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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, 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 2 rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, 2 games were televised each round. 

All-Star Game, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals Edit

For the All-Star Game, Conference Finals, and Stanley Cup Finals, (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. Games 1, 5, and 7 were usually scheduled to be televised by FOX; Games 2, 3, 4, and 6 by ESPN. 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 Game 7 was never on network television. Perhaps in recognition of this, Games 3–7 were always televised by ABC 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 NY Rangers at Philadelphia

St. Louis at Detroit

Boston at Washington
Chicago at Dallas
Florida at Tampa Bay
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

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Dave Strader and Denis Potvin

Dick Stockton and Mike Eruzione

Kenny Albert and Gary Green

4/9/95 Boston at Buffalo

NY Rangers at New Jersey

Dallas at St. Louis

Detroit at Chicago

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

Jiggs McDonald and Greg Millen

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

Kenny Albert and Gary Green

4/16/95 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

Detroit at St. Louis

Chicago at Dallas

Boston at Philadelphia

Tampa Bay at Florida

Los Angeles at San Jose

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

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

Jiggs McDonald and Greg Millen

Dave Strader and Gary Green

4/23/95 NY Rangers at Boston

Chicago at St. Louis

Detroit at San Jose

Philadelphia at Buffalo

Anaheim at Los Angeles

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

6 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Dave Strader and Denis Potvin

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Kenny Albert and Gary Green

4/30/95 St. Louis at San Jose

NY Rangers at Philadelphia

Washington at Florida

Chicago at Detroit

Pittsburgh at Boston

Anaheim at Los Angeles

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

6 p.m.

Kenny Albert and Mickey Redmond

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Dick Stockton and Joe Micheletti

Dave Strader and Denis Potvin

Sam Rosen and Mike Eruzione

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 NY Rangers at Boston

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh*
Anaheim at Los Angeles
Colorado at San Jose
Tampa Bay at St. Louis
Detroit at Chicago

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
Dave Strader and Greg Millen
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
2/3/96 Chicago at San Jose

Florida at Tampa Bay
NY Rangers at Colorado*
Pittsburgh at Detroit
Buffalo at Boston
Philadelphia at St. Louis

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Dave Strader and Greg Millen
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Rick Jeanneret and Mickey Redmond
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin
2/10/96 St. Louis at Dallas
NY Rangers at New Jersey
Detroit at Tampa Bay
Philadelphia at Boston*
Chicago at Pittsburgh
San Jose at Los Angeles
3 p.m.

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
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
3/31/96 Boston at Buffalo

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

St. Louis at Detroit*
Dallas at Chicago
NY Rangers at NY Islanders

Anaheim at San Jose

3 p.m.

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
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

Randy Hahn and Pete Stemkowski

4/7/96 Colorado at Dallas
Detroit at Chicago*
Boston at Philadelphia
NY Rangers at New Jersey
Anaheim at San Jose
3 p.m.

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.

Dave Strader and Greg Millen
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Kenny Albert and Denis Potvin

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Randy Hahn and Pete Stemkowski

4/14/96 Detroit at Dallas

Pittsburgh at Boston

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay

NY Rangers at Florida*

St. Louis at Chicago

Los Angeles at Colorado

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Dave Strader and Greg Millen

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

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

NY Rangers at Pittsburgh

Detroit at Philadelphia

Anaheim at Los Angeles

Tampa Bay at Florida

3 p.m.

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

Bob Miller and Dale Tallon

Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

2/1/97 Phoenix at Pittsburgh

Detroit at St. Louis

Colorado at San Jose

NY Rangers at Philadelphia

Washington at Florida

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Lange and Paul Steigerwald

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

2/8/97 NY Rangers at NY Islanders

Chicago at Colorado

St. Louis at Boston

Detroit at Pittsburgh

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

2/15/97 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

Boston at Phoenix

Colorado at St. Louis

NY Rangers at Chicago

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

2/22/97 Phoenix at Anaheim

Chicago at Pittsburgh

Detroit at St. Louis

Philadelphia at Florida

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Kenny Albert and Craig Simpson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

