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Numerical look at Classic

Here is a look at the Winter Classic by the numbers, courtesy of the NHL:

Numerical look at Classic

The Flyers take on the Rangers in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
The Flyers take on the Rangers in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Here is a look at the Winter Classic by the numbers, courtesy of the NHL:

1: Cable cam that will be used in network coverage by NBC and CBC

2: Current Rangers who have played in past NHL Winter Classics (Mike Rupp, Pittsburgh, 2011 and Erik Christensen, Pittsburgh, 2008)

3: Baseball parks that have hosted an NHL Winter Classic – Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Citizens Bank Park™

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3: Rangers who had seasons of 50 or more goals (Vic Hadfield 50 in 1971-72, Adam Graves 52 in 1993-94, Jaromir Jagr 54 in 2005-06)

4: Colors were used to light the Empire State Building on Dec. 28 in celebration of the NHL Winter Classic (Flyers orange and white, Rangers blue and red)

4: Of the five most-watched NHL regular-season games in the U.S. since 1975 were NHL Winter Classic games.

6: Flyers who had seasons of 50 or more goals (Reggie Leach 61 in 1975-76, 50 in 1979-80; Tim Kerr 54 in 1983-84, 54 in 1984-85, 58 in 1985-86, 58 in 1986-87; Mark Recchi 53 in 1992-93; John LeClair 51 in 1995-96, 50 in 1996-97, 51 in 1997-98; Bill Barber 50 in 1975-76, Rick MacLeish 50 in 1972-73)

9: Members of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers (including coaches) are participating in the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni Game: Glