FOX Sports Ohio & Columbus Blue Jackets Announce 2013-14 Telecast Schedule
AUG 15, 2013 11:32a ET
Ohio's leading regional sports network to televise 80 Blue Jackets games.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today the 2013-14 telecast schedule. The network will carry 80 regular season games.
FOX Sports Ohio’s coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets begins on Friday, October 4th when the club opens the 2013-14 season at Nationwide Arena with a 7pm match-up against the Calgary Flames.
Of the Blue Jackets’ complete 82-game schedule, FOX Sports Ohio will NOT be able to televise the following games due to NBC Sports Network exclusivity:
• Monday, December 9 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins
• Tuesday, March 25 vs. the Detroit Red Wings
Coverage each game night will begin with Blue Jackets Live pre-game show, presented by Central Ohio Toyota Dealers, featuring highlights, player interviews and analysis 30 minutes prior to each game. On Opening Night, FOX Sports Ohio will feature a 1-hour pre-game show. Immediately following the final horn, the coverage will continue with the post-game edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy.
The FOX Sports Ohio/Blue Jackets broadcast team will once again feature play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer alongside color analyst Bill Davidge. Dan Kamal is also back this season to co-host Blue Jackets Live. As previously announced, Dave Maetzold will serve as in-game reporter and Brian Giesenschlag joins the team as co-host of Blue Jackets Live. In addition, former Blue Jackets forward Jody Shelley will also be a contributor on the network’s coverage of the Blue Jackets throughout season.
Kamal, Rick Gethin, Tom Fellrath (Dark Blue Jacket) and Alison Lukan will provide unique perspective and coverage on FOXSportsOhio.com. The website will also once again host the ultimate second-screen experience, Blue Jackets Game Connect.