Blues to Air 77 Games on Television

More than 30 games will be televised in high-definition in 2008-09

Friday, 09.19.2008 / 10:45 AM / St Louis Blues - News
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Blues to Air 77 Games on Television
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues announced today that Fox Sports Midwest and KPLR-TV will televise 72 Blues games during the 2008-09 season, a significant increase from past seasons. In addition, the National Hockey League’s national television partner VERSUS will broadcast five Blues games, marking a franchise-record 77 games to be televised in 2008-09.

Blues fans will also see more games than ever before in high definition, as Fox Sports Midwest will produce approximately 30 games in HD, in addition to five high-definition telecasts on VERSUS. Fox Sports Midwest’s HD schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We’re thrilled that our excellent broadcast partners Fox Sports Midwest and KPLR have worked with us to deliver 72 Blues games into the homes of our fans,” said Peter McLoughlin, CEO of St. Louis Blues Enterprises. “Our fans will also see Blues games in high definition more than 30 times this season, which is a huge increase from last season.”

“We’re proud to bring more games and significantly more high definition telecasts to Blues fans throughout the region,” said Jack Donovan, Fox Sports Midwest General Manager and Senior Vice President.

In the 2007-08 season, the Blues had 69 games televised (65 games combined on Fox Sports Midwest and KPLR, 10 of which were HD along with four games on VERSUS). From 1999-2000 - 2007-08 (with the exception of the lockout season), Fox Sports Midwest and KPLR broadcasted 65 games in each of those seasons. The 2008-09 season marks the ninth consecutive NHL season that both partners have televised at least 65 regular season Blues games.

Fox Sports Midwest, entering its 13th season as the Blues’ flagship television partner, will air 51 games, (approximately 30 of which will be in HD) and will begin with the season opener on Friday, October 10 when the Blues host the Nashville Predators at Scottrade Center. Coverage of every game on Fox Sports Midwest begins and ends with Blues Live, the network’s in-depth pregame and postgame show.

John Kelly returns to the broadcast booth for his fourth consecutive season with the Blues while entering his 19th season calling play-by-play action in the NHL. Kelly, son of the late legendary Blues broadcaster Dan Kelly, Sr., will be alongside Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie Federko for all games being televised on Fox Sports Midwest and KPLR. This season represents Federko’s eighth as the Blues’ television color analyst. Dan McLaughlin, in his 13th season covering the Blues, and Jim Hayes will serve as in-game reporters and contributors to Blues Live. Pat Parris will host Blues Live, with former Blue Bruce Affleck as a studio analyst.

KPLR, entering its 11th consecutive NHL season as a Blues broadcast television partner, will televise 21 games, highlighted by 19 games on weekends, which includes 15 Saturday night games.

The Blues will play five times on VERSUS throughout the season as the network enters its fourth season as the NHL’s national television partner. In total, VERSUS will televise 56 regular-season NHL games, All-Star weekend, games in each round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. Every game on VERSUS is produced and shown in HD where available.

2008-09 Blues TV Schedule

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 68 33 29 17 62
T. Oshie 79 21 39 19 60
D. Backes 74 27 30 14 57
J. Schwartz 80 25 31 28 56
A. Pietrangelo 81 8 43 20 51
K. Shattenkirk 81 10 35 1 45
V. Tarasenko 64 21 22 20 43
D. Roy 75 9 28 -1 37
J. Bouwmeester 82 4 33 26 37
V. Sobotka 61 9 24 14 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 18 6 2 .922 1.96
R. Miller 25 30 4 .918 2.64

 
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