Behind-the-Scenes Series Inside the Stanley Cup Playoffs Will Air Every Friday, Exclusively on ESPN+ in U.S. and YouTube.com/NHL in Canada; NHL Network to Present “The Quest Begins” on May 20
View the Trailer Here
NEW YORK / TORONTO (MAY 16, 2022) – Quest For The Stanley Cup™, the behind-the-scenes documentary series chronicling the remaining eight teams – Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning – competing in the 2022 Stanley Cup® Playoffs and vying for the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup, returns Friday, May 27. A first look, The Quest Begins, will premiere on NHL Network and the NHL’s YouTube and Facebook channels on May 20 before the series drops weekly on Friday nights starting May 27, exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S. and at YouTube.com/NHL in Canada. The trailer is available here.
The docuseries is back for its seventh season to bring viewers unparalleled access inside all four rounds of the Playoffs. Each episode will take fans through the unscripted drama on the ice, on the benches, in the dressing rooms and in the home lives of players and members of the coaching staff. The weekly series is an entertaining companion to the Playoffs viewing experience, offering exclusive access to every thrilling moment of every series, on and off the ice.
The Quest Begins will provide fans with a full recap of the First Round, from the upsets to the game-winning heroes to the bracket-busting moments. Episodes two through seven will follow the remaining eight teams through the Second Round, the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup® Final.
Quest For The Stanley Cup first premiered in 2016 to critical acclaim, making the NHL the first North American pro sports league to provide unfettered access to its postseason. Heralded by fans and hockey media, the series was nominated for two Sports Emmys. For the first time in the series’ seven-year history, NHL Original Productions will oversee all production operations. NHL Chief Content Officer and Senior Executive Vice President Steve Mayer and Steven Stern are the executive producers. Actor Corey Stoll will narrate the series.
ESPN+ subscribers will have exclusive access to the entire series throughout the Playoffs as part of the platform’s robust offering of original NHL content. Fans in Canada and abroad will be able to watch Quest For The Stanley Cup on YouTube.com/NHL. Clips and previews will be available across the NHL’s social channels.
About NHL Original Productions
NHL Original Productions is the National Hockey League’s production company, focused on documenting, preserving and promoting the game of hockey and its players. Established in 2011, NHL Original Productions develops long- and short-form hockey programming for the League’s media platforms – NHL Network, NHL.com, NHL Social and YouTube.com/NHL – as well as national, regional and international rightsholders. Its original programming lineup includes the Emmy Award-winning series “Road To The NHL Winter Classic,” the Sports Emmy Award-nominated “Quest For The Stanley Cup,” “Behind The Glass,” “NHL All-Star All Access,” “Skates Off,” “Skates & Plates,” “Stanley Cup Live,” and other content.
ESPN+ is the industry-leading sports streaming service that offers fans in the U.S. thousands of live sports events, original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks and exclusive editorial content from dozens of ESPN writers and reporters. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ has grown to more than the 22.3 million subscribers.
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