The digital collectible from Cinedigm and NHL Original Productions, available online and at major retailers on July 31, is currently available for presale. It features exclusive interviews with players, coaches and Capitals alumni, and promises behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen footage. The DVD special features include extended footage from the championship parade and the Capitals’ on-ice and locker room celebrations, while the Blu-ray special features include highlights from every round of the playoffs and Stanley Cup media day.
Update (July 12): There’s now a trailer for the DVD, which includes Alex Ovechkin, sporting his “Stanley Cup Champs” cap and saying, “That’s why you play hockey, because of this moment.”
The cover of the Blu-ray and DVD combo pack features a large photo of a smiling Ovechkin hoisting the Stanley Cup, as well as smaller photos of Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov and, if you look really closely, T.J. Oshie and John Carlson.
“The Washington Capitals’ journey to hoisting the Stanley Cup was as poignant as it was thrilling,” NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer said in a release. “The team involved their loyal fans every step of the way. We worked hard to capture and present those magical on and off-ice moments, incredible plays and the unique personalities of their favorite players so their fans can relive and cherish this franchise’s first Championship.”
In the meantime, if you’ve tired of watching players’ post-Stanley Cup Instagram stories (impossible), there are plenty of completely free videos to relive the excitement of the Capitals’ first title run. (As of Friday, a spokesman for Cinedigm and NHL Original Productions was unsure whether any of the Capitals’ popular team-produced videos from during and after the Stanley Cup run would be included on the commemorative Blu-ray and DVD.)
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