The good news is that HBO Sports plans to promote 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road To The NHL Winter Classic with a 12-minute preview that debuts on November 20 that will be repeated a total of 19 times on HBO and HBO2.

The less good news: The premiere will take place at 12:15 a.m. If you can’t make the Nov. 20th airing – and who will? – you can check out the segment at HBO on Demand starting on Nov. 29th.

And what is the series? It’s an all-access look at both squads.

The Capitals are guided by Bruce Boudreau, while the Penguins’ head coach is Dan Bylsma. The two Eastern Conference rivals led by superstars Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby will meet in the NHL’s Bridgestone Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Schedule after the jump.
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