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Stadium Series by the numbers

Maple Leafs, Capitals will play first regular-season outdoor game at a service academy

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A look at the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ "By the Numbers."

1 - This will be the first NHL regular-season outdoor game to be played at a service academy. 

3 - The 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will be the third NHL regular-season outdoor contest for both the Washington Capitals® and Toronto Maple Leafs®. Both clubs are undefeated in such games (2-0-0).

6 - Games played between the Capitals and Maple Leafs in the First Round of the 2017 Stanley Cup® Playoffs, the first-ever post-season matchup between the two clubs. Washington won the series 4-2, which included five games decided in overtime.

6 - Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium hosted six soccer matches during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.

8 - Number worn by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, who leads the NHL in goals scored with 39 (39-32-71 in 64 GP) through games played on Feb. 28.

9 - This year's outdoor matchup between the Capitals and Maple Leafs will mark the ninth Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ game dating back to the inaugural NHL Stadium Series™ contests in 2014. The venues that have hosted the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ include Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Soldier Field, Levi's Stadium, TCF Bank Field, Coors Field and Heinz Field.

17 - Number of ships sank by Medal of Honor recipient Rear Admiral Eugene Fluckey during World War II. Fluckey was responsible for directing the successful fundraising efforts to build Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the 1950s.

20.3 - Average age of the top-three scorers on the Maple Leafs: Mitchell Marner, 20, (17-36-53); Auston Matthews, 20, (28-22-50); and William Nylander, 21, (14-35-49).

25 - The 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will be the 25th NHL regular-season outdoor game, and the third and final such game of the 2017-18 season, which included the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ on Dec. 16 at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa and the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic™ at Citi Field in New York on New Year's Day.

34.9 - Average temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for all 24 of the NHL's previous outdoor games.

38 - Average low temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for Annapolis on March 3 according to accuweather.com.

46 - Number of battles memorialized on the interior walls of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

48 - Average high temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for Annapolis on March 3 according to accuweather.com.

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

72 - Number worn by Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, who leads all Capitals defense in scoring and sits third on the team in points (11-39-50 in 64 GP).

79 - Number of points earned by the Washington Capitals through 64 games this season, placing them atop the Metropolitan Division through games played on Feb. 28.

85 - Number of points earned by the Toronto Maple Leafs through 66 games this season, placing them in second in the Atlantic Division through games played on Feb. 28.

143 - Total number of NHL regular-season games played between the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs. In these games, Washington has earned 160 points (72-55-16) and Toronto has earned 136 points (61-68-14).

243 - Number of ice pans under the rink at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, each measuring 30" x 340" in size.

300 - Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

350 - Gallons of paint used to make the ice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium white.

491 - Approximate driving distance, in miles, from Toronto to Annapolis, according to Google Maps.

697 - Total Number of players and head coaches who have participated in the NHL's 24 regular-season outdoor games to date.

1845 - The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, the second oldest of the five United States service academies, officially opened its doors on Oct. 10, 1845.

1940 -Year that the late Dr. John McMullen graduated from the United States Naval Academy. In 1982, Dr. McMullen purchased the NHL's Colorado Rockies™ and moved the club to New Jersey where he presided over the Devils' first two Stanley Cup® championships in 1995 and 2000.

1959 - Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium officially opened on Sept. 26, 1959 for a football game, in which Navy defeated William & Mary by a score of 29-2.

3,000 - Gallons of coolant used to freeze the rink at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

20,000 - Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.

35,760 - Square footage of the aircraft carrier used as décor on the field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.

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