NHL on Hughes is the de facto name of a TV program that broadcast National Hockey League games on the defunct independent Hughes Television Network during the 1979–80 season. The program aired under the title The NHL '80. Hughes broadcast Thursday night games, the All-Star Game, some playoff games, and the first five games of the Stanley Cup Finals (the final game, Game 6, was broadcast by CBS). Hughes technically, used CBC's Hockey Night in Canada feeds for the American coverage of the first five games of the Stanley Cup Finals. The first broadcast involved the Atlanta Flames against the Chicago Blackhawks on January 25.
Playoff coverage[edit | edit source]
|First round||Pittsburgh-Boston||Game 2|
|New York Rangers-Atlanta||Game 4||Jiggs McDonald||Pete Stemkowski|
|Quarterfinals||Montréal-Minnesota||Games 6–7||Dan Kelly||Mickey Redmond|
|Semifinals||Buffalo-New York Islanders||Games 3, 6
|Jim Robson (first half of Game 3)
Dan Kelly (second half of Games 3 and 6)
Bob Cole (first half of Game 6)
|Gerry Pinder (Game 3)|
Gary Dornhoefer (Game 6)
|Philadelphia-Minnesota||Games 1, 3–4
Game 4 used (CBC's feed)
|Dan Kelly (Games 1, 3, and first half of Game 4)
Jim Robson (second half of Game 4)
|Bill Clement (Game 1)|
Pete Stemkowski (Game 3)
Gerry Pinder (Game 4)
Stanley Cup Finals[edit | edit source]
|Bob Cole (Games 1 and 2, first half)
Jim Robson (Games 3–5, first half)
Dan Kelly (second half of Games 1–5 plus overtime in Game 1)
|Gary Dornhoefer and Dick Irvin, Jr.|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Sports BRIEFING", October 10, 1979.
- 1980 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6: NY Islanders - Philadelphia Flyers at YouTube
- "Hughes Network to Show Number of Hockey Games", October 11, 1979.
- "NHL, Hughes Network Agree on Prime-Time TV Coverage", October 10, 1979, p. F6.
- Associated Press. "Games Will Be Televised", May 13, 1980, p. 22.
- Rangers vs Flames (Atlanta's Last NHL Game) - April 12,1980 at YouTube
- Game 3 1980 Stanley Cup Semifinal Sabres at Islanders (CBC) at YouTube
- Game 6 1980 Stanley Cup Semifinal Sabres at Islanders at YouTube
- 29.04.1980 G1 Minnesota North Stars - Philadelphia Flyers at YouTube
- Flyers vs North Stars (G # 4) 1980 Semi Finals at YouTube
- Flyers vs North Stars 1980 playoffs, Game 4 highlights at YouTube
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