Part of the charm of a reality television series is it gives the viewer a chance to feel every high and low, to understand the true effects of elation and deflation. Those emotions were at the core of "EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Stadium Series," which ended with its fourth episode Tuesday.
It took us through part of the NHL season with the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. We saw the Kings at their lowest and how they dug out of it. We saw the Sharks feeling good about their game and struggling with a crisis in confidence.
We met individual players and went on vacation with San Jose's Joe Thornton. We got to know Chris Sutter, son of Kings coach Darryl Sutter. We learned why John Scott is beloved by his Sharks teammates. We saw how serious the coaches can be.
The 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game was played Saturday at Levi's Stadium, an outdoor game that had more meaning in the standings than any of the previous 13 the NHL staged.