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'14 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic by the numbers

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'14 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic by the numbers
2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic by the numbers

VANCOUVER – On Mar. 2, 2014, the Vancouver Canucks® will face the Ottawa Senators® at BC Place. Since opening in 1983, BC Place has hosted some of the province's most iconic events including musical performances by Michael Jackson; the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter games; as well as visits from Pope John Paul II, and Queen Elizabeth II.

The 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ will mark the first time a hockey game has ever been played at BC Place – it will also be the biggest crowd ever to watch the Vancouver Canucks. A look at the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ "by the numbers":

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Jack Adams Award-winning coaches with outdoor game experience: Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean (2012-13 Jack Adams, 2009 NHL Winter Classic®) and Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella (2003-04 Jack Adams, 2012 NHL Winter Classic®)

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Consecutive games won by the Canucks versus the Senators dating to the 2009-10 season

7

Division titles won by the Canucks over the past decade

8

Playoff appearances made by the Senators over the past 10 seasons

16

Number of NHL partners activating at the 2014 Canadian Tire NHL Spectator Plaza at the Plaza of Nations on Mar. 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Players and personnel attending the NHL Heritage Classic from the 1994 Vancouver Canucks team that captured the hearts of British Columbians during their run to the 1994 Stanley Cup® Final, including: Trevor Linden, Kirk McLean and Pat Quinn

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Minutes needed for the retractable roof at BC Place to open or close, one of the latest features since the venue was revitalized in 2011

22

Years the modern day Senators have been a franchise, dating back to Dec. 16, 1991

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Saves made by Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo in the Canucks' first of two meetings of the 2013-14 season against the Senators. On Nov.28, 2013, the Canucks defeated the Senators 5-2 and five Canucks recorded multi-point games: David Booth (1-1-2), Jason Garrison (1-1-2), Mike Santorelli (1-1-2), Daniel Sedin (1-1-2) and Henrik Sedin (0-2-2)

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Years the Canucks have been a franchise, dating back to May 22, 1970

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Length, in feet, of the world's largest mobile rink refrigeration unit that will make an NHLcaliber sheet of ice at BC Place

81

TV cameras at BC Place to produce the spectacle from pre-game festivities to the final horn

301

Custom-made aluminum trays filled with glycol coolant used to keep the ice near its ideal surface temperature of -5 degrees Celsius (22 degrees Fahrenheit)

350

Gallons of water soluble paint used to whiten the ice as a finishing touch before the lines are painted and the logos are placed on the surface

380

Passionate NHL fans who are contest winners attending the NHL Heritage Classic courtesy of Molson Canadian

1915

Year the Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association faced the National Hockey Association's Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup Final. The Millionaires won the best-of-five series, marking the first time a team from the PCHA took home the Stanley Cup®

2003

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

3,000

Gallons of coolant used to freeze the rink at BC Place

4,338

Distance in kilometers between Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa and BC Place, Vancouver

20,000

Gallons of water, sprayed in as fine a mist as the process will allow, to build the perfect rink surface at BC Place. Approximately 10,000 gallons are required for every inch of thickness

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