NHL and HDNet Join Forces to Take Fans ‘INSIDE THE NHL’

The
National Hockey League (NHL) and HDNet have teamed up to present INSIDE THE NHL,
a new weekly show airing on HDNet. Utilizing NHL Productions’ unprecedented
access to NHL clubs and players, INSIDE THE NHL will feature programming
regarding the upcoming game airing on HDNet, in-depth interviews with the biggest
stars in the game — both on and off the ice — as well as the latest news from
around the League.

The
premiere episode of INSIDE THE NHL debuts on HDNet at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday,
Oct. 4 as the pre-game show to HDNet’s feature game of the Florida Panthers
taking on the New York Rangers at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Hosted by
long-time hockey broadcaster Dan Moriarty, INSIDE THE NHL is shot on the
location of every HDNet Thursday night NHL game. Each week the show will
include segments that give fans a personal look at their favorite NHL players,
the top highlights from the current week and unique features showcasing NHL’s
biggest stars and celebrity fans.

In the
debut episode, New York Ranger Scott Gomez talks with Moriarty about his life’s
journey from

Alaska all the way to

Madison

Square

Garden.
Viewers also will get a special look back at the Anaheim Ducks’ Game 5 Stanley
Cup win, with exclusive access to the Stanley Cup Champions from on-the-ice to
their post-game dressing room celebration. This episode will re-air Saturday,
prior to HDNet’s presentation of

Anaheim’s game
at

Pittsburgh.

“INSIDE
THE NHL is a hockey lover’s dream,” said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder
of HDNet. “It’s an all-access pass to the NHL and its players that fans never
really had – until now.”

“Everyone
acknowledges high-def’s impact on our game presentation, making HDNet the
perfect partner for INSIDE THE NHL,” said Ken Rosen, NHL group vice president,
video production and programming. “Now, thanks in part to Dan Moriarty’s access
and relationship with our players, fans will feel like they’re ‘hanging’ with
the NHL’s brightest stars right in their own living room.”

INSIDE THE
NHL airs on HDNet every Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.