Our third straight NHL-centric post will deal with tonight’s episode of the critically-acclaimed HBO Sports 24/7 series on the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers meeting at the Winter Classic. Tonight’s installment will entail with another week of preparation between the two teams leading up to the January 2 game.
In addition, we’ll get our first glimpse of the ice being laid down at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia, the site of this year’s game.
We get details from this HBO Sports press release.
Debut: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 28 (11:00 p.m.), 29 (5:00 p.m., 11:50 p.m.), 30 (11:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.) and 31 (noon), and Jan. 1 (9:00 a.m.), 2 (7:00 p.m., 1:55 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 30 (midnight) and Jan. 1 (11:45 p.m.), 2 (9:00 a.m.) and 3 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO On Demand availability begins: Jan. 2
The Flyers and Rangers square off at Madison Square Garden in a highly anticipated contest as their showdown in the Winter Classic looms. Preparations to transform Citizens Bank Park are under way. Rating: (TV-MA) [AL]
The series finale debuts Thursday, Jan. 5 at 10:00 p.m. (followed by an encore at 11:00 p.m.) three days after the Classic, with cameras tracking all the drama and excitement surrounding the Flyers and Rangers on game day. The series is also available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.
The executive producer of 24/7 FLYERS/RANGERS: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producers, Scott Boggins and Bentley Weiner; co-producer, Abtin Motia; writer, Aaron Cohen; narrator, Liev Schreiber.
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