HBO 24/7 Winter Classic preview coming

Quietly off the side, the HBO cameras were rolling last night inside the Wells Fargo Center, already beginning to capture images of a Flyers team that is slowly marching toward their Jan. 2 Winter Classic matchup with the Rangers.

Soon, fans will get a sneak peek of the four-part series that is scheduled to first run on Dec. 14.

HBO will air a special 12-minute preview of “24/7 Road to the Winter Classic” starting three weeks from today, on Fri. Nov. 25 at 9:15 pm.

Here are the replay dates and times for the 12-minute preview:
Nov. 25 (9:15 p.m.)
Nov. 26 (12:00 p.m.)
Nov. 29 (12:30 p.m. and 4:05 a.m.)
Dec. 2 (9:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.)
Dec. 4 (9:00 a.m.)
Dec. 6 (8:15 p.m.)
Dec. 9 (2:30 p.m.)
Dec. 12 (5:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.)
Dec. 14 (7:00 p.m.)

The four-part series premieres with episode one on Dec. 14, and continues for three successive Wednesday nights (Dec. 21, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4).

SHOOTOUT QUESTIONS: In last night's shootout, Wayne Simmonds was curiously the Flyers' first shooter off a bench that is filled crafty scorers. Why?

"He was pretty good in shootouts in the preseason," Peter Laviolette said.

Somehow, 651 goal scorer Jaromir Jagr was left on the bench. Jagr leads all active players in goals (and points) and is second among Flyers with 5 goals this season.

As for why Laviolette elected to shoot first against the Devils, instead of allowing Sergei Bobrovsky to face Zach Parise, Laviolette said: "I think there is a percentage that goes in the favor of the team that shoots first who can get on the board first."

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