Stats: Facts about the Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium 1:25From the NHL:

  • 9 Number of NHLers that have played for the Devils, Rangers and Islanders – Arron Asham, Joel Bouchard, Pat Conacher, Mike Dunham, Vladimir Malakhov, Mike Mottau, Sergei Nemchinov, John Vanbiesbrouck and Kevin Weekes
  • 45 Number of NHLers who have played for both the Rangers and Devils
  • 70 Number of NHLers who have played for both the Rangers and Islanders
  • 300 Ton capacity of the refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Yankee Stadium
  • 350 Gallons of paint used to make the ice of the main rink at Yankee Stadium white
  • 3,000 Gallons of coolant used to freeze the ice in Yankee Stadium
  • 7,000 Gallons of hot chocolate expected to be brewed at Yankee Stadium during the NHL Stadium Series*
  • 10,000 Approximate gallons of water required to create each inch of ice thickness; an outdoor rink requires up to two inches of ice thickness to help withstand the more extreme elements
  • 19,455 Pounds of french fries projected to be purchased by fans at Yankee Stadium during the NHL Stadium Series*
  • 62,120 Hot dogs projected to be purchased by fans at Yankee Stadium during the 2014 NHL Stadium Series*

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Read: Why the Rangers are the road team at Yankee Stadium

The Rangers are the road team at the two Yankee Stadium games because the tax exemption that allows the Rangers to skip paying property taxes stipulates that the Rangers and Knicks must play all home games at MSG or the exemption is forfeited. (NY Times)

The NHL reimburses the home team for a lost date at their arena and the NHL reportedly saves $1 million per game by reimbursing the Islanders and Devils over the Rangers since the Rangers get more ticket revenue per game at MSG than the Islanders and Devils do at their arenas. (NY Times)

12:56PM: Marty Brodeur will start for the Devils. (Cassie Campbell)

Read: Jaromir Jagr’s outdoor game ideas

Yankee Stadium 1:23Jaromir Jagr spoke with Tom Gulitti and said that he would like to see the temperature at 60 degrees for the Rangers and Devils game on 1/26/14 at Yankee Stadium.

Jagr also said that if the Rangers and Devils played in the playoffs it would be “great” to have all seven games be played outdoors at Met Life Stadium.

Gulitti adds “Probably impossible to have a playoff series outdoors because there wouldn’t be enough notice to get building, set up ice, etc.”

It is expected to be 20 degrees on Sunday.

Note: Entertainment for Yankee Stadium Games Announced

From the NHL:

NEW YORK (January 24, 2014) – Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer CeeLo Green will take the stage at Yankee Stadium during the much-anticipated 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ in New York, the National Hockey League announced today. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress Michelle Williams, the cast of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Jersey Boys, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, star of the upcoming musical Bullets Over Broadway Marin Mazzie, Beatles tribute band Strawberry Fields, and both the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums and the NYPD Pipes and Drums, will join CeeLo as part of the entertainment line-up for the two outdoor games in New York.

Live Blog/Media Wall: Brian Leetch, Mike Richter and others at Bryant Park


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