Versus, NHL Make Better Ice


Versus said it will add enhanced production and studio elements to its National Hockey League coverage, which begins Wednesday with an opening-night doubleheader.

The former OLN said it will air the Buffalo Sabres’ visit to the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. (EST) in HD and enhance the audio with additional microphones.

Following the Sabres-Hurricanes game, the network will present the Colorado Avalanche hosting the Dallas Stars at 10 p.m.

Bill Clement, Keith Jones and Brian Engblom will host Versus’ studio show, which will feature: Versus One-on-One, remote interviews with players and coaches “that go in-depth with their subjects”; Face-Off, a regular debate between the studio talent on the hot topics in the NHL; Plays of the Week, a weekly musical tribute to the best plays of the past week; and Marquee Match-Ups, which previews key NHL games televised by other networks during the week.