Countdown To Face-Off is ON featuring a new Blue Jackets Conversation show, Links to the Game featuring Jody Shelley, Cole Sillinger and Patrik Laine, Blue Jackets Rewinds from last season, and exclusive CBJ videos on social media throughout the preseason.
COLUMBUS, OH – Bally Sports Ohio will produce all non-nationally exclusive Blue Jackets 2023-24 regular season games each with pre- and postgame coverage. Click for the complete game schedule.
The Blue Jackets open their 23rd NHL season at home on Thursday, October 12th with a 7 p.m. puck drop vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. Bally Sports Ohio will feature a special hour-long pregame show live from Nationwide Arena Plaza starting at 6 p.m.
Pre- and Postgame Coverage
Blue Jackets Livepregame show, presented by Central Ohio Toyota Dealers, will air 30 minutes prior to every game providing commentary, features, and in-depth pregame coverage. Immediately following the final horn of each game, the postgame edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy,will feature highlights, player interviews and analysis.
Play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer and color analyst Jody Shelley are back to call the action all season long with Dave Maetzoldreporting. Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre and Brian Giesenschlag return to co-host Blue Jackets Live.
Blue Jackets coverage can be streamed on www.ballysports.com and the Bally Sports app when a consumer authenticates through their pay TV service or subscribes to Bally Sports+.
The Bally Sports app is available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, as well as the following platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
Countdown to Face-Off
Bally Sports Ohio is getting CBJ fans ready for the season with “Countdown to Face-Off”, presented by Jet’s Pizza. Over the next month, Jackets fans can watch Blue Jackets Conversations, Links to the Game, Blue Jackets Rewinds, and Welcome to the NHL on Bally Sports Ohio, as well as exclusive preseason videos on ballysports.com and Bally Sports Columbus social media channels.
- Blue Jackets Conversations is a 30-minute program featuring sit-down interviews with the team’s new head coach Mike Babcock, their 2023 Draft pick Adam Fantilli, and president of hockey operations John Davidson. The show debuts Thursday, Sept 14th at 8:30 p.m. and will re-air throughout the preseason. Check local listings for replays.
- Links to the Game is a 30-minute program featuring golf pro Jimmy Hanlin golfing with Patrik Laine, Cole Sillinger and Jody Shelley. The show debuts Saturday, Oct. 7th at 8 p.m. Check local listings for replays.
- Blue Jackets Rewinds: The network is replaying three exciting games from the Jackets 2022-23 season. Debut dates below; check local listings for additional re-airs.
- Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. – CBJ vs. Hurricanes from Jan. 7, 2023
- Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. – CBJ vs. Oilers from Feb. 25, 2023
- Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. CBJ vs. Islanders from Mar. 24, 2023
- Exclusive Videos - Click to watch:
- Adam Fantilli and Damon Severson throw out ceremonial first pitches at Reds and Guardians games
- Damon Severson join Guardians Live pregame show
- Adam Fantilli join Reds Live pregame show
- The full exclusive interview with Adam Fantilli
- The full exclusive interview with Mike Babcock
- Welcome to the NHL is an hour-long show produced by the NHL that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the top prospects in the 2023 NHL Draft in Nashville, including Jackets pick Adam Fantilli.