Winter Classic 2011: Interesting Numbers for the Game Part II

December 31st, 2010 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
The good folks from the NHL Public Relations Department and have compiled a nice array of Winter Classic numbers.

66 Number worn by NHL legend Mario Lemieux, playing in the Dec. 31 alumni game at Heinz Field
76 Broadcast cameras (all networks) will capture all the NHL Winter Classic action at Heinz Field including a cable cam and an airplane cam
300 Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Heinz Field

350 Gallons of paint to make Heinz Field ice white
498 Combined career goals scored by Alex Ovechkin (283) and Sidney Crosby (215) in 844 career games
571 Points accumulated by both Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby individually in career regular-season NHL games
2003 The Heritage Classic is played in Edmonton between the Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens, the first NHL outdoor game in history
2008 The first NHL Winter Classic is 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 Heinz Field rink

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