Stadium Series by the numbers

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From the NHL:

2014 COORS LIGHT NHL STADIUM SERIES™ AT YANKEE STADIUM BY THE NUMBERS
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 Zidlicky, Patrik Elias, Jaromir Jagr and Damien Brunner) and Islanders (Michael Grabner, Thomas Vanek, John 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 Nash, Mats Zuccarello, Henrik Lundqvist, Carl Hagelin, Ryan McDonagh, Ryan 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 Asham, Joel Bouchard, Pat Conacher, Mike Dunham, Vladimir Malakhov, Mike Mottau, Sergei Nemchinov, John 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*
*According to Legends Hospitality, exclusive provider of concessions, catering, fine dining and
merchandise at Yankee Stadium

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  1. I was considering bundling up and walking into Park Slope to get a beer at High Dive…….wink

  2. Fridge re-stocked today courtesy of Fairway Market. They have pretty nice selection. Think they sell food too.

  3. Ha! I’m far from Park Slope today. I was there in though. Thanks. Also going out later with Doodie, mrs. Doodie, and little Doodster.

  4. Speaking of numbers, unless I missed it, wonder why they didn’t include the number of tickets sold. Embarrassed?

    Winter Classic estimates were everywhere at least a week ahead of the game.

    Hmmmmmm……..

  5. That’s sad. I saw a Rangers fan at brunch. Didn’t think he was a blog guy. I wish more of you *losers* lived in Brooklyn like normal young adults.

  6. Also: I’m drinking *Matilda* right now which is a *Goose Island* release from their fancy stuff. Belgian style Ale. It’s very good.

    It’s one of the *only* beers they sell at Prospect Park bandshell concerts. Which is odd since it’s pricy.

  7. Canes win pull within 2 pts still 2 games in hand. Flyers trail 4-0.

    Anyone going tomorrow. Section 420 I am in.

  8. I couldn’t give a shine that these games are being played at a ballpark. I’d much prefer they weren’t.

  9. Good afternoon all!

    Two interesting things I culled from the NYT today. One, this quote from bad Marty.
    “The Devils fan learns to hate the Rangers fan. I’m not sure the Rangers fan hates that much the Devils fan, but I know our fans hate them.”

    Thoughts: Hank speaks better English than you, and trust me, we hate you just as much.

    Two, this story is kinda sad. http://tinyurl.com/l2o9mak

  10. Hemp could save the US economy. But the gov’t refuses to legalize. *Bummer*. At least, that’s what I read somewhere. Probably *High Times* magazine.

  11. You rule, Booby. Way to make proper life choices that lead you to getting a comedic *reference* on a hockey blog (the worst one on the internets) on a Saturday afternoon. *winning*

  12. Courtesy of NHL

    ‘Yeah, there’s thirteen thousand six hundred fifty-two
    Guitar cases in Nashville
    And any one that unpacks his guitar could play
    Twice as better than Zotts will.’

  13. Hope anyone who has tix to the game tomorrow has a great time. Me, I’ll be having the best seats in the house….warm, cheap drinks and no line to the bathroom (which admittedly needs cleaning)

  14. Islanders won again. Don’t look now but from my vantage point the devils, islanders and jackets are better than the rangers. By the Olympic break rangers will be looking outside in on the playoffs.

  15. little premature on my part. Thought the islanders won but I guess they spun the wheel in Toronto and it pointed to no goal.

  16. Stupid bonus point for the Isles. They got screwed. Although I thought that was kicked with distinction.

  17. Matty"ILikeOurNewStyle"Boy on

    TommyG, I agree with your @3:54 comment. CBJ, especially worries me. The other two a little less.

    All 3 have size on us and they have goal tending that’s good enough.

    It was interesting how the Icelanders and Derbils played physical games against St. Louis. Today, they stood up to St. Louis, jumped on them in the 3rd while St. Louis was trying to claw back into the game. Almost got them off their game with that style. True, St. Louis his 3 posts and dominated the final 4 minutes of regulation.

    It’s a mistake we don’t have enough playable toughness. While these 3 teams can hold their own, we get manhandled.

  18. And the Rangers win for jpg and jpg’s sister’s dad’s birthday.
    It’s Jpg’s Dad’s birthday

    and Wayne Gretzky birthday

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