3/1/97 Philadelphia at Boston

Florida at Tampa Bay

NY 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 Philadelphia at Detroit

St. Louis at Chicago

New Jersey at NY Rangers

Los Angeles at Anaheim

Dallas at Colorado

Boston at Pittsburgh

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

1/31/98 NY Rangers at Boston

Chicago at Los Angeles

Detroit at Pittsburgh

Dallas at St. Louis

Tampa Bay at Florida

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

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

2/7/98 New Jersey at NY Islanders

Carolina at Boston

Philadelphia at Colorado

Los Angeles at Anaheim

Chicago at Dallas

Detroit at St. Louis

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Howie Rose and Chico Resch

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Greg Millen

2/28/98 Philadelphia at NY Rangers

Chicago at Colorado

Pittsburgh at Boston

Washington at Tampa Bay

St. Louis at Los Angeles

Phoenix at Dallas

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

Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

3/7/98 Detroit at Los Angeles

NY Rangers at New Jersey

Florida at Washington

Dallas at St. Louis

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

Chicago at Boston

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

3/14/98 Buffalo at Pittsburgh

Detroit at Philadelphia

NY Rangers at Boston

Chicago at Tampa Bay

Colorado at Los Angeles

Phoenix at St. Louis

3 p.m.

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 Terry Crisp

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

3/21/98 Phoenix at Los Angeles
Boston at Buffalo
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
Detroit at New York Rangers
Colorado at San Jose
3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp
Mike Emrick and John Davidson
Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab
Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

3/28/98 Carolina at Philadelphia

NY Rangers at Pittsburgh

Anaheim at Colorado

Detroit at St. Louis

Florida at Boston

San Jose at Dallas

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

4/4/98 Detroit at Chicago

Colorado at St. Louis

Florida at Philadelphia

Los Angeles at Washington

NY Rangers at NY Islanders

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

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

4/11/98 NY Rangers at Detroit

Phoenix at St. Louis

Florida at Pittsburgh

Washington at Philadelphia

Dallas at Tampa Bay

Colorado at Los Angeles

1 p.m.

1 p.m.

1 p.m.

1 p.m.

1 p.m.

6 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Kenny Albert and Terry Crisp

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Josh Lewin and Daryl Reaugh

John Kelly and Craig Simpson

4/18/98 Chicago at Dallas

Detroit at Colorado

NY Rangers at Philadelphia

Boston at Pittsburgh

Anaheim at Los Angeles

3 p.m.

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 Terry Crisp

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 NY 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 NY 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 NY Rangers
Los Angeles at Dallas

Pittsburgh at Washington

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

3/7/99 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
NY Rangers at NY Islanders

St. Louis at Chicago

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

3/21/99 Pittsburgh at NY 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 NY 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 Los Angeles at Dallas

Pittsburgh at Detroit^

Colorado at St. Louis

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Kenny Albert and Peter McNab

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

4/18/99 Pittsburgh at NY Rangers

Dallas at Colorado
Boston at Philadelphia

3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Sam Rosen

Jiggs McDonald and Joe Micheletti

Kenny Albert 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 NY Rangers at Quebec

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

NY 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 7), 1995 was the only time during its run as NHL broadcaster that FOX actually 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 Philadelphia at Tampa Bay

NY Rangers at Montreal*

Detroit at Winnipeg

Chicago at Calgary

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 Mickey Redmond

Jiggs McDonald and Peter McNab

4/28/96 NY Rangers at Montreal*

Detroit at Winnipeg

Pittsburgh at Washington

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

3 p.m.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Pat Foley and Mickey Redmond

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

5/5/96 St. Louis at Detroit*

NY 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 NY 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*

NY Rangers at New Jersey

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

5/11/97 NY 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 NY Rangers at Philadelphia 2 p.m. Mike Emrick, John Davidson, and Joe Micheletti
5/25/97 NY 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.

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

5/16/99 Buffalo at Boston

Detroit at Colorado

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti

Mike Emrick and John Davidson

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