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From the NHL:

2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series NY – Islanders vs. Rangers, Yankee Stadium

POST-GAME NOTES
2014 COORS LIGHT NHL STADIUM SERIES – YANKEE STADIUM, NEW YORK
NEW YORK RANGERS 2, NEW YORK ISLANDERS 1 – JANUARY 29, 2014

LUNDQVIST POSTS THIRD OUTDOOR VICTORY
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves to pick up his third regular-season
outdoor NHL game victory, passing Ty Conklin for the most such wins. Lundqvist has compiled
a 2.00 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in his three outdoor appearances.
Game GA SA
2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic vs. PHI (3-2 W) 2 36 *
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series vs. NJ (7-3 W) 3 22
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series vs. NYI (2-1 W) 1 31
2.00 GAA, .933 SV%
* includes penalty-shot save on Daniel Briere in the final seconds of regulation.

RANGERS GO 3-0 IN OUTDOOR GAMES
The Rangers are the first team to win three regular-season outdoor NHL games, following their
3-2 victory over the Flyers in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in
Philadelphia and Sunday’s 7-3 win over the Devils in the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
at Yankee Stadium. No other NHL club has more than one such victory.
* The Rangers are on a tear away from home both indoors and out. The club is 15-4-0 in its
last 19 road games, including five consecutive victories. Their 17 total road wins and 34 total
road points (17-10-0) lead the Eastern Conference this season.

VISITORS CONTINUE OUTDOOR GAME DOMINANCE
With the Rangers’ victory, visiting teams improved to 9-1-1 in the 11 regular-season outdoor
NHL games to date. The only home clubs to win an outdoor game are the Bruins, who defeated
the Flyers 2-1 in overtime in the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, and the Flames, who
shut out the Canadiens 4-0 in the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic.

NHL OUTDOOR HOCKEY – BY THE NUMBERS
A look at the NHL’s 11 regular-season outdoor games (since 2003):
No. of regular-season outdoor NHL games: 11
No. of football venues to host: 5
No. of baseball venues to host: 5 (Yankee Stadium is the only venue to host two games)
No. of teams that have participated: 16
No. of players and head coaches that have participated: 382
Total attendance: 623,136
Per-game average: 56,649

CARCILLO NOTCHES GAME-WINNING GOAL
Forward Dan Carcillo tallied his first game-winning goal as a New York Ranger in his 11th
game with the club. Two of Carcillo’s three goals this season have been game-winners. He
tallied the GWG as a member of the Los Angeles Kings vs. Florida on Oct. 13.

RANGERS PICK UP VALUABLE POINTS
The Rangers improved to 29-23-3 (61 points) this season, moving three points ahead of the Flyers
(26-22-6, 58 points) for second place in the Metropolitan Division, where the No. 2 through 7 teams
are separated by just six points in the standings. The Rangers improved to 13-5-1 in their last 19
games, including wins in eight of their past 11 outings.

12 RANGERS TIE OUTDOOR GAME MARK
Twelve Rangers players – Brian Boyle, Ryan Callahan, Dan Carcillo, Dan Girardi, Carl
Hagelin, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh, Benoit Pouliot, Brad Richards, Marc Staal,
Derek Stepan and Anton Stralman — played in their third regular-season outdoor NHL game,
tying Toronto forward James van Riemsdyk, New Jersey forward Michael Ryder and retired
goaltender Ty Conklin for the most career appearances in an outdoor game.

NHL OUTDOOR GAME ATTENDANCE PASSES QUARTER MILLION MARK IN 2014
The announced attendance of 50,027 at Yankee Stadium pushed total attendance for the first
four outdoor games of the 2013-14 season to 259,722.
2003 Molson Canadian NHL Heritage Classic, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: 57,167
2008 Amp Energy NHL Winter Classic, Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo: 71,217
2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Wrigley Field, Chicago: 40,818
2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Fenway Park, Boston: 38,112
2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh: 68,111
2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, McMahon Stadium, Calgary: 41,022
2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia: 46,967
2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor: 105,491
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles: 54,099
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, Yankee Stadium, New York (NYR at NJ): 50,105
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, Yankee Stadium, New York (NYR at NYI): 50,027

WEATHER CONDITIONS AT PUCK DROP
The temperature at puck drop was announced as 22.0°F/-5.6°C. A look at the weather
conditions of the NHL’s 11 regular-season outdoor games:
2003 Molson Canadian NHL Heritage Classic, Edmonton: -2°F/-19°C, clear, severe wind chill
2008 Amp Energy NHL Winter Classic, Buffalo: 33°F /1°C, flurries
2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Chicago: 32°F /0°C, overcast, swirling wind
2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Boston: 39°F/4°C, overcast
2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Pittsburgh: 51°F/10°C, overcast, light rain
2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, Calgary: 16°F/-9°C, clear, wind
2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Philadelphia: 41°F/5°C, partly cloudy
2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Ann Arbor: 13°F/-11°C, snow, swirling wind
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, Los Angeles: 63°F/17°C, clear
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, New York (NYR at NJ): 24.9°F/-3.9°C, partly cloudy
2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, New York (NYR at NYI): 22.0°F/-5.6°C, clear

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