In no particular order:
- First, playing hockey outdoors is fundamentally special and, also, returns the game "to its' roots." Except for the fireworks and the overwhelming amount of corporate sponsorship, of course.
- Second, HBO behind-the-scenes shows are awesome.
- Third, these two teams have a rivalry that is concentrated around their two superstars, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. And, both teams are Stanley Cup contenders.
- Fourth, although the third narrative will be prevalent - these teams have other characters that will be interesting to watch.
- Fifth, hockey players are tough.
- Sixth, nobody - apparently - knows what hockey players do off the ice.