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Episode 3 of HBO’s 24/7 series will focus on a game the Red Wings actually won

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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So they aren’t going to show the response to the OT win against the Flames? That would be a shame.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 12/26/13 at 05:33 PM ET

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Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 12/26/13 at 04:33 PM ET

I would assume it would show the OT win over the Flames. 24/7 seems to have covered every game played thus far, both Detroit and Toronto side. I would be just a little shocked if they deviated from that, especially since FSD’s Trevor Thompson tweeted that the 24/7 film crew was observed cheering and giving each other high-fives after the OT win over the Flames.

It would be a shame, indeed, if all of that was cut from this forthcoming episode.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/26/13 at 06:41 PM ET

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