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Broadcast teams

ESPN did not have fixed broadcast teams during the 1985–86 season. Sam RosenKen WilsonJim Hughson, Dan KellyMike LangeJiggs McDonald, Jim Kelly, and Mike Patrick handled the play-by-play and Mickey RedmondBill ClementJohn Davidson, Phil Esposito, and Brad Park provided color commentary.

Season Broadcasters
1986-87
  1. Mike Emrick-Bill Clement
  2. Sam Rosen, Rick Peckham or Tom Mees-John Davidson
  3. Ken Wilson-Mike Liut
1987-88
  1. Mike Emrick-Bill Clement
  2. Sam Rosen-Phil Esposito
1992–93
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-John Davidson
1993–94
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-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. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1995–96
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1996–97
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Dave Strader-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1997–98
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Dave Strader-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1998–99
  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-Tony Twist
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
  7. Sean McDonough-Tony Twist
2000–01
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith or Tony Twist
2001–02
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement-John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose-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-John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose-Darren Pang
  3. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith
  4. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  5. Sean McDonough-Ray Ferraro or Eddie Olczyk
2003–04
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement-John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose-Darren Pang
  3. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith
  4. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  5. Sean McDonough-Ray Ferraro or Eddie Olczyk

Stanley Cup playoffs

Year Round Teams Games Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters
1986 Divisional semifinals Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 4–5 Jim Kelly (Game 4)

Mike Lange (Game 5)

Mickey Redmond
Washington-New York Islanders Game 1 Mike Lange Bill Clement
Montreal-Boston Game 3 Jim Kelly 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 (Games 2, 4–6)

Montreal-Hartford Games 3, 7 Jiggs McDonald (Game 3)

Ken Wilson (Game 7)

Bill Clement
Edmonton-Calgary Games 2–3, 5–7 Mike Lange (Games 2, 7)

Jim Hughson (Games 3–6)

Mickey Redmond Jim Kelly
Conference finals Montreal-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 Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 3–4, 6 Mike Emrick (Games 3, 6)

Ken Wilson (Game 4)

Bill Clement
Washington-New York Islanders Game 7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement Tom Mees
Hartford-Quebec Game 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Montreal-Boston Games 1–2 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Divisional finals Philadelphia-New York Islanders Games 2, 4–7 Mike Emrick (Games 2, 4–5, 7)

Ken Wilson (Game 6)

Bill Clement
Montreal-Quebec Game 1 Ken Wilson Bill Clement
Detroit-Toronto Games 5-7 Sam Rosen (Game 5)

Tom Mees (Games 6-7)

John Davidson
Edmonton-Winnipeg Games 2-4 Rick Peckham (Game 2)

Ken Wilson (Game 3)
Sam Rosen (Game 4)

John Davidson
Conference finals Philadelphia-Montreal 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, 6 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Philadelphia-Washington Games 2, 4–5, 7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Divisional finals Washington-New Jersey Games 1, 3, 6–7 Mike Emrick (Games 1, 7)

Sam Rosen (Games 3, 6)

Bill Clement (Games 1, 7)

Phil Esposito (Games 3, 6)

Montreal-Boston Games 2, 4–5 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito
Detroit-St. Louis Games 2, 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Edmonton-Calgary Games 1, 3–4 Bruce Buchanan (Game 1)

Mike Emrick (Games 3–4)

Bill Clement
Conference finals Boston-New Jersey Games 1-7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Edmonton-Detroit Games 1-5 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito

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)

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