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Winter Classic switched to 3 p.m. … and some numbers

Posted By Carp On January 1, 2012 @ 8:02 pm In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 71 Comments

A couple of things. First, as you know by now—probably—the Winter Classic (aka Hyper Bowl) has been moved from a 1 p.m. start to 3 p.m. because of sunny conditions … in other words, hockey is the only sport in the world that gets postponed or switched due to nice weather.

Also, W.C. Fields said today that he’s glad the Empire State Building honored the Flyers last week because he loves Philadelphia and he “spent a week there one day.”

As I tweeted earlier (yes, I tweeted), the Empire State Building is going to honor the Cowboys by going half silver-and-blue tonight when they play the Giants. And the other half orange to honor the Flyers again.

Philadelphia. The city so nice they named it once.

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from the NHL:

2012 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC BY THE NUMBERS

PHILADELPHIA—A look at the 2012 Bridgestone 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 Richtermore->

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

*According to ARAMARK


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