For the fifth straight year, NBC Executive Producer Sam Flood will have his favorite production toy at his disposal in order to showcase the entire scope of the NHL's most-watched regular-season game, the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.
"It's not in a building; it's outdoors, so we have an airplane," Flood said. "I was so proud in Buffalo that we played the first replay of a goal from an airplane. We knew we were the first people to do that because no one ever covered a game from an airplane before, so we thought that was a pretty neat trick. We've done that every year because we think to be able to see how big it is and how grand the playing field is below.