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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 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
8 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89