Games 1–5
 
|Games 1–5
|Mike Emrick
+
|[[Mike Emrick]]
|Bill Clement
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|[[Bill Clement]]
 
|}
 
|}
[[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|'''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 (journalist)|John Saunders]]''': Host (1992–2004)
 
   
== Reporters ==
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==Studio personalities==
* [[Brian Engblom|'''Brian Engblom''']] (1992–2004)
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*[[Chris Berman]]: Studio host (2002–04)
* [[Darren Pang|'''Darren Pang''']] (1995–2004)
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*[[Scotty Bowman]]: Studio analyst if [[Detroit Red Wings]] missed the [[Stanley Cup playoffs]] or eliminated from Stanley Cup contention
* [[Erin Andrews]] (2004)
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*[[John Buccigross]]: Host (1998–2004)
* [[Brenda Brenon]] (1994)
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*[[Bill Clement]]: Studio analyst (1992–93 regular season)
* [[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|'''Jim Kelly''']] (1985–86)
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*[[Brian Engblom]]: Studio analyst (1992–2004)
* '''Matt Lauer''' (1987–88)
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*[[Ray Ferraro]]: Studio analyst (2002–2004)
* Steve Levy (1992–2004)
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*[[E.J. Hradek]]: Insider
* [[Tom Mees]] (1986–87, 1992–93)
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*[[Steve Levy]]: Studio host (1993–2004)
* [[Al Morganti|'''Al Morganti''']] (1992–2002)
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*[[Tom Mees]]: Studio host (1985–88, 1992–93)
* [[Sam Ryan]] (2002–04)
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*[[Barry Melrose]]: Studio analyst (1996–2004)
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*[[Al Morganti]]: Studio analyst (1992–2004)
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*[[Ed Olczyk|Ed Olczyk]]: Studio analyst (2002–2004)
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*[[Darren Pang]]: Studio analyst (1992–2004)
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*[[Bill Patrick (sports anchor)|Bill Patrick]]: Studio host
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*[[Bill Pidto]]: Studio host (1995–1998)
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*[[John Saunders (journalist)|John Saunders]]: Studio host (1992–2004)
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*[[Jim Schoenfeld]]: Studio analyst (1993 playoffs)
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==Reporters==
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*[[Erin Andrews]] (2004)
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*[[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>
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*[[Brian Engblom]] (1992–2004)
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*[[Jim Kelly (sportscaster)|Jim Kelly]] (1985–86)
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*[[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>
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*[[Steve Levy]] (1992–2004)
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*[[Tom Mees]] (1986–87, 1992–93)
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*[[Al Morganti]] (1992–2002)
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*[[Sam Ryan]] (2002–2004)
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*[[Darren Pang]] (1995–2004)

Latest revision as of 16:54, June 10, 2020

Broadcast teamsEdit

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 or Rick Peckham-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 (regular season); Steve Levy-Darren Pang (playoffs)
  3. Dave Ryan-Brian Engblom (regular season); Dave Strader-Brian Engblom (playoffs)
  4. Dave Ryan-Brian Hayward
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

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 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 Jiggs McDonald (Game 3)
Ken Wilson (Game 7)
Bill Clement
Edmonton-Calgary Games 2, 4–7 Mike Lange (Games 2, 7)
Jim Hughson (Games 4–6)
Mickey Redmond Jim Kelly
Conference finals Montréal-New York Rangers Games 1–5 Ken Wilson (Games 1, 3)
Jiggs McDonald (Game 2)
Mike Lange (Games 4–5)
Mickey Redmond
Calgary-St. Louis Games 1–7 Jim Hughson (Games 1, 3, 5)
Mike Lange (Game 2)
Ken Wilson (Games 4, 6)
Sam Rosen (Game 7)
Bill Clement
1987 Divisional semifinals Montréal-Boston Games 1–2 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 3–4, 6 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Hartford-Québec Game 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Washington-New York Islanders Game 7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement Tom Mees
Divisional finals Montréal-Québec Game 1 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Philadelphia-New York Islanders Games 2, 4–7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Detroit-Toronto Games 5–7 Tom Mees John Davidson (Games 5–6)
Bill Clement (Game 7)
Edmonton-Winnipeg Games 2–4 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 Ken Wilson Mike Liut
1988 Divisional semifinals New York Islanders-New Jersey Games 1, 3–4, 6 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Washington-Philadelphia Games 2, 5, 7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Divisional finals Washington-New Jersey Games 1, 3, 6–7 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito
Montréal-Boston Games 2, 4–5 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito
Detroit-St. Louis Games 2, 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Calgary-Edmonton Games 1, 3–4 Bruce Buchanan (Game 1)
Mike Emrick (in Edmonton)
Bill Clement
Conference finals Boston-New Jersey Games 1–7 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito Matt Lauer
Edmonton-Detroit Games 1–5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement

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