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Heritage Classic by the numbers

Jets, Flames set to face off in NHL's 28th outdoor game

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The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets will face off in the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN1, CITY, TVAS2, NHL.TV). Here's a look at some of the outdoor game's key numbers.

 

Minus-5/23 -- Average low temperature (Celsius/Fahrenheit) for Regina on Oct. 26, according to accuweather.
 

Minus-3.25/26 -- Average temperature (Celsius/Fahrenheit) at puck drop for the previous four Heritage Classic games, according to accuweather.
 

1 -- Heritage Classic games played at a neutral site. This is the first Heritage Classic not played in the home city of a Canada-based NHL team.
 

2 -- Appearances by the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames in the Heritage Classic. Calgary won 4-0 when it hosted the Montreal Canadiens at McMahon Stadium on Feb. 20, 2011. Winnipeg lost 3-0 to the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 23, 2016.

5 -- Number of Heritage Classic games played. The 2019 edition will be the fifth NHL Heritage Classic since the NHL hosted its first outdoor game on Nov. 22, 2003.

7 -- NHL outdoor games in Canada, including this year's Heritage Classic. In addition, League has staged the 2017 NHL Scotiabank Centennial Classic at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto and the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.

8/46 -- Average high temperature (Celsius/Fahrenheit), for Regina on Oct. 26, according to accuweather.com.

9 -- Current members of the Jets who were in the lineup for the 2016 Heritage Classic in Winnipeg. Forwards Adam Lowry, Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers, Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor and Mathieu Perreault, defenseman Josh Morrissey and goalie Connor Hellebuyck all played for the Jets three years ago. Perreault (2011 NHL Winter Classic with the Washington Capitals) and Wheeler (2010 Winter Classic with the Boston Bruins) will be playing in their third outdoor game.

28 -- NHL regular-season outdoor games, including the 2019 Heritage Classic. Of the previous 27 games, 16 were hosted inside football stadiums, 10 inside baseball stadiums and one inside a soccer stadium.

31 -- Regular-season games between the Flames and Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise, which entered the NHL in 1999-2000 and moved to Winnipeg in 2011. The Flames are 17-12-1; the Jets are 13-16-1, and one game ended in a tie (March 11,2011; 3-3).

53 -- Length, in feet, of the world's largest mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially built for outdoor games conducted by the NHL.

243 -- Number of ice pans under the rink at Mosaic Stadium; each is 30 inches by 340 inches.

350 -- Gallons of paint used to make the ice at Mosaic Stadium white.

357/575 -- Approximate distance (in miles/kilometers) from Winnipeg to Regina.

466/750 -- Approximate distance (in miles/kilometers) from Calgary to Regina.

1,091 -- Number of players who have won the Stanley Cup championship since the NHL assumed full control of the trophy for the 1926-27 season. The Cup will be on display at The PreGame on Saturday.

2017 -- Year that Mosaic Stadium, home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, officially opened its doors.

3,000 -- Gallons of coolant used to freeze the ice at Mosaic Stadium.

20,000 -- Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface at Mosaic Stadium for the Heritage Classic.

1,459,359 -- Total attendance for the NHL's 27 regular-season outdoor games. That's an average of 54,050 per game.

 

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