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NHL Network Slates Documentary 'Slap Shot at 40'

Look at 1977 hockey comedy is second installment in network's planned series
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The NHL Network plans to air an original documentary looking at the hockey comedy Slap Shot, which hit theaters almost 40 years ago.

Slap Shot at 40 premiere Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. ET  It will be followed by Slap Shot at 8:30 p.m.

Slap Shot at 40 is the second installment in a planned series of NHL Network Originals. The first, Orchestrating An Upset: The 1996 World Cup of Hockey premiered in September 2016.

The documentary is built around an interview with the film's three stars -- all  former professionals who had played with the team that inspired the film, the Johnstown Jets of the North American Hockey League -- and testimonials to Slap Shot’s enduring popularity.

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