FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2021) - FOX Sports Florida, the television home of the Florida Panthers, announced today the network will produce and televise 55 regular season Panthers games as part of the 2020-21 National Hockey League season.
Opening night coverage begins live from The BB&T Center on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. with a special one-hour edition of the "Panthers Live" pregame show. The pregame show will lead right up to puck drop at 7 p.m. when the Panthers open the season vs. the visiting the Dallas Stars. All home broadcasts throughout the season will feature half-hour "Panthers Live" pregame shows along with extended postgame coverage from site.
Play-by-play announcer Steve "Goldie" Goldstein returns alongside color analyst Randy Moller to provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the season. This season marks two years together in the broadcast booth for the Goldstein-Moller pairing. "Panthers Live" hosts Craig Minervini and Jessica Blaylock will be joined once again by a pair of familiar blueliners. Former Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski and former NHL defenseman Jeff Chychrun return for their second season as pregame, postgame and intermission analysts. Katie Gaus rounds out the broadcast team in her second season as in-game reporter for select games.
The FOX Sports Studio in Fort Lauderdale will serve as FOX Sports Florida's remote broadcast hub for road games with Goldstein and Moller calling away games remotely throughout the season.
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. This season's premiere episode, "Inside the Panthers: Winning the Right Way," will spotlight new General Manager Bill Zito and debut on opening night following the "Panthers Live" postgame show. Additional episodes will be announced ahead of their premiere dates. Episodes will be announced ahead of their premiere dates.
Fans can check www.FOXSportsFlorida.com and www.FloridaPanthers.com for more information on Panthers' telecasts, and visit www.GetMyHomeTeams.com to see options for getting FOX Sports Florida in their area. Every Panthers game televised on FOX Sports Florida will be available once again on FOX Sports GO, the live streaming platform that showcases all of the Sinclair Regional Sports Networks' events and studio programming through pay-TV providers. FOX Sports GO is currently available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android as well as foxsportsgo.com. FOX Sports GO is also available on connected devices including, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku Players and Roku TV, and Xbox One. Fans can download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows App Store.
Of the Panthers complete 56-game schedule, FOX Sports Florida will not air one game due to national television exclusivity.
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