Your Announcers and Open Thread For Devils-Flyers

New Jersey vs. Philadelphia, 7PM, VERSUS
Play by Play:
Joe Beninati
Color: Keith Jones
Reporter: Bob Harwood

Something I’ll Be Noticing While Watching Hockey Tonight

Keith Jones will be working tonight’s Devils/Flyers game on VERSUS.  Now, those of you familiar with the network would see that as no surprise, as Jonesy is always present on VERSUS’ hockey coverage as a studio analyst.  But tonight, he’ll be throwing down as a game analyst, marking the first time in VERSUS history (that I can remember) that he will not be in the studio.  Darren McCarty will work Hockey Central with Bill Patrick and Brian Engblom, in what looks to be a continued effort to make Mac a regular.

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BREAKING: NBC’s Pens/Caps Ratings Tie Season High

According to Sports Business Daily (reg. required), NBC’s telecast of the Penguins/Capitals Sunday showdown scored a 1.3 overnight rating, tying the two weeks ago telecast of Pens/Flyers for the network’s best rating for an indoor game this season.  It’s also the best overnight rating to date for Pittsburgh-Washington, which the NHL has attempted to promote as it’s biggest rivalry.

More later, local ratings tomorrow.

Good Morning

I’m under the weather early today, so please check out the “5 Reasons I Love Hockey” I did on Puck Daddy until Noon, when I tell you the ratings of Pens/Caps.  Enjoy.