Kings, Fox Sports West announce 2020-21 TV schedule

Looking to watch the LA Kings this season? Well you’ve come to the right place. The Kings and Fox Sports West announced today that FSW will air 51 of the 56 Kings games this season, with all 56 games aired locally in the Los Angeles market.

From the team’s official release –

The LA Kings and FOX Sports West today revealed the club’s television schedule for the 2020-21 NHL regular season, Kings Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Content Michael Altieri and FOX Sports West Senior Vice President and General Manager Lindsay Amstutz announced.

This marks the 35th Anniversary of Kings Hockey on FOX Sports West, with the relationship beginning in 1985.

All 56 Kings regular season games will be broadcast this season locally or on national television with regular season coverage of LA Kings Hockey on FOX Sports West kicking-off with the club’s season/home opener, the Kings-Minnesota Wild game at STAPLES Center, on Thursday, January 14. Coverage on FOX Sports West on January 14 begins at 6:30 p.m., the first of 51 games on the home of the Kings.

Also as a part of the Kings coverage on television this season will include five games, as previously announced by the NHL and NBC. The following five Kings games will be broadcast on NBCSN –

Kings at St. Louis, February 24
Kings at Colorado, March 14
Vegas at Kings, March 21
Kings at San Jose, March 24
Vegas at Kings, April 14

Three more Kings games — on March 10, March 21 and April 18 — are non-exclusive NBCSN Broadcasts and FSW will also broadcast these games.

Additionally, two games are slated to be carried by KCOP-TV (Channel 13) – February 5 at Vegas and February 26 at Minnesota.

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In terms of the broadcast team, the Fox Sports West lineup from last season sees Alex Faust and Jim Fox returning in the booth, while Patrick O’Neal, Daryl Evans, Jarret Stoll and Carrlyn Bathe also return as a part of the broadcast team. From the release –

Kings television play-by-play announcer Alex Faust returns for his fourth season and is joined by analyst Jim Fox in the Kings broadcast booth. Fox, the former Kings forward, is entering his 31st season as the club’s television analyst. From the production truck, Steven “Hoover” Dorfman will begin his 12th season on Kings telecasts, serving as the producer, and Mike Hassan will again direct the telecasts, a position he has held since 1995.

Games will air this season on FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and KCOP-TV/Channel 13. As part of game coverage, the Emmy Award Winning “LA Kings Live” returns prior to and immediately following all home and road telecasts on FOX Sports West. Patrick O’Neal again serves as host, sitting alongside former LA Kings players Daryl Evans and Jarret Stoll. Fox also joins pre- and post-game shows to offer viewers further analysis. In addition, Carrlyn Bathe is back for her third season to deliver interviews, reports and social media updates surrounding home and road telecasts.

Also returning to the TV programming lineup in 2021 is “LA Kings Weekly.” The show takes Kings fans behind the scenes with exclusive interviews, unique features and more. The half-hour show debuts January 21 on FOX Sports West immediately following the Kings-Avalanche contest.

Fox and Faust return behind the mic for all LA Kings telecasts on FOX Sports West with top priority being placed on COVID-19 safety protocols this season. The duo will call all home games from their usual television booth inside STAPLES Center and they will call all road telecasts next to the FOX Sports West production truck in a separate trailer, outside the arena.

More information will be added to this article when the Kings radio schedule is announced prior to the start of the 2020-21 regular season.

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