Versus is going into overtime with its coverage of the National Hockey League.
Comcast's national sports service, the exclusive cable home to the puck sport, will face-off NHL Overtime tonight at 11 p.m., following its post-game coverage on Hockey Central.
NHL Overtime, sliding into the spot previously occupied by The Daily Line, which was hosted by Jenn Sterger, the women at the center of the Brett Favre sexting scandal, that was canceled over small ratings, will air Mondays through Thursday, providing hockey fans with a one-stop destination for new and information about the league and the sport's other points of interest.
The show will feature game highlights, re-caps, expert analysis and all the hottest news and topics from the NHL, college, minor leagues and international hockey. The show will include in-studio guests as well as live post-game player interviews from around the league. Additionally, special longer-form features on coaches, players and influential names in hockey will also be a regular part of the show.
Each week, several new announcers and analysts will be showcased on the program, allowing for fresh perspectives and unbiased opinions. Tonight's inaugural telecast, for example, will feature Billy Jaffe and perennial NHL All-Star Bill Guerin along with host Bill Patrick, while hockey fans can expect to see many names come through the studio in the coming weeks, such as Aaron Ward, Ken Daneyko, Mike Millbury, Dave Maloney and Darren McCarty, among others.
"This season we have more NHL coverage than ever before and adding a nightly show provides an additional platform for the network to super-serve hockey fans the way only Versus can," said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming, production and business operations. "This is also a natural evolution in our relationship with the NHL, which has continued to reach new milestones each season."