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Go Behind the Scenes with Sportsnet for ‘NHL Access: The Outdoor Classics’, Beginning Dec. 19

December 14, 2016

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– Four-part series chronicles lead up to the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ and 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® –

TORONTO (December 14, 2016) Hitting screens for another season of unprecedented access and unforgettable moments, NHL Access: The Outdoor Classics premieres next week on Sportsnet, giving fans an exclusive look into four of the most storied franchises in NHL history.
Airing in Canada on Monday, Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW, the four-part series goes behind the scenes as the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings prepare for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ on New Year’s Day and the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks look ahead to the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on January 2.

Produced by 53-time Emmy® award winner Ross Greenburg, each one-hour episode of NHL Access: The Outdoor Classics steps off the ice and into the lives of the Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Blues and Blackhawks as they inch closer to their outdoor showdowns in Toronto and St. Louis.

As Canada’s #1 sports media brand and the home of hockey’s brightest stars, Sportsnet will deliver wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT in Toronto, followed by the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on Monday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, live from Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Sportsnet’s NHL Access: The Outdoor Classics broadcast schedule is as follows. All episodes listed below will air on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW immediately following the evening’s NHL broadcast. Please refer to the Sportsnet Broadcast Schedule for full listings:
• Episode 1 – Monday, Dec 19, immediately following Anaheim @ Toronto (Sportsnet East, Ontario, Pacific, Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW)
• Episode 2 – Friday, Dec. 23, immediately following Toronto @ Arizona (Sportsnet Ontario, West, Pacific, and Sportsnet NOW)
• Episode 3 – Friday, Dec. 30, immediately following Nashville @ St. Louis (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Sportsnet NOW)
• Episode 4 – Friday, Jan. 6, immediately following Toronto @ New Jersey (Sportsnet Ontario and Sportsnet NOW)

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