A look at the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ game between the Colorado Avalanche® and Detroit Red Wings® “By the Numbers.”
1 First-ever NHL® outdoor regular-season game played by the Colorado Avalanche. They become the 21st NHL team to participate in such a game.
4 Career outdoor games played by Red Wings forward Brad Richards, tied for most all-time.
5 The Avalanche and Red Wings combined to win five Stanley Cup® championships in a seven-year period from 1996 through 2002. Colorado captured titles in 1996 and 2001, Detroit in 1997, 1998 and 2002.
6 All-time NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs series matchups between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche, starting with back-to-back showdowns in the Western Conference Final in 1996 and 1997. The teams have split the series 3-3. Following their six playoff meetings, the winner of the Detroit-Colorado series went on to win the Stanley Cup four times.
8 Hours the 2016 NHL Stadium Series™ Spectator Plaza will be open to the public (Friday, Feb. 26, 1 – 5 p.m. MT; Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 – 6 p.m. MT). Located along Blake Street outside of Gates C and D at Coors Field, Spectator Plaza is a free, non-ticketed event open to fans of all ages. The two-day fan festival includes interactive games, special appearances, and live music hosted by the NHL and its corporate partners.
20 The seats on Row 20 of the entire Upper Deck at Coors Field are colored purple, signifying that they are exactly one mile above sea level.
23 Average low temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for Denver, Colo. on Feb. 27, according to accuweather.com.
33 Average temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, at puck drop for the seventeen previous NHL regular season outdoor games.
36 Skaters, goaltenders and coaches who have competed for both the Avalanche/Nordiques and Red Wings. Of those 36, only one has played in at least 150 regular-season games with both clubs: Kyle Quincey, who appeared in 154 games with Colorado and has played in 248 games with Detroit.
53 Average high temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for Denver, Colo. on Feb. 27, according accuweather.com.
53 Length, in feet, of the world’s largest mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially built for outdoor games conducted by the NHL.
118 The Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques and Detroit Red Wings have faced off 118 times during the regular season. The Red Wings lead the head-to-head series with 64 victories and 141 points, compared to Colorado’s 49 wins and 108 points. The Red Wings have earned at least one point in each of the last eight meetings between these teams dating to March 5, 2013 (DET: 5-0-3, COL: 3-4-1).
243 Number of ice pans under the main rink at Coors Field, each measuring 30” x 340” in size.
300 Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Coors Field.
350 Gallons of paint used to make the Coors Field ice white.
537 Players and head coaches who have participated in the League’s 17 regular-season outdoor games to date.
1926 Year the Detroit Red Wings were established.
1979 Year the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise was established.
3,500 Gallons of coolant used to freeze the Coors Field rink.
5,200 Approximate feet above sea level that the peak of the centerfield mountain range sits at Coors Field. It rises 23 feet above the field.
5,280 Number that appears on the collar of Colorado’s special edition 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ uniform, referencing the number of feet in a mile and the Avalanche’s home in the Mile-High City. Detroit’s special edition uniform features a single white stripe across the chest and its diagonal placement is inspired by modern automotive aesthetics and is a tribute to the automotive industry that has been a foundation of the city of Detroit.
20,000 Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface, some of which was transported from the Coors Brewery in nearby Golden, Colo.
970,960 The NHL’s 17 regular-season outdoor games have drawn total attendance of 970,960, an average of 57,115 per game. NHL outdoor attendance will surpass the 1-million mark on Saturday when the Red Wings play the Avalanche.