FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 19, 2014) –FOX Sports Florida and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment jointly announced today the Florida Panthers’ 2014-15 NHL regular season television broadcast schedule, featuring all 82 games broadcast on the network.
FOX Sports Florida will start the season on the road as the Panthers travel to Tampa Bay to take on the in-state rival Lightning. Coverage will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 for viewers throughout South Florida. Panthers LIVE, FOX Sports Florida’s pregame show for home games, and extended postgame show for all home and road broadcasts, will provide viewers with an in-depth look at the team before they hit the ice versus their opponents. The home opener on Saturday, Oct. 11 vs. the New Jersey Devils will feature a special, one-hour edition of the Panthers LIVE pregame show.
Play-by-play announcer Steve “Goldie” Goldstein returns, alongside NHL Hall of Famer Denis Potvin as color analyst, to provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the season. Panthers LIVE host Drew Goldfarb will be joined by 14-year NHL veteran Bill Lindsay as color analyst during pregame, postgame and intermissions.
In anticipation of the start of the season, FOX Sports Florida will televise over 30 hours of Florida Panthers programming starting on Friday, Oct. 3. For six consecutive nights on the network, ‘Panthers Week’ will feature replays of six of the best games from last season, as well as the premiere of the “Inside the Panthers” preseason special.
The popular “Inside the Panthers” series returns and will feature player profiles and episodes offering behind-the-scenes access to other aspects of the team and its operations -- all designed to bring the fans closer to their favorite team. There are six new episodes tentatively scheduled to air throughout the upcoming season.
The 2014-2015 broadcast schedule will provide fans with an exciting, season-long slate of matchups as the Cats look to win the Atlantic Division behind the leadership of new Head Coach Gerard Gallant.