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OLN RELEASES NHL SCHEDULE FOR 2006-07 REGULAR SEASON

Wednesday, 08.9.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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OLN RELEASES NHL SCHEDULE FOR 2006-07 REGULAR SEASON

Schedule Features Exclusive Game of the Week

Stamford, CT (August 9, 2006) – OLN, the national cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), today announced the television schedule for the 2006-07 regular season.

Click here to view the schedule.

The network, which will change its name to Versus on September 25, will be there when the NHL returns to the ice on Wednesday, October 4, with an Opening Night double-header. As in the network's first season with the NHL, fans can turn to Versus for exclusive national coverage of the most intense NHL rivalries on Monday and Tuesday nights. Additionally, this season's  schedule features a Game of the Week, wherein Versus will be the only place on television to catch an NHL game in the U.S. at that time.

"In the network's second year as the cable home of the NHL we worked closely with the league to craft a schedule that features the best match-ups and delivers the most exciting games to our audience," said Gavin Harvey, President of the network. "Having a Game of the Week is a fantastic addition because hockey fans will automatically know to turn to Versus on those nights."

Opening Night will showcase a rematch of the nail-biting Eastern Conference Finals from last season when the Buffalo Sabres take on the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes will be raising their hard-fought Stanley Cup banner before the game, and Versus will be there for the celebration. That game will be followed by Western conference rivals Dallas and Colorado taking to the ice. As always, the network will wrap up the evening with its stellar NHL

studio show, hosted by veteran Bill Clement, with Keith Jones and Brian Engblom. In total, Versus will present 54 regular-season games, All-Star weekend, wall-to-wall playoff action and the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final.

The network's NHL schedule highlights some of the most exciting hockey games of the season such as Philadelphia vs. New York Rangers, Boston vs. Montreal, and Detroit vs. Colorado. Every U.S.-based team will be featured on Versus at least once during the regular season, with teams like the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings making seven appearances each. Mike "Doc" Emrick will return as the network's lead play-by-play announcer. He will be joined all season long by the best NHL announcers in the game today, including Eddie Olczyk, Joe Beninati,

Bob Harwood and Darren Eliot. Additions to the network's hockey commentating team will be released as details become available.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 49 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 52 10 27 10 37
A. Barkov 42 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 52 10 25 12 35
V. Trocheck 52 17 16 4 33
R. Smith 52 16 15 11 31
B. Pirri 48 10 13 -4 23
A. Ekblad 48 10 12 21 22
B. Campbell 52 4 16 17 20
N. Bjugstad 37 9 8 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 2 1 .931 1.93

 
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