NHL News: NHL and NHL Network Partner with Nashville Predators to Produce Third Season of All-Access Training Camp Series “Behind The Glass”

Preseason Four-Part Docuseries “Behind The Glass: Nashville Predators Training Camp” Premieres Friday, Sept. 30, at 10 p.m. ET on NHL Network

September 13, 2022

NHL Network Behind the Glass Nashville Predators

The National Hockey League (NHL®) and NHL Network™ today announced it will partner with the Nashville Predators® for the third season of its all-access preseason docuseries Behind The Glass. Premiering Friday, Sept. 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET and produced by NHL Network in association with NHL Original Productions, the Behind The Glass: Nashville Predators Training Camp four-part series will take a behind-the-scenes look at the fast-paced nature of the NHL preseason through the lens of the Predators, who are looking to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. The series will provide an inside look at players undergoing endurance and skill tests, the grueling and intense process behind who will make the final roster, playing in the 2022 NHL Global Series Challenge exhibition game in Bern, Switzerland, life away from the rink, and ultimately preparing for the 2022 NHL Global Series season opener in Prague against the San Jose Sharks on October 7. Beginning tomorrow, September 14, players will be mic’d up throughout training camp as the series captures unparalleled content.

Behind The Glass: Nashville Predators Training Camp – Premiere Dates

Friday, September 30: Episode 1 (10:00 p.m. ET)

Tuesday, October 4: Episode 2 (10:00 p.m. ET)

Tuesday, October 11: Episode 3 (8:00 p.m. ET)

Tuesday, October 18: Episode 4 (9:00 p.m. ET)

Behind The Glass will shadow Predators general manager David Poile and recently extended head coach John Hynes for insight into their evaluations on the more than 50 players competing for 23 roster spots. Exclusive access to Roman Josi as he returns to his hometown of Bern, Switzerland will be featured. Newly acquired Predators Ryan McDonagh, who brings two-time Stanley Cup Championship experience to the team, and long-time NHL winger Nino Niederreiter will be profiled. Mic’d up sound from recently extended mainstay Filip Forsberg, along with Juuse Saros, who finished third in Vezina Trophy voting last season, will be shown. As the series moves along, NHL Network’s cameras will travel with the Predators to Czechia as the puck drops on a new regular season. The groundbreaking first season of Behind The Glass in 2018 offered fans a detailed look inside the NHL preseason of the New Jersey Devils. The Philadelphia Flyers were featured in the 2019 edition of the series.

“The stakes are raised and expectations are high for the Nashville Predators and that makes this team the perfect candidate for Behind The Glass,” said NHL Chief Content Officer and Senior Executive Vice President Steve Mayer, who is the executive producer of this series. “Behind The Glass will help answer your questions and maybe confirm or dispel your theories on the inner workings of building a competitive NHL team. And it’s nice to be back producing this show after two years of protocol restrictions.”

“We’re thrilled to bring back Behind The Glass and provide fans an unprecedented look at how an NHL team prepares for the gauntlet of a new season,” said NHL Network Vice President of Production Josh Bernstein. “The Predators have so many compelling storylines and fascinating players that we’re excited to unpack. Our production team is ready to film unfiltered, honest, and compelling content that our fans constantly crave.”

“We love partnering with the league on their events and programming and there’s no better way to combine our participation in the Global Series Games with the all-access content that Behind The Glass provides,” Predators President/CEO Sean Henry said. “Not only will this give the fans of SMASHVILLE the peak behind the curtain they crave, but will also prove to be a valuable way to chronicle our first trip to play games in Europe.”

Exclusive bonus content and clips from each episode of Behind The Glass will be shared by the NHL, NHL Network and the Predators across their digital and social media platforms using #BehindTheGlass.

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.

About NHL Network:

As the TV home for the National Hockey League, NHL Network™ gives viewers an all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games and special on-site coverage of NHL events, the documentary series NHL Network Originals, plus three signature studio shows with interviews, highlights and expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players. Additional programming includes behind-the-scenes features, player profiles and international and amateur hockey competitions. For more information on NHL Network, log on to www.NHLNetwork.com and follow @NHLNetwork on Twitter.


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