DVD release of HBO’s "24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road To The NHL Winter Classic" set for December 6, 2011

Penguins Capitals 24/7 DVD

Pre-order now at Amazon!

HBO is getting the word out today that the DVD version of their acclaimed 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road To The NHL Winter Classic miniseries covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals as they prepared for, and met in, the 2011 Winter Classic, will come out on December 6th. While the retail price will be $19.98, you can already place pre-orders at Amazon.com for $16.99 instead, and if you combine your order with other goods bringing your total to $25 or more, they’ll throw in free shipping.

We’re all about the gift ideas here at Hockey Gear HQ, and if you’ve got a Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin fan on your list, this would make for an ideal Christmas present.

HBO’s press release follows here:

Taking viewers inside for a rare glimpse at two of the NHL’s most electrifying and successful teams, 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic chronicles all of the drama and excitement as well as the highs and lows leading up to the big match. Spotlighted are head coaches Bruce Boudreau of Washington and Dan Bylsma of Pittsburgh, along with a host of key players including the Caps’ Alex Ovechkin (3-time winner of the National Hockey League Players’ Association Outstanding Player Award) and the Penguins’s Sidney Crosby (star of the 2010 Winter Olympics).  The reality series also gives viewers an opportunity to observe the coaches’ game strategies, watch pre-and-post-game locker room antics, and much more.
The series culminates on New Year’s Day 2011, with cameras capturing all the sights and sounds on game day, as the Penguins and the Capitals faced off at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh for the highly anticipated Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic showdown. A once-a-year extravaganza, this outdoor event brings stadium-size audiences and millions of TV viewers into the fast-paced realm of pro hockey like no other.  
HBO Sports’ groundbreaking 24/7 reality franchise, which has spotlighted the boxing and racing worlds,  is the most honored sports series on TV over the past four years, earning 14 Sports Emmys®.


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