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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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