With a new hockey season on the horizon, ESPN is bringing fans hours of coverage both on and off the ice including a new weekly series The Point. John Buccigross will host the ESPN2 show that premieres on October 7th.

(Photo by Kelly Backus / ESPN Images)

(Photo by Kelly Backus / ESPN Images)

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What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has announced the debut of The Point— a new weekly afternoon series dedicated to hockey that will air on ESPN2.
  • The Point joins the network’s Thursday afternoon lineup from 3-4 pm ET. Additionally, episodes will be simulcast live on ESPN+ and will be available for on-demand replay.
  • Viewers can also watch The Point on the ESPN App with their TV everywhere credentials.
  • Produced by the team behind E:60, The Point will tell impactful stories from players, teams and personalities around the NHL.  
  • John Buccigross hosts the weekly series and will also serve as a play-by-play commentator for NHL game coverage this season as well as Frozen Four coverage.
  • The Point joins ESPN+’s long-running NHL post-game show In the Crease in complementing NHL game coverage across the networks and streaming properties.

Where to Watch The Point:

  • To celebrate ESPN’s NHL Opening Week programming, and before settling into its official schedule, The Point will premiere on ESPN2 on and temporarily move to ESPN:
    • October 7th at 5 pm ET on ESPN2
    • October 12th at 3 pm ET; at 7 pm ET ESPN
    • October 12-15th at 3 pm ET on ESPN

What They’re Saying:

  • Executive producer Andy Tennant: “Our goal is to make The Point essential viewing for hockey fans. Our approach is informed by our experience as sports storytellers. The features will go deep – telling the story of the NHL as only our team can. And in John Buccigross, we have the perfect host.  He has credibility with every hockey fan—and his knowledge and passion for the sport, along with his skills in this role, give us the foundation for everything we’re doing.”
  • John Buccigross: “If NHL 2Night had a child it would be The Point. Like any good parent, our goal is to make this hockey kid even better than its parents. Stoked to get going!”
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