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2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic by the numbers

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PHILADELPHIA -- A look at the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic "By the Numbers."

1-- Cable cam that will be used in network coverage by NBC and CBC

2-- Current Rangers who have played in past NHL Winter Classics (Mike Rupp, Pittsburgh, 2011 and Erik Christensen, Pittsburgh, 2008)

3 -- Baseball parks that have hosted an NHL Winter Classic -- Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Citizens Bank Park™

3 -- Rangers who had seasons of 50 or more goals (Vic Hadfield 50 in 1971-72, Adam Graves 52 in 1993-94, Jaromir Jagr 54 in 2005-06)

2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic by the numbers

SHARED EXPERIENCE

A total of 69 players have played for both the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. Take a look at the all-time list (in alphabetical order):
  • Amonte, Tony
  • Angotti, Lou
  • Betts, Blair
  • Biron, Martin
  • Blackburn, Don
  • Brashear, Donald
  • Brown, Larry
  • Carkner, Terry
  • Collins, Bill
  • Daigle, Alexandre
  • DiMaio, Rob
  • Dupont, Andre
  • Eminger, Steve
  • Fedotenko, Ruslan
  • Fedyk, Brent
  • Finley, Jeff
  • Fleming, Reggie
  • Forbes, Colin
  • Fotiu, Nick
  • Froese, Bob
  • Gamble, Bruce
  • Gendron, Jean-Guy
  • Gillis, Jere
  • Hanna, John
  • Hannigan, Pat
  • Healey, Paul
  • Hillman, Wayne
  • Hlavac, Jan
  • Hospodar, Ed
  • Huber, Willie
  • Hull, Jody
  • Jagr, Jaromir
  • Jensen, Chris
  • Johnson, Jim
  • Johnsson, Kim
  • Kerr, Tim
  • Knuble, Mike
  • Lacroix, Daniel
  • Laperriere, Ian
  • Lindros, Eric
  • MacTavish, Craig
  • Malakhov, Vladimir
  • Maneluk, Mike
  • McAllister, Chris
  • McCarthy, Sandy
  • Mickey, Larry
  • Nedved, Petr
  • Paterson, Joe
  • Peters, Garry
  • Petit, Michel
  • Plante, Pierre
  • Prospal, Vaclav
  • Rochefort, Leon
  • Samuelsson, Kjell
  • Samuelsson, Ulf
  • Shelley, Jody
  • Siklenka, Mike
  • Stanley, Allan
  • Stevens, Kevin
  • Stock, P.J.
  • Stratton, Art
  • Sulliman, Doug
  • Tibbetts, Billy
  • Vanbiesbrouck, John
  • Wells, Jay
  • White, Todd
  • Wilson, Dunc
  • York, Mike
  • Zherdev, Nikolay
4 -- Colors were used to light the Empire State Building on Dec. 28 in celebration of the NHL Winter Classic (Flyers orange and white, Rangers blue and red)

4 -- Of the five most-watched NHL regular-season games in the U.S. since 1975 were NHL Winter Classic games.

6 -- Flyers who had seasons of 50 or more goals (Reggie Leach 61 in 1975-76, 50 in 1979-80; Tim Kerr 54 in 1983-84, 54 in 1984-85, 58 in 1985-86, 58 in 1986-87; Mark Recchi 53 in 1992-93; John LeClair 51 in 1995-96, 50 in 1996-97, 51 in 1997-98; Bill Barber 50 in 1975-76, Rick MacLeish 50 in 1972-73)

9 -- Members of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers (including coaches) are participating in the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni Game: Glenn Anderson, Colin Campbell, Adam Graves, Mike Keenan, Nick Kypreos, Brian Leetch, Stephane Matteau, Mark Messier, Mike Richter

9 -- Active Flyers who have played in past Winter Classics: Daniel Briere, Philadelphia, 2010; Matt Carle, Philadelphia, 2010; Braydon Coburn, Philadelphia, 2010; Claude Giroux, Philadelphia,  2010; Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia, 2010; Maxime Talbot, Pittsburgh, 2011; Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia, 2010; James Van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia, 2010; and Matt Walker, Chicago, 2009

10 -- Playoff meetings between the Flyers and Rangers (Flyers have won six)

14 -- Members of Stanley Cup champion Philadelphia Flyers team participating in the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni Game, including coaches and off-ice ambassadors: Bill Barber, Bob Clarke, Terry Crisp, Gary Dornhoefer, Larrry Goodenough, Bob Kelly, Orest Kindrachuk, Reggie Leach, Bernie Parent, Jimmy Watson, Joe Watson, Mike Nykoluk, Dave Schultz, Don Saleski

25.5 -- Hours of NHL Network live coverage of Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic activities

39 -- Average temperature in Fahrenheit at puck drop for the four NHL Winter Classics (2008 -- 31.1, 2009 -- 31.9, 2010 -- 39.6, 2011 -- 51.7)

51 -- NHL Alumni will play in the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni Game on Dec. 31 (1 p.m., ET VERSUS, CBC, CSN Philly)

53 -- Length, in feet, of the world’s largest mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially built for the NHL Winter Classic

66 -- Goals scored by Eric Lindros as a member of the Rangers (over 3 seasons)

69 -- Players in NHL history who have played for both the Rangers and Flyers

70 -- Broadcast cameras (all networks) that will capture all the NHL Winter Classic action at Citizens Bank Park, including a cable cam and an airplane cam

93 -- Miles separate Philadelphia and New York City

112 -- All-time regular-season games won by the Rangers over the Flyers

114 -- All-time regular-season games won by the Flyers over the Rangers

134 -- Goals scored by Jaromir Jagr as a member of the Rangers

300 -- Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Citizens Bank Park™

311 -- Regular-season and playoff games between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers including the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

314 -- Goals scored by Eric Lindros as a member of the Flyers (over 8 seasons)

350 -- Gallons of paint used to make Citizens Bank Park™ ice white

2003 -- The year the Heritage Classic was played in Edmonton between the Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens, the first regular season NHL outdoor game in history

2008 -- The year the first NHL Winter Classic was played in Buffalo between the Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins, with Sidney Crosby netting the game-winner in a shootout

3,000 -- Gallons of coolant used to freeze the Citizens Bank Park™ rink

4,500 -- Soft pretzels projected to be purchased by fans during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

9,000 -- Cheese steaks projected to be purchased by fans during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

10,000 -- Hot Dogs projected to be purchased by fans during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

12,000 -- Cups of hot chocolate and coffee projected to be purchased by fans during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

20,000 -- Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface on Citizens Bank Park™

27,000 -- Plastic bags prevented from entering circulation thanks to the continuing NHL Green initiative to provide reusable commemorative bags free with purchase at official merchandise locations.

47,000 -- Fans are expected to attend the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park™

75,000 -- People are expected to pass through Spectator Plaza between Saturday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 2

218,259 -- Total spectators in attendance at the first four Winter Classics

*According to ARAMARK

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