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Kevin Smith To Provide Weekly Recaps Of New NHL Series


Premium entertainment network EPIX and the National Hockey League announced today that film director, author, and avid hockey fan Kevin Smith (Tusk, Clerks) will host weekly recaps of the EPIX Original Series EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™, produced by 52-time Emmy® Award winner Ross Greenburg.  The series is narrated by Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave, Lincoln).

Kevin Smith’s Penalty Box, 2-minute episodes that capture Smith’s distinctive perspective on each week’s highlights, will run on air and across EPIX and NHL digital platforms the Wednesday following the Tuesday night premiere.  Encores of Kevin Smith’s Penalty Box will air leading into the premiere of the following week’s episode.

Here’s a first look at Kevin Smith’s Penalty Box:

EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic will make its U.S. Television Premiere on EPIX December 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT, with four weekly episodes following the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals as they prepare to compete in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series will make its U.S. Television Premiere on EPIX February 3, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, 9CT, with four weekly episodes focused on the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks on the road to the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.

Encore Presentations of EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series will air Fridays at 10pm ET/PT, 9C.

Beginning December 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C, U.S. hockey fans can watch each episode streamed live for free on EPIX.com, the EPIX mobile and connected device apps, as well as on NHL.com, the NHL app, and the official websites and apps for each participating team.  In addition, fans will be able to sign up for a free trial EPIX subscription at EPIX.com to view the entire series on demand through the EPIX online and app platforms.  Here is the link to the free trial offer: http://www.epix.com/freetrial/nhl.

The NHL / EPIX partnership will deliver unprecedented reach to the NHL base of almost 60 million U.S. hockey fans with a unique digital all-access free pass to view the entire series. Fans will be able to stream each episode live as it premieres on EPIX via the following digital platforms:

  • Online at http://www.epix.com/nhl and NHL.com
  • Via the EPIX and NHL Facebook pages
  • Via the official app of the NHL available on Android and iOS
  • Via the official EPIX App on Android, iOS, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Roku, Chromecast and Windows 8

Non-EPIX subscribers in the U.S. who wish to stream the series on demand and across their respective devices will have the ability to register for a limited free trial to the service at EPIX.com.

Join the conversation about #WinterClassic and #StadiumSeries on Twitter. Follow EPIX on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EpixHD and on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/EPIX. Follow NHL on Twitter http://twitter.com/NHL and on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/NHL. To learn more visit the official websites of EPIX (http://www.epix.com) and the NHL (http://www.NHL.com).

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