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News, Notes and Hockey Insights - 8/27/2012

by Frank Albin / San Jose Sharks

Hockey by the Numbers...

3 -- the number of time in the past 8 years that the Sharks have appeared in the West Conference Final.

0 -- the number of time in the past 8 years that the Sharks have missed the playoffs.

17 -- Gordie Howe's first Red Wing sweater.

15,234 -- Capacity of the NHL's smallest arena, Winnipeg's MTS Centre.

21,273 -- Capacity of the NHL's largest building, Bell Centre in Montreal.

2,696.79 square feet -- How much larger the Olympic ice sheet is compared to a standard NHL rink.

20 to 22 degrees -- Ideal temperature of hockey ice.

63 inches -- longest legal stick as measured from the heal to end of the shaft.

14 -- Patrick Marleau's fist San Jose sweater number. Veteran forward Ron Sutter had number 12.

1,248 -- Record wins registered by legendary coach Scotty Bowman.

70 -- Most assists by a left wing, one season: Joe Juneau, 70 (1992–93 with Boston)

1989 -- Year Sharks youngest player, Logan Couture was born.

99 -- Uniform number worn by only 3 NHL players. Rick Dudley 1980-81 with Winnipeg, Wilf Paiement 1979 to 1982 with Toronto and Wayne Gretzky 1979 to 1999 with 4 different teams.

3 -- Number of goals score by Vic Howe (Gordie's brother) during his 33-game NHL career.

11,089 -- Hockey capacity at the Cow Palace in Daly City.

2 -- Number of time that the NHL Seals made the playoffs in their 9 years in Northern California.

2-8-23 -- Date of hockey's first radio broadcast. Norman Albert described a portion of the game between Midland and North Toronto at Toronto's Arena Gardens. The radio station was CFCA.

165 -- Number of goals scored by Jonathan Cheechoo 440 games as a Shark.

46,393 -- Estimated miles flown by the San Jose Sharks in 2011-12. This is 7th in the league. Most: Winnipeg (47,876). Fewest: NY Islanders (30,072).

3,966 -- Record high penalty minutes served by Tiger Williams. This is just over 66 entire games.

8 -- Different style of Sharks uniform used 1991 to present.

404 -- NHL regular season games played by current radio analyst Jamie Baker. In those games he scored 71 goals and registered 150 points.

2,186 -- Big League games played by Gordie Howe. His son Mark played 1,355, while another son, Marty logged 646. This includes games played in the NHL and WHA.

19 -- Last Shark to wear 19 before Joe Thornton...Marco Sturm.

4,800 -- Estimated pounds of equipment Sharks take on the road.

7 -- Number of broadcast staff who travel with the team.

2,072:14 -- Minutes and seconds Dan Boyle played in 2011-12. That's over 25 minutes per game.

11-71-2 -- Win/Loss/Tied record of the 1992-93 NHL Sharks.

127 -- Days until the 2013 NHL Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mi

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