LOS ANGELES, CA (June 28, 2017) - For the second straight season, the Pittsburgh Penguins® reign supreme as the 2017 Stanley Cup® Champions! The Penguins defeated the Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators in six games to win the Stanley Cup® Championship for the fifth time in the franchise's 50-year history. Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and NHL Original Productions will take fans on the ice, behind the bench, and in the locker room with an exclusive look at the Penguins' incredible 2016-17 regular season and Stanley Cup® Playoffs performance with the home entertainment release of Stanley Cup® Champions 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins® on July 25, 2017.
The film will highlight the Penguins' remarkable feat with incredible clips from both the regular season and postseason, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with Sidney Crosby, the first player to win back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies since current Penguins owner Mario Lemieux; head coach Mike Sullivan, the first coach to guide his team to back-to-back Stanley Cups since Scotty Bowman in 1997 and 1998; netminder Matt Murray, the first goalie to win two Stanley Cup Championships as a rookie; rookie sensation Jake Guentzel, who led the all players in playoff goals; and superstars Evgeni Malkin, and Chris Kunitz. Stanley Cup® Champions 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins® will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. In addition, the Blu-ray™ version includes Stanley Cup® Champions 2016: Pittsburgh Penguins®, so fans can relive back-to-back championship celebrations.
"Stanley Cup® Champions 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins® allows fans to witness the Penguins quest for back-to-back championships like never before with incredible behind the scenes footage and interviews with all their favorite players," said Bill Perrault, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Brand Management, Cinedigm. "All of the spectacular moments from throughout the Penguins Stanley Cup® run is available to own in any format and will give fans a film they can cherish forever."
The Penguins dispatched two of the best regular season teams in the NHL® - the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals - in the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins battled back from a 2-1 series deficit in the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators, with Chris Kuntiz's dramatic, double overtime clinching goal in Game 7 to close the series and seal their matchup with the Nashville Predators in the 2017 Stanley Cup® Final. The Penguins never trailed in the series against the Predators and ultimately claimed their second consecutive Stanley Cup® on June 11, 2017 after Patric Hornqvist's late goal in third period of Game 6 in Nashville! The Penguins became the first team since the Detroit Red Wings in the 1997 and 1998 to repeat as Stanley Cup® champions.
Special Features Include:
- Extended Locker Room Stanley Cup® Celebration
- Extended Parade Celebration
- Extended On-Ice Celebration
Additional Blu-Ray Only Special Features:
- Round 1 Wireless Feature
- Round 2 Wireless Feature
- Round 3 Wireless Feature
- Stanley Cup® Final: Best of Wireless
- Best of Playoff Wireless
- Top 10 Plays from the 2016-17 Regular Season
- Day with the Cup - Game 6
- 2016 Stanley Cup® Championship Film
About NHL Original Productions
NHL Original Productions is the in-house production arm of the NHL, focused on documenting, preserving and promoting the game of hockey. Established in 2011, NHL Original Productions develops long- and short-form hockey programming for use by the League's media platforms (NHL Network™ and NHL.com), as well as national and regional rights-holders.
Cinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. We provide premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Walmart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the Company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing over-the-top channel business, with four channels under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire OTT ecosystem.