January 26, 2014

Stadium Series At Yankee Stadium: By The Numbers

Courtesy of a NHL Press Release:

NEW YORK (January 25, 2014) – A look at the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ New York outdoor games at Yankee Stadium “By the Numbers”:
 
0                      Number of hockey games played at Yankee Stadium before the two games to be played at the historic ballpark as part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
 
2 & 3               The Rangers are making their second and third appearance in a regular-season outdoor NHL game, having defeated the Flyers 3-2 at the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
 
4     Number of 2014 Olympic representatives on both the Devils (Marek ZidlickyPatrik EliasJaromir Jagr and Damien Brunner) and Islanders (Michael GrabnerThomas VanekJohn Tavares and Lubomir Visnovsky)
 
6                     Number of times the Rangers and Devils have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with the Rangers holding a 4-2 edge in series wins
 
7   Number of 2014 Olympic representatives on the Rangers (Rick NashMats ZuccarelloHenrik LundqvistCarl HagelinRyanMcDonaghRyan Callahan and Derek Stepan)
 
8                   Number of times the Rangers and Islanders have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including four straight years from 1981-84
 
9         Number of NHLers that have played for the Devils, Rangers and Islanders – Arron AshamJoel BouchardPat ConacherMike Dunham,Vladimir MalakhovMike MottauSergei NemchinovJohn Vanbiesbrouck and Kevin Weekes
 
12                  Approximate inches of snow that fell in New York City – and at Yankee Stadium – on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2014
 
14                   Distance, in miles, between Madison Square Garden and the Prudential Center – making the Rangers and Devils the closest geographic rivals in the NHL
 
22                   Average low temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for New York in late January, according to Weather.com; 22°F also is the ideal ice surface temperature for an NHL rink
 
27                    Distance, in miles, between Madison Square Garden and the Nassau Coliseum, the home of the Islanders
 
36                    Average high temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for New York in late January, according to Weather.com
 
45                    Number of NHLers who have played for both the Rangers and Devils
                                                            
53                    Length, in feet, of the mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially designed and built for the NHL, to help cool the ice for all of the outdoor games
 
70                    Number of NHLers who have played for both the Rangers and Islanders
 
88                    Number of career regular-season games that Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has played against the Islanders, totaling a 50-28-8 record with a 2.24 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and 10 shutouts
 
99                    Number of career regular-season games that Brodeur has played against the Rangers, compiling a 49-30-20 record with a 2.13 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and nine shutouts; he also has appeared in 28 playoff games against the Rangers
 
242                  Number of points earned by the Rangers (104-87-34) in their 225 all-time regular-season meetings with the Devils (94-97-34, 222 points)
 
243                  Number of ice pans under the main rink at Yankee Stadium, each measuring 30” x 340” in size
 
266                  Number of points earned by the Rangers (120-101-26) in their 247 all-time regular-season meetings with the Islanders (108-114-25, 241 points)
 
300                  Ton capacity of the refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Yankee Stadium
 
350                  Gallons of paint used to make the ice of the main rink at Yankee Stadium white
 
1972                Year the Rangers first played the Islanders, a 2-1 win by the Rangers on Oct. 21 at Nassau Coliseum
 
1982                Year the Rangers first played the Devils, a 3-2 victory by the Devils on Oct. 8 at Brendan Byrne Arena
 
1991                Year of the NHL’s first outdoor exhibition game, a pre-season match-up between the Rangers and Los Angeles Kings on Sept. 27 in the parking lot at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (5-2 victory by the Kings)
 
2009                Year that the current Yankee Stadium was opened
 
3,000               Gallons of coolant used to freeze the ice in Yankee Stadium
 
7,000               Gallons of hot chocolate expected to be brewed at Yankee Stadium during the NHL Stadium Series*
 
10,000             Approximate gallons of water required to create each inch of ice thickness; an outdoor rink requires up to two inches of ice thickness to help withstand the more extreme elements 
 
19,455             Pounds of french fries projected to be purchased by fans at Yankee Stadium during the NHL Stadium Series*
62,120             Hot dogs projected to be purchased by fans at Yankee Stadium during the 2014 NHL Stadium Series*

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