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by George Malik on 12/26/13 at 03:09 PM ET
HBO posted what's becoming a weekly routine in its press release regarding the 24/7, Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road to the Winter Classic series (its full name), and it sounds like the Red Wings picked the right game to win:
24/7 RED WINGS/MAPLE LEAFS: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC
DEC. 28 EPISODE Episode #3
Debut: SATURDAY, DEC. 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 28 (3:25 a.m.), 29 (8:45 a.m.), 30 (7:00 p.m., 2:30 a.m.) and 31 (2:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 29 (11:30 p.m.) and 30 (1:30 p.m.)
Detroit heads to Toronto for the teams’ only head-to-head competition prior to their much-anticipated Jan. 1 outdoor showdown.
For the first time, all four episodes of the HBO Sports HD presentation debut in prime time, on consecutive Saturday nights. The series finale debuts Saturday, Jan. 4, three days after the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, with cameras tracking all the drama of game day in Ann Arbor, Mich. The series is also available on HBO On Demand and HBO GO.
With 17 Sports Emmys®, “24/7” is the most-honored sports series of the past six years. At the 2012 Sports Emmy® Awards, the series received the Dick Schaap Writing Award for “24/7 Flyers/Rangers,” while “24/7 Penguins/Capitals” won the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Edited Sports Special in 2011. Launched in 2007, the earliest editions of “24/7” were devoted to boxing.
The executive producer of 24/7 RED WINGS/MAPLE LEAFS: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producer, Bentley Weiner; producer, Thomas Odelfelt; writer, Aaron Cohen; narrator, Liev Schreiber.
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