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Road to the NHL Winter Classic

Road to the NHL Winter Classic


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Plot Synopsis

ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC follows the two National Hockey League (NHL) teams preparing for that season's Winter Classic, an annual outdoor game scheduled for New Year's Day. Four weekly episodes in the first season follow the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals as they prepare to compete in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, scheduled for New Year's Day 2015 (January 1, 2015) at 1pm ET/10am PT on NBC. The Blackhawks and Capitals embarked on their journey to the NHL Winter Classic, and the teams must get used to the cameras, Coach Barry Trotz opens up off the ice, rookie Scott Darling debuts as goalie for the Blackhawks, Brad Richards balances being a new father with his busy work schedule, and Alexander Ovechkin and his coach begin to hit their groove. While the teams are preparing, the event staff gets ready too, as the Ice Plant, a 53-foot trailer housing the world's largest mobile refrigeration unit, departed Toronto on Wednesday, December 10 to make the 480-mile journey to Washington, D.C., where it arrived at Nationals Park on Monday, December 15 to begin the ice-making process for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. This series marks the debut of ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC on EPIX, after similar programs had aired as three separate seasons of HBO's "24/7" series in 2013 (Red Wings/Maple Leafs), 2011 (Flyers/Rangers), and 2010 (Penguins/Capitals). The four-episode second season of ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC, narrated by Bill Camp, premiered on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on EPIX, with free live stream of each episode available to U.S. audiences via, This season, the four one-hour weekly episodes focus on the heated rivalry between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens as they prepare for the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, on New Year's Day 2016 (January 1, 2016). This is the second year that EPIX and the NHL team up for this all-access look inside the lives of these elite professional athletes, their families and their fans.
Season 3 of this series, now titled NHL ROAD TO THE OUTDOOR CLASSICS, premiered on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on EPIX. The four-episode third season tells the stories of the athletes and coaches from four teams and their journey to two games played on outdoor rinks. In commemoration of the League's Centennial Celebration, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will compete in the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic on New Year's Day in Toronto, Canada. The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues meet in the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 2, 2017 in St. Louis.


Other Titles

  • Also known as: EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Winter Classic
  • Season 3 title: NHL Road to the Outdoor Classics


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