, April 10, 2000

FOX Sports Net Announces Florida Panthers First Round Playoff Television Schedule

Florida Panthers Playoff Coverage Begins Thursday, April 13th at 7:00pm

Sunrise, FL – April 10, 2000 – FOX Sports Net Florida today announced its scheduled coverage of the Florida Panthers Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoff series against the New Jersey Devils. Coverage begins with Game 1 from the Continental Airlines Arena this Thursday evening at 7:00pm with FOX Sports Net’s Panthers Tonight! pregame show, hosted by Randy Moller along side play-by-play man Jeff Rimer and color analyst, NHL Hall of Famer Denis Potvin.


FOX Sports Net will also carry Games 2, 3 and 4 plus Games 5 and 7 if necessary. Below is FOX Sports Net’s telecast schedule for the Florida Panthers Round 1 playoff series:

GAME

OPPONENT

DATE

PANTHERS TONIGHT! BEGINS

GAME TIME
Game 1 @ New Jersey Thursday, April 13 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Game 2 @ New Jersey Sunday, April 16 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Game 3 vs. New Jersey Tuesday, April 18 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Game 4 vs. New Jersey Thursday, April 20 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Game 5 *** @ New Jersey Saturday, April 22 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
Game 7 *** @ New Jersey Tuesday, April 25 6:30 PM 7:00 PM


FOX Sports Net’s continued coverage of Florida Panthers hockey will also include designated games in Round 2 of the playoffs should the Panthers win the series against the New Jersey Devils and advance to the second round.


“This is an extremely exciting time of the year for hockey fans. Being able to bring Panthers’ fans in South Florida playoff coverage of the Panthers pursuit of the Stanley Cup, is what we have hoped for all season long. The Panthers are an electrifying team and we look forward to some exciting first round games and a possible second round series,” noted Rod Mickler, Senior Vice President of FOX Sports Net Florida.


FOX Sports Net will pre-empt the previously scheduled BASEBALL THURSDAY telecast on April 13th. The April 20th Florida Marlins telecast against the Pittsburgh Pirates, previously scheduled on FOX Sports Net will be available on WAMI-TV 69. FOX Sports Net will pick up the April 22nd Florida Marlins game against the Philadelphia Phillies from WAMI. Coverage will begin at 6:30pm with Marlins On-Deck, followed by the game at 7:00pm.


FOX Sports Net Florida reaches nearly 3.8 million homes throughout Florida, including the home satellite dish market. FOX Sports Net Florida programming includes Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays; the NHL’s Florida Panthers; The University of Miami, The University of South Florida and The University of North Florida. FOX Sports Net Florida — formerly SportsChannel Florida — is a service of Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has been dedicated to “Home Team” fans for nearly 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow’s sports assets, including the Madison Square Garden Properties, its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, and the ownership and management of seven regional sports networks in six of the nation’s largest markets — Chicago, Florida, New England, New York, Ohio and San Francisco.

Contact:

Michelle Stevens
Communications Manager
954-845-9994

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