NHL and HBO Sports just announced today that they will be teaming up to create a four-episode series as part of their ever-popular "24/7" sports program.
HBO Sports' cameras will have unprecedented access to film "24/7 Penguins/Capitals Road to the Winter Classic." It's the first time HBO Sports will divide its cameras between two teams and also the first time the network will document teams in the middle of their regular seasons.
The first of four shows will air on December 15th at 10 PM (est) with an encore at 11. The three additional showes will then air every Wednesday at 10 PM (est) beginning on December 22nd through and including January 5th. The final episode will also include "exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage" from the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field. And if you miss any episode when it originally airs, each episode will have an encore show at 11 PM as well as be available on HBO On Demand.
I think this is something that will become quite popular especially with the teams and NHL event they've chosen, so I'm thinking this could lead to more NHL on HBO - let's hope.