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NHL 2Night
Format Hockey
Starring Bill Pidto, John Buccigross and various analysts
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ESPN2 (1995–2004)
Original run 1995 (1995) – 2004 (2004)

NHL 2Night is a TV show that had highlights of National Hockey League games five nights a week on ESPN2. It was usually broadcast live at midnight eastern time (9 PM pacific) or immediately following an NHL telecast on ESPN2. It was then re-broadcast a few times throughout the night and following day.

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

Cancellation

The show broadcast highlights of NHL games and give previews of upcoming games. The show was canceled in 2004 after ESPN chose not to rival the bid to broadcast NHL games, which were won by OLN (now Versus) .

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

Personalities

Segments

  • Faceoff--A segment to enter the program to talk about news of the day
  • 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.
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