NEW YORK - HBO Sports® will present "Preview to 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road To The NHL Winter Classic," a 12-minute preview of the upcoming NHL reality series featuring the spirited rivalry between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals, which is set to air exclusively on HBO. Debuting Saturday, Nov. 20 at 12:15 a.m. ET/9:15 p.m. PT (or immediately following the conclusion of the live World Championship Boxing telecast from Atlantic City), the special will serve as a primer to the acclaimed series for new viewers as well an introduction of the players and coaches from the Penguins and Capitals, who will appear on the all-access series.
The Capitals are guided by Bruce Boudreau, while the Penguins' head coach is Dan Bylsma. The two Eastern Conference rivals led by superstars Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby will meet in the NHL's Bridgestone Winter Classic on New Year's Day at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
"Preview to 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic" will air a total of 14 times on the main service plus five times on HBO2. The preview will also be available 24 hours a day at HBO ON DEMAND®, starting Nov. 29.
HBO replay schedule:
Sat. Nov. 20 at 5:40 a.m.
Sun. Nov. 21 at 12:45 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 24 at 9:45 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 26 at 12 midnight
Sat. Nov. 27 at 1:15 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 6 at 3:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 7 at 11:15 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 10 at 7:45 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 11 at 7:45 p.m. ET/6:15 p.m. PT
Sun. Dec. 12 at 11:00 a.m.
Mon. Dec. 13 at 6:15 p.m.
Tue. Dec 14 at 8:45 p.m.
HBO2 replay schedule:
Tue. Nov. 23 at 2:30 a.m.
Thur. Dec. 2 at 9:45 p.m. and 5:45 a.m.
Sat. Dec. 4 at 1:45 a.m.
Sun. Dec 12 at 9:45 p.m.
All times are ET/PT except where noted.
The Emmy-Award®-winning "24/7" reality franchise premieres its first-ever pro hockey series when "24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic" debuts Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. The program will air for four consecutive Wednesdays with multiple replay dates and times, including an immediate encore replay each Wednesday at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.