Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 NHL Winter Classic by the numbers


1     Cable cam that will be used in network coverage by NBC and CBC


2     Current Rangers who have played in past NHL Winter Classics (Mike Rupp, Pittsburgh, 2011 and Erik Christensen, Pittsburgh, 2008)


3     Baseball parks that have hosted an NHL Winter Classic – Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Citizens Bank Park


3     Rangers who had seasons of 50 or more goals (Vic Hadfield 50 in 1971-72, Adam Graves 52 in 1993-94, Jaromir Jagr 54 in 2005-06)

4     Colors were used to light the Empire State Building on Dec. 28 in celebration of the NHL Winter Classic (Flyers orange and white, Rangers blue and red)


4     Of the five most-watched NHL regular-season games in the U.S. since
     1975 were NHL Winter Classic games.


6     Flyers who had seasons of 50 or more goals (Reggie Leach 61 in
     1975-76, 50 in 1979-80; Tim Kerr 54 in 1983-84, 54 in 1984-85, 58 in
     1985-86, 58 in 1986-87; Mark Recchi 53 in 1992-93; John LeClair 51 in
     1995-96, 50 in 1996-97, 51 in 1997-98; Bill Barber 50 in 1975-76,
     Rick MacLeish 50 in 1972-73)

9     Members of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers (including
     coaches) are participating in the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni
     Game: Glenn Anderson, Colin Campbell, Adam Graves, Mike Keenan, Nick
     Kypreos, Brian Leetch, Stephane Matteau, Mark Messier, Mike Richter


9     Active Flyers who have played in past Winter Classics: Daniel Briere,
     Philadelphia, 2010; Matt Carle, Philadelphia, 2010; Braydon Coburn,
     Philadelphia, 2010; Claude Giroux, Philadelphia,  2010; Scott
     Hartnell, Philadelphia, 2010; Maxime Talbot, Pittsburgh, 2011; Kimmo
     Timonen, Philadelphia, 2010; James Van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia, 2010;
     and Matt Walker, Chicago, 2009


10    Playoff meetings between the Flyers and Rangers (Flyers have won six)


14    Members of Stanley Cup champion Philadelphia Flyers team
     participating in the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni Game, including
     coaches and off-ice ambassadors: Bill Barber, Bob Clarke, Terry Crisp
     , Gary Dornhoefer, Larrry Goodenough, Bob Kelly, Orest Kindrachuk,
     Reggie Leach, Bernie Parent, Jimmy Watson, Joe Watson, Mike Nykoluk,
     Dave Schultz, Don Saleski


25.5  Hours of NHL Network live coverage of Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
     activities


39    Average temperature in Fahrenheit at puck drop for the four NHL
     Winter Classics (2008 – 31.1, 2009 – 31.9, 2010 – 39.6, 2011 – 51.7)


51    NHL Alumni will play in the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni Game on
     Dec. 31 (1 p.m., ET VERSUS, CBC, CSN Philly)


53       Length, in feet, of the world’s largest mobile rink refrigeration
     unit, specially built for the NHL Winter Classic


66    Goals scored by Eric Lindros as a member of the Rangers (over 3
     seasons)


69    Players in NHL history who have played for both the Rangers and
     Flyers


70    Broadcast cameras (all networks) that will capture all the NHL Winter
     Classic action at Citizens Bank Park, including a cable cam and an
     airplane cam


93    Miles separate Philadelphia and New York City


112    All-time regular-season games won by the Rangers over the Flyers


114   All-time regular-season games won by the Flyers over the Rangers


134   Goals scored by Jaromir Jagr as a member of the Rangers


300   Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at
     Citizens Bank Park™


311   Regular-season and playoff games between the New York Rangers and
     Philadelphia Flyers including the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic


314   Goals scored by Eric Lindros as a member of the Flyers (over 8
     seasons)


350   Gallons of paint used to make Citizens Bank Park™ ice white

2003  The year the Heritage Classic was played in Edmonton between the
     Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens, the first regular season NHL
     outdoor game in history

2008  The year the first NHL Winter Classic was played in Buffalo between
     the Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins, with Sidney Crosby netting the
     game-winner in a shootout

3,000 Gallons of coolant used to freeze the Citizens Bank Park™ rink

4,500 Soft pretzels projected to be purchased by fans during the
     Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

9,000 Cheese steaks projected to be purchased by fans during the
     Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

10,000      Hot Dogs projected to be purchased by fans during the
     Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

12,000      Cups of hot chocolate and coffee projected to be purchased by
     fans during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

20,000      Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface on
     Citizens Bank Park™

27,000 Plastic bags prevented from entering circulation thanks to the
     continuing NHL Green initiative to provide reusable commemorative
     bags free with purchase at official merchandise locations.

47,000       Fans are expected to attend the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter
     Classic at Citizens Bank Park™

75,000 People are expected to pass through Spectator Plaza between
     Saturday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 2

218,259 Total spectators in attendance at the first four Winter Classics
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