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Winter Classic by the numbers

Tuesday, 12.16.2008 / 12:34 PM ET / Features
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Winter Classic by the numbers
Here's a look at some of the interesting numbers pertaining to the 2009 NHL Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks at Wrigley Field on Jan. 1, 2009.

1 -- NHL games played at Wrigley Field (as of the drop of the puck for the 2009 Winter Classic).

2 -- Players in 2009 Winter Classic who played in 2008 Winter Classic (Detroit's Ty Conklin, Chicago's Brian Campbell).

2 -- Times Detroit and Chicago have met in the Stanley Cup Final. Chicago won in 1934 and in 1961.

3 -- Outdoor NHL games that Red Wings goalie Ty Conklin will have played in should he appear in the 2009 Winter Classic. Conklin played for Edmonton in the Heritage Classic in 2003 against Montreal and for Pittsburgh in the inaugural Winter Classic against Buffalo).

3 -- Stanley Cups won by Chicago (1934, 1938, 1961).

4 -- Current NHL goaltenders who dressed for but did not appear in previous NHL outdoor games (Jocelyn Thibault, Mathieu Garon, Stephen Valiquette, Dany Sabourin).

5 -- Seconds between goals scored by Detroit's Norm Ullman against Chicago's Glenn Hall on April 11, 1965. That still stands as the record for the fastest two goals by one player in NHL playoffs history.

6 --
Number of sweater numbers retired by each franchise.

CHICAGO HAS RETIRED: DETROIT HAS RETIRED:
1 - Glenn Hall 1 - Terry Sawchuk
3 - Pierre Pilote, Keith Magnuson 7 - Ted Lindsay
9 - Bobby Hull 9 - Gordie Howe
18 - Denis Savard 10 - Alex Delvecchio
21 - Stan Mikita 12 - Sid Abel
35 - Tony Esposito 19 - Steve Yzerman
11 -- Stanley Cups won by Detroit (1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008).

13 -- Combined number of Norris Trophies won by the two franchises. Red Wings have won eight (six by Nicklas Lidstrom). Blackhawks have won five (Pierre Pilote won three).

13 -- Combined number of Calder Trophies won by the two franchises. Blackhawks have won eight (Patrick Kane, in 2008, was the most recent). Red Wings have won five (Roger Crozier, in 1965, was the most recent).

15 -- Combined number of Hart Trophies won by the two franchises. Red Wings have won nine (six by Gordie Howe). Blackhawks have won six (two each by Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita).

16 -- Combined number of Vezina Trophies won by the two franchises. Blackhawks have won 11 (Charles Gardiner and Tony Esposito each won three). Red Wings have won five (three by Terry Sawchuk).

18 -- Combined number of Ross Trophies won by the two franchises. Blackhawks have won 11 (four by Stan Mikita). Red Wings have won seven (six by Gordie Howe).

22 -- Degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature of an NHL sheet of ice.

22 -- Wheels on the specially-built refrigeration/construction truck that traveled from its construction site in Mobile, Ala., to Chicago -- with a stop in Atlanta -- to haul state-of-the-art ice-making and ice-monitoring equipment to the Winter Classic.

23 -- Degrees Fahrenheit, or -5 Centigrade, the average daily temperature on New Year's Day in Chicago over the last 30 years according to the National Weather Service. The average high is 30 F (-1 C). The average low is 15 F (-9 C).

50 -- Combined number of television cameras that will be sprinkled around Wrigley Field by CBC, NBC and the NHL Network.

52 -- Age at which Gordie Howe played his final NHL game, making him the oldest man to appear in a League game. Still-active Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios is the second-oldest player in NHL history -- he turns 47 on Jan. 25.

53 -- Length, in feet, of the world's largest mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially built for the NHL Winter Classic.

68 -- Combined number of shutouts legendary goaltender Glenn Hall recorded for the Red Wings and Blackhawks. Hall had 17 shutouts in 148 career games with Detroit and then 51 more in 618 games with Chicago.

79 -- Number of current NHL players who have dressed for a "major" outdoor game -- 2001 Cold War (Michigan-Michigan St.), 2003 Heritage Classic, 2006 Frozen Tundra Classic (Wisconsin-Ohio St.), 2008 Winter Classic.

112 -- Feet from Wrigley Field's home plate to the Winter Classic's center-ice face-off dot.

288 -- Miles from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit to Wrigley Field in Chicago

502 -- NHL-record number of consecutive complete games played by goaltender Glenn Hall from the beginning of the 1955-56 season with Detroit through the first 12 games of the 1962-63 season with Chicago.

701 --
Regular-season meetings between the Red Wings and Blackhawks (as of Jan. 1).

1,767 -- NHL games played by Gordie Howe, the most in NHL history. Detroit's Chris Chelios had played in 1,616 NHL games -- the most among active players -- entering this season.

1926 --
The year of the first Blackhawks-Red Wings game (Detroit won, 1-0, on Nov. 24 at Chicago Coliseum).

1957 -- The year in which CBS televised the first network hockey game in the United States. The Rangers defeated the Blackhawks, 4-1, on Jan. 5 in New York with Peter Puck making his broadcast debut.

20,000 --
Gallons of water needed to create an ice surface two-inches deep on Wrigley Field (NHL rinks normally are 1"-1.25" thick).

41,000+ -- Fans expected to attend the game.



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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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