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NHL100 Classic By the Numbers

Facts, figures for outdoor game between Canadiens, Senators in Ottawa's Lansdowne Park on Saturday

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

OTTAWA - A look at the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ "By the Numbers."

1 -- On Dec. 16, the Ottawa Senators® will play host to the Montreal Canadiens® in commemoration of the NHL's opening night on Dec. 19, 1917. The Canadiens defeated the Senators on this historic night in 1917, thanks in large part to a five-goal performance from Joe Malone, and the solid goaltending of Georges Vezina.

2 -- The 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ marks the second NHL regular season outdoor game for the Ottawa Senators; their first matchup was at the 2014 NHL Heritage Classic™ at B.C. Place Stadium, in Vancouver, a game that saw the Senators top the Vancouver Canucks, 4-2. 

4 -- The Montreal Canadiens will be appearing in their fourth outdoor game (2003 Molson Canadian NHL Heritage Classic™ at Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton, a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers; the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic™ at McMahon Stadium, in Calgary, a 4-0 loss to the Calgary Flames; and the 2016 NHL Winter Classic® at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Massachusetts, a 5-1 win over the Boston Bruins).

5 -- Average low temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees Celsius), for Ottawa, on December 16, according to

11 -- Total number of Stanley Cup® Playoff games played between the Canadiens and Senators, with Ottawa holding a winning record of 6-5.

11 -- Number worn by Montreal Canadiens forward, Brendan Gallagher, who leads the club in scoring with 19 points (13-6-19 in 31GP).

20 -- Average high temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit (-7 degrees Celsius), for Ottawa on December 16, according

23 -- The 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ will mark the 23rd NHL® regular-season outdoor game contested. Of the previous 22 games that have been played, 13 of those have been hosted within football stadiums, 8 have been inside baseball stadiums, and one inside a soccer stadium. 

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

61 -- Number worn by Ottawa Senators forward, Mark Stone, who leads the club in scoring with 25 points (14-11-25 in 28GP). 

70 -- Boys and girls, ages 4-8 - also known as "Little Sens" - who will be part of a special Learn to Play graduation ceremony at The PreGame, the official tailgate party of the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™.

100 -- The 100-year tradition of NHL hockey will come full circle this year, when the two longstanding rivals meet nearly a century later, from an opening night that saw the visiting Montreal Canadiens steal a 7-4 victory. December 19, 1917, also saw the Montreal Wanderers defeat the Toronto Arenas by a score of 10-9; Wanderers' defenseman Dave Ritchie would score at the one-minute mark of the opening frame for what would be the NHL's first official goal.

101 -- Derek King, NHL Senior Manager, Facility Operations hosted Ice-Making 101 for students as part of the NHL & NHLPA's Future Goals program, an Industry Growth Fund initiative. The students saw the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts they are learning in the classroom come to life during the session Dec. 13 at Lansdowne Park.

125 -- In addition to celebrating 100 years of the NHL, which has roots in Ottawa, 2017 also marks the 125th birthday of the Stanley Cup®. Since Lord Stanley bestowed his name upon hockey's holy grail in 1892, the Cup has since become synonymous with Canadian culture and tradition, and one of the most prestigious awards in all professional sports.

150 -- The 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ will also mark the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday in the nation's capital. Heritage Canada, the Ottawa Senators and local minor hockey associations, have joined forces to build a skating rink on the lawn of Parliament Hill during the month of December.

199 -- Approximate number of kilometers that separate Montreal and Ottawa by driving distance, according to Google Maps. 

243 -- Number of ice pans under the main rink at Lansdowne Park, each measuring 30" x 340" in size.

300 -- Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Lansdowne Park.

350 -- Gallons of paint used to make the Lansdowne Park ice white.

658 -- Players and head coaches who have participated in the League's 22 regular-season outdoor games to date.

1898 -- Year in which the Aberdeen Pavilion, the oldest building at Lansdowne Park, was opened. One of Ottawa's first hockey rinks, the Pavilion played host to the 1904 Stanley Cup® Final, won by the Ottawa Silver Sevens.

3,000 -- Gallons of coolant used to freeze the Lansdowne Park rink.  

20,000 -- Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface at Lansdowne Park for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™.

20,000 -- Children will have access to play hockey on the SENS RINK built in partnership with the NHL and Ottawa Senators Foundation for the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa as part of the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ Legacy Project.

96,500 -- Weight, in pounds, of the refrigeration unit that travels to the NHL's outdoor games.

100,000 -- To celebrate the culmination of their Centennial year, the NHL will be gifting $100,000 in gift cards to charitable organizations in Ottawa around the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™.

500,000 -- The NHL/NHLPA Industry Growth Fund will donate $500,000 to help fund the construction of the BLEU BLANC ROUGE outdoor rink in Ahunstic-Cartierville, which was inaugurated by the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation on Dec. 13 as part of the NHL's Centennial celebration and 375th anniversary of the City of Montreal.

1,208,317 -- Total spectators in attendance at all 22 outdoor NHL regular-season games, an average of 54,924 per game.

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