FOX Sports Florida scheduled to air 81 Florida Panthers games in 2016-17
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- FOX Sports Florida and the Florida Panthers jointly announced the team's 2016-17 NHL regular season television schedule, featuring 81 games broadcast on the network.
FOX Sports Florida will start the season in Sunrise as the Panthers host the New Jersey Devils at The BB&T Center. Coverage will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 with a special, one-hour edition of the Panthers LIVE pregame show. Play-by-play announcer Steve "Goldie" Goldstein returns alongside color analyst Denis Potvin to provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the season. Panthers LIVE host Craig Minervini will be joined throughout the season by analyst Randy Moller during pregame, postgame and intermission, while Jessica Blaylock returns as reporter.
Of the Panthers' complete 82-game schedule, FOX Sports Florida will not be able to televise one game due to national television exclusivity. An additional preseason game on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. will be televised on the network when the Panthers face the New Jersey Devils at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
NEW THIS SEASON: LIVE STREAMING
In an exciting new addition to the way Panthers fans can watch this season, all 81 Florida Panthers games televised on FOX Sports Florida will also be streamed live on FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports GO is available to customers of participating pay-TV providers on iOS, Android, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Roku, Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.
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 have been fixtures in the homes of sports fans throughout the Sunshine State for over 20 years. Today, the networks combine to produce more than 700 live sporting events and over 300 studio based and original programs year round. 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.