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By the Numbers: Playoff Edition - Apr. 21

by Zach Peters / Winnipeg Jets

The MTS Centre was a spectacle on Monday, as playoff hockey returned to Winnipeg. Here is a look, by the numbers, at what made Monday’s whiteout so special.


4,700


The hashtag #WPGWhiteout was used an estimated 4,700 times between 8 and 9:00pm CT Monday night, according to hashtags.org.

8:11


After a 19 year absence, the Stanley Cup Playoffs returned to Winnipeg as the puck was dropped at 8:11 p.m. on Apr. 20, 2015.

124


The crowd was in a frenzy for most of the game, and according to Sportsnet, the sound peaked at 124 decibels, which is only 2 decibels shy of tying the Guinness Record for the loudest crowd roar in an indoor stadium.

15,016


Every seat in the MTS Centre had a white Our Team, Our Tradition towel laid on the backrest before the fans arrived. Check out the time lapse of the setup!

1,918


A tweet
that was sent out from the @NHLJets Twitter account, showing a video that was taken during the singing of O Canada, received 1,918 favourites, and was retweeted 1,605 times.

1


The one and only Don Cherry was in the building for the game. And of course he was wearing a white pinstripe suit.



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