4 Things You Must Know on Your Road to the NHL Playoffs

If you want to be there at the end, then you’ve got to be there at the beginning. And more importantly, you better know which road you took to get there. Which is why, with NHL Playoffs looming right around the corner, I suggest you brush up on The Road to the NHL Winter Classic and The Road to the NHL Stadium Series. Consider this your 4-Part NHL Playoff starter kit:

1. Your Washington Capitals currently hold the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. Wondering what got them there? Well, it’s clearly the music that Captain Alex Ovechkin uses to pump up his teammates in the locker room:

2. Meanwhile, the Chicago Blackhawks are the four seed in the Western Conference. You know they wouldn’t be there without their equipment manager Troy Parchman. Troy does it all from sharpening skates to replacing sticks. You got a problem? Troy’s the man for the job. He puts the “Hawk” in Blackhawk:

3. You can also relive the magic in the making of the special one-of-a-kind goalie masks used in this year’s Winter Classic. From conception to the finishing touches, watch as these artists make their mark on one of the coolest looking pieces of equipment in professional sports:

4. Finally, we have an Extra that was found on the cutting room floor. The Stadium Series may have been between the Kings and the Sharks, but it was this Raven that had the last laugh:

Watch EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Winter Classic and Road to the NHL Stadium Series only on EPIX.com and remember one thing…Go Kings Go!