While the first two riveting episodes of HBO's "24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road To The NHL Winter Classic" have profiled the teams by themselves, their on-ice meeting last Thursday will be the subject of Episode 3, which will debut at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Wednesday, Dec. 29.
While the teams are playing at Verizon Center in Washington, cameras also will be following the NHL ice crew tasked with transforming Pittsburgh's Heinz Field from football stadium to outdoor ice palace.
An encore presentation will air at 11 p.m. on Wednesday. Other HBO playdates will be 7 p.m. and midnight, Dec. 30; 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., Dec. 31; 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 1:55 a.m., Jan. 1; 10:30 a.m., Jan. 2; 7 p.m. and 2:10 a.m., Jan. 3.
Episode 3 will also air on HBO2 at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 30; at 3 a.m. on Jan. 2; at 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 3; at 10 p.m. on Jan. 4; and at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 8.
There also will be a special showing of the first three episodes consecutively starting at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 on HBO2, and at 7 a.m. on Jan. 1 on HBO.
The show also will be available 24 hours a day on HBO On Demand starting Jan. 3
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