NEW YORK / TORONTO -- Quest For The Stanley Cup™, the behind-the-scenes documentary series chronicling the remaining eight teams - Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks - in the midst of the 2019 Stanley Cup® Playoffs, will premiere on Friday, May 3, exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S. and on YouTube.com/NHL in Canada. The 2019 Sports Emmy Award-nominated, seven-episode series will go on the ice, in locker rooms and inside the minds of the players and coaches and everywhere in between to give viewers an all-access pass during the high-stakes Stanley Cup® Playoffs and the pursuit of the Stanley Cup® - the hardest trophy to win in professional sports.
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Quest For The Stanley Cup premiered in 2016, making the National Hockey League the first North American pro sports league to provide unprecedented access to its postseason. For the fourth straight year, the critically-acclaimed weekly series will be produced by Ross Greenburg Productions in association with NHL Original Productions, under the direction of award-winning producer Ross Greenburg, who pioneered the sports documentary series genre. Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor Bill Camp returns as its narrator.
For the second straight season, ESPN+ subscribers will have access to the entire series throughout the Playoffs, with new episodes available each Friday starting this week. Fans in Canada will be able to watch Quest For The Stanley Cup every Friday evening on YouTube.com/NHL.
"Quest For The Stanley Cup offers everything you love about the Playoffs, with more access to players and coaches through our unfiltered lens," said Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President. "We love the fact that we will document some new teams this season, with Avalanche, Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Islanders and Stars featured in Quest For The Stanley Cup for the first time. This year's Quest is sure to offer our fans even more personalities, storylines and inspiring performances."
Premiere Dates for "Quest For The Stanley Cup" on ESPN+ & YouTube.com/NHL
Friday, May 3 - Episode 1; 6 p.m. ET
Friday, May 10 - Episode 2; 6 p.m. ET
Friday, May 17 - Episode 3; 6 p.m. ET
Friday, May 24 - Episode 4; 6 p.m. ET
Friday, May 31 - Episode 5; 6 p.m. ET
Friday, June 7 - Episode 6; 6 p.m. ET
Friday, June 14 - Episode 7 (season finale); 6 p.m. ET
This postseason, the NHL continued its groundbreaking, unfiltered inside-access to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the introduction of Cup Confidential, a player selfie video series. Bruins forward Charlie Coyle, Islanders forward Anders Lee, Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook and Sharks forward Kevin Labanc are among the players currently chronicling their Round Two experiences in first-person videos available on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Fans can follow the conversation via the official hashtag #StanleyCup.