FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Sun announce Panthers first-round TV schedule

BY foxsports • April 11, 2016

FORT LAURDERDALE, Fla. -- FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports Sun announced the networks television schedule for the Florida Panthers' first round playoff series versus the New York Islanders, beginning with Game 1 on Thursday, April 14, on FOX Sports Florida. Live coverage of Game 1 starts at 7 p.m. from The BB&T Center with a special, one-hour Panthers LIVE pregame show.

Throughout the first round, each game will also feature an in-depth postgame show with interviews and commentary. All first round games after Game 1 will also feature half-hour Panthers LIVE pregame shows. The Jet Blue Tarmac will serve as the primary location for all pre-and-postgame shows on home games. With games scheduled to be replayed late at night and the following day, FOX Sports Florida / FOX Sports Sun will be airing over 40 hours of Panthers programming on the networks throughout the series. FOX Sports Florida / FOX Sports Sun will televise all first round games except those exclusive to NBC.

Play-by-play announcer Steve "Goldie" Goldstein and color analyst Denis Potvin will provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the first round, while host Craig Minervini will anchor home game coverage alongside analyst Randy Moller.

First round playoff schedule:

Game

Date

Live Coverage Begins

Matchup

Network

1

Thursday, April 14

7 p.m.

New York  at Florida

FOX Sports Florida

2

Friday, Apr 15

7 p.m.

New York at Florida

FOX Sports Sun

3

Sunday, April 17

7:30 p.m.

Florida at New York

FOX Sports Florida

4

Wednesday, April 20

7:30 p.m.

Florida at  New York

FOX Sports Florida

5

Friday, Apr 22

7:30 p.m.

New York at Florida

FOX Sports Sun

6

Sunday, April 24

7 p.m.

Florida at New York

FOX Sports Sun

7*

Tuesday, Apr 26

TBD

New York at Florida

TBD

                 *if necessary

Be sure to follow @FOXPanthers and @FOXSportsFL on Twitter for live coverage and broadcast updates on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and visit FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings and exclusive Cats coverage.

ABOUT FOX SPORTS FLORIDA / FOX SPORTS SUN

FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports Sun are the regional television homes of the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. The regional sports networks are available in more than 6.5 million cable & satellite homes across the state. FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports Sun are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve by engaging our audiences and providing award winning TV  and web coverage of Florida's hometown sports teams. For more information, channel listings and how you can get involved with FOX Sports Florida / FOX Sports Sun, visit  www.foxsportsflorida.com.



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