COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and television partner FOX Sports Ohio announced October 8 that the network will present 37 of its 75 Blue Jackets telecasts in High Definition with the first HD broadcast of the 2008-09 campaign scheduled for Saturday, October 11 at 10 p.m. when the Blue Jackets visit the Phoenix Coyotes during the club's season-opening, three-game road trip. Nineteen HD telecasts will originate from Nationwide Arena along with 18 from the road. Viewers should check their cable or satellite television listings for HD broadcast channel locations.
The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Jackets broadcast team features play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer and color analyst Danny Gare. Game night coverage begins 30 minutes prior to each game and continues after the final horn with the Blue Jackets Live pre- and post-game shows. Blue Jackets radio network analyst Bill Davidge joins the television team for the pre-game edition, which is hosted by Jeff Hogan from Nationwide Arena and Jim Day from the road. The home and road post-game shows are hosted by Jim Day, who will be joined by Bill Davidge on the road.
2008-09 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS FOX SPORTS OHIO HD TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Date Day Opponent Time
Oct. 11 Sat. at Phoenix Coyotes 10 p.m.
14 Tue. at San Jose Sharks 10:30 p.m.
27 Mon. ANAHEIM DUCKS 7 p.m.
Nov. 12 Wed. PHOENIX COYOTES 7 p.m.
22 Sat. at Atlanta Thrashers 7 p.m.
29 Sat. WASHINGTON CAPITALS 7 p.m.
Dec. 1 Mon. VANCOUVER CANUCKS 7 p.m.
6 Sat. at Los Angeles Kings 10:30 p.m.
7 Sun. at Anaheim Ducks 8 p.m.
11 Thu. NASHVILLE PREDATORS 7 p.m.
14 Sun. at Chicago Blackhawks 7 p.m.
17 Wed. SAN JOSE SHARKS 7 p.m.
18 Thu. at Dallas Stars 8:30 p.m.
20 Sat. at Phoenix Coyotes 9 p.m.
27 Sat. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 7 p.m.
31 Wed. at Anaheim Ducks 9 p.m.
Jan. 3 Sat. at St. Louis Blues 8:30 p.m.
6 Tue. at Detroit Red Wings 7:30 p.m.
10 Sat. MINNESOTA WILD 7 p.m.
13 Tue. COLORADO AVALANCHE 7 p.m.
18 Sun. at Vancouver Canucks 8 p.m.
20 Tue. at Edmonton Oilers 9 p.m.
30 Fri. OTTAWA SENATORS 7 p.m.
31 Sat. DALLAS STARS 7 p.m.
Feb. 6 Fri. at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30 p.m.
13 Fri. DETROIT RED WINGS 7 p.m.
14 Sat. at Carolina Hurricanes 7 p.m.
16 Mon. DALLAS STARS 7 p.m.
21 Sat. ANAHEIM DUCKS 7 p.m.
26 Thu. at Edmonton Oilers 9 p.m.
Mar. 10 Tue. BOSTON BRUINS 7 p.m.
12 Thu. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 7 p.m.
18 Wed. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 7 p.m.
24 Tue. at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 4 Sat. at Nashville Predators 8 p.m.
5 Sun. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 5 p.m.
11 Sat. MINNESOTA WILD 7 p.m.
Individual game tickets for 2008-09 regular season home games are on sale now at Nationwide Arena, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, the Chiller Ice Rinks, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.