COYOTES TO PLAY TWO NATIONALLY TELEVISED GAMES THIS WEEK
/ Arizona Coyotes
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Sunday, February 10, 2008
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes will appear in both of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) nationally televised games this week. Both games will see the Coyotes take on their Pacific Division rival, the Dallas Stars.
VERSUS, the exclusive cable television home of the National Hockey League, will put a microphone on NHL legend and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, Wayne Gretzky, during the network’s Feb. 11 telecast of the Phoenix Coyotes/Dallas Stars match-up from the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The game will air on VERSUS at 5:00 p.m. and in HD where available.
“Throughout the season, we always try new production enhancements and are constantly adding elements to our telecasts to get fans more engaged in the game,” said Mike Baker, Coordinating Producer for the NHL on VERSUS. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our viewers an insider’s look at the sport with on-the-bench commentary from the greatest NHL talent as he interacts with his players and coaches throughout the game.”
Dave Strader, the Coyotes’ play-by-play announcer for all of the team’s regional broadcasts, will call the action for VERSUS. Andy Bock, who produces the Coyotes’ regional broadcasts, will produce the game for VERSUS.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, the Coyotes and Stars will face-off again, this time at Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix. The game will air nationally on HD-Net at 7:00 p.m.