NHL 2Night

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NHL 2Night
StarringBill Pidto, John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and various analysts
Country of originUnited States
Running time30 minutes
Original networkESPN2 (1995–2004)
Original release1995 (1995) –
May 22, 2004 (May 22, 2004)

NHL 2Night is a former news magazine that used to broadcast highlights of National Hockey League games and stories about the league up to five nights a week on ESPN and ESPN2. It was usually broadcast live at 10:00PM ET or immediately following a game on ESPN2. It was then re-broadcast a few times throughout the night and following day.

It debuted in 1995. The show was originally hosted by Bill Pidto[1] and later John Buccigross.[2][3] Barry Melrose[2][3] was the main analyst.


The NHL and ESPN extended their broadcast agreement for the 2004–05 season, with options for the two following seasons. From a high of 129 game telecasts on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC in 1999–2000, the new deal called for 40 games on ESPN2. As part of this reduced commitment, the network cancelled NHL 2Night.

ESPNEWS now provides expanded segments for Barry Melrose, usually on Thursday nights, to analyze NHL action.



  • Faceoff—The beginning segment of the show where the day's top news is discussed
  • Take Your Pick—A segment where the host and analyst(s) pick who will win a certain game or series
  • Eh or Neh—A segment where the host brings up a topic. The analyst must say if it will happen (eh) or won't happen (neh)
  • 2Night's Question—A trivia question asked at the first commercial break, usually relating to something that happened that day. The answer was revealed later in the show.
  • Highlights-Usually the bread and butter of any sports show, this one focused on the results of any given NHL game.


  1. ^ "#FlashbackFriday: NHL 2Night". ESPN Front Row. 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  2. ^ a b c d e "ESPN.com - TVLISTINGS - NHL 2Night". www.espn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Out of Bounds: An interview with John Buccigross". old.post-gazette.com. Retrieved 2021-06-04.