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NHL 2Night

NHL 2Night
Starring Bill Pidto, John Buccigross and various analysts
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original channel ESPN2 (1995–2004)
Original release 1995 (1995) – May 22, 2004 (May 22, 2004)

NHL 2Night is a former news magazine that used to broadcast highlights of National Hockey League games and stories about the league up to five nights a week on ESPN and ESPN2. It was usually broadcast live at 10:00PM ET or immediately following a game on ESPN2. It was then re-broadcast a few times throughout the night and following day.

It debuted in 1995. The show was originally hosted by Bill Pidto and later John Buccigross. Barry Melrose was the main analyst.

Cancellation

The NHL and ESPN extended their broadcast agreement for the 2004-05 season, with options for the two following seasons. From a high of 129 game telecasts on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC in 1999-2000, the new deal called for 40 games on ESPN2. As part of this reduced commitment, the network cancelled NHL 2Night.

ESPNEWS now provides expanded segments for Barry Melrose, usually on Thursday nights, to analyze NHL action.

Personalities

Segments

  • Faceoff—The beginning segment of the show where the day's top news is discussed
  • Take Your Pick—A segment where the host and analyst(s) pick who will win a certain game or series
  • Eh or Neh—A segment where the host brings up a topic. The analyst must say if it will happen (eh) or won't happen (neh)
  • 2Night's Question—A trivia question asked at the first commercial break, usually relating to something that happened that day. The answer was revealed later in the show.
  • Highlights-Usually the bread and butter of any sports show, this one focused on the results of any given NHL game.
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