• “Panthers Live” pregame shows before every game

• All-new “Playoff Preview Show” debuts this weekend featuring Panthers and Lightning broadcasters

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Bally Sports Florida, the network home of the Florida Panthers, announced the local television schedule and broadcast plans for the Panthers’ First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. Live coverage of Game 1 will start Sunday, May 16 at 7 p.m. with the “Panthers Live” pregame show on Bally Sports Florida.

Play-by-play announcer Steve “Goldie” Goldstein and color analyst Randy Moller will provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the first round. Host Jessica Blaylock, in-game reporter Katie Gaus and analysts Ed Jovanovski and Jeff Chychrun round out the broadcast team. Goldie and Randy will call home games from BB&T Center and travel to Tampa to call away games from AMALIE Arena, while all other broadcasters will provide coverage from BB&T Center for home games and the Bally Sports studio for away games. All games will feature “Panthers Live” pre-and-postgame coverage.

Panthers fans can get their first-round fix on Bally Sports Florida beginning on Friday, May 14 at 9 p.m. with the premiere of the “Playoff Preview Show.” The 30-minute program is a must-watch for hockey fans on both sides of the rivalry as Jessica, Randy and Ed revisit Florida’s phenomenal regular season, looks ahead to the road to the Stanley Cup and preview the first-round series with Bally Sports Sun – Tampa Bay Lightning broadcaster’s Paul Kennedy, Brian Engblom and Dave Andreychuk. The show will air throughout the weekend leading up to Game 1.

Panthers games airing on Bally Sports Florida will stream live on the all-new Bally Sports app and on www.ballysports.com when a consumer authenticates through their pay-tv service. The Bally Sports app is available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, as well as connected devices including, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku Players and Roku TV, Samsung and LG platforms and Xbox One. Fans can download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows App Store.

First round playoff schedule:

Game 1: Sunday, May 16 at 7pm on Bally Sports Florida

Game 2: Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30pm on Bally Sports Florida

Game 3: Thursday, May 20 at 6pm on Bally Sports Florida

Game 4: Saturday, May 22 at 12pm on Bally Sports FLorida

*Game 5: Monday, May 24, TBD

*Game 6: Wednesday, May 26, TBD

*Game 7: Friday, May 28, TBD

*if necessary


Eric Esteban, (954) 375-3634, helloflorida@ballysports.com


Bally Sports Florida and Bally Sports Sun are the local destinations for the Orlando Magic, Miami HEAT, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. Together, Bally Sports Florida and Bally Sports Sun present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market. Serving sports fans across the Sunshine State, the regional networks combine to produce more than 700 live sporting events and over 300 studio based and original programs year round. Bally Sports Florida and Bally Sports Sun are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve by engaging our audiences and providing award-winning TV, digital and streaming coverage of Florida’s hometown sports teams.

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