Yankee Stadium

GameDay: Rangers and Devils at Yankee Stadium

Game notes via the Rangers:

  • The Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils, Jan. 26, in the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium (12:30 p.m. — TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7).
  • The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Metropolitan Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 27-23-3 (57 pts).
  • The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the St. Louis Blues, 2-1, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, in their seventh home game in an eight-game span.
  • The Blueshirts have won 11 of their last 17 games (11-5-1) and six of their last nine, and are tied for third in the conference in ROW (24).
  • The Devils enter the contest with a 22-19-11 (55 pts) record to rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last two games.
  • Following the contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the New York Islanders on Wednesday, Jan. 29 (7:30 p.m.), in the second game of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium.                                                           To read more of this story, click here

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.