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Encyclopedia > The NHL on CBS

The NHL on CBS was professional ice hockey's first official incarnation of the sport's Game of the Week in the United States. It came at just about the time when the NHL's Original Six franchises were to be joined by the league's first expansion class of 1967. NHL redirects here. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Original Six is the term used by fans of ice hockey to refer to the six teams that made up the National Hockey League from the 1942-43 season to the leagues expansion of 1967. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

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In relation to the 1967 NHL Expansion

For more details on this topic, see 1967 NHL Expansion.

Although, the San Francisco Bay Area was not considered a particularly good hockey market, but the terms of a new television agreement with CBS called for two of the expansion teams to be located in California. Hence, the California Golden Seals and Los Angeles Kings joining the National Hockey League at the behest of CBS. The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The California Golden Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1967-76. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Coverage

For six seasons, from 1967 through 1972, CBS aired a game each week between mid-January until early-mid May in each of those seasons, mainly on a Sunday afternoon, including playoffs. The 1966-67 NHL season was the 50th season of the National Hockey League. ... Regular Season* October 16 The Toronto Maple Leafs Norm Ullman tallies his 1,000th point. ...


In 1971, CBS was not scheduled to broadcast Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but showed the prime time contest between the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Black Hawks almost as a public service. The 1970-71 NHL season was the 54th season of the National Hockey League. ... Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... A public service announcement (PSA) or community service announcement (CSA) is a non-commercial advertisement, typically on radio or television, broadcast for the public good. ...

See also: 1966-67 NHL season, 1967-68 NHL season, 1968-69 NHL season, 1969-70 NHL season, 1970-71 NHL season, and 1971-72 NHL season

The 1966-67 NHL season was the 50th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1968-69 NHL season was the 52nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1969-70 NHL season was the 53rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1970-71 NHL season was the 54th season of the National Hockey League. ... Regular Season* October 16 The Toronto Maple Leafs Norm Ullman tallies his 1,000th point. ...

Commentators

Commentators for CBS included Dan Kelly, Stu Nahan, Jim Gordon and Bill Mazer. Dan Kelly (March 17, 1936 - February 10, 1989) was a play-by-play broadcaster best known for his radio coverage of the St. ... A telvision veteran since the 1950s, Stu Nahan is best remembered for his role as a boxing commentator in all of the Rocky films as well as being a longtime sportscaster in the Los Angeles market. ... Bill Mazer is a TV/radio personality. ...


Memorable moments

Perhaps, the most memorable moment came on Mother's Day of 1970 (May 10), when Bobby Orr's winning goal in overtime of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals gave his Boston Bruins their first Stanley Cup Championship since 1941, as they swept the St. Louis Blues at the old Boston Garden. Orr's goal was followed by a belly-flop. A celebratory cake. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1969-70 NHL season was the 53rd season of the National Hockey League. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... Robert Gordon Bobby Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman and is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. ... Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1940-41 NHL season was the 24th season of the National Hockey League. ... The St. ... Boston Garden ISBN 0738511528 The Boston Garden was an arena built in 1928 and demolished in 1998 after the completion of its new successor arena, the FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden. ...


1980 Stanley Cup Finals

After the NHL left CBS in 1972, the network would only air one other NHL game. That would take place on Saturday, May 24, 1980, with Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders. The game was won in overtime by the host Islanders, who captured their first of their four consecutive Stanley Cups. Regular Season* October 16 The Toronto Maple Leafs Norm Ullman tallies his 1,000th point. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a city located on Long Island. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


By that time, Dan Kelly was joined by former NHL on NBC commentator, Tim Ryan. Dan Kelly did play-by-play for the first and third periods as well as overtime. Meanwhile, Tim Ryan only did play-by-play for the second period. The NHL on NBC is a TV show that televises National Hockey League games on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and is produced by NBC Sports. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Overtime, in ice hockey, is a method of determining the winner and loser of ice hockey matches should a game be tied after regulation. ...


However, that turned out to be the last NHL game (to this date) to be televised on CBS. It was also the last NHL game on American network television for nearly ten years.


See also

Preceded by
NBC
NHL network broadcast partner in the United States
1967 - 1972
Succeeded by
NBC
Preceded by
NHL Network
NHL network broadcast partner in the United States (with Hughes)
1980
Succeeded by
USA

 
 

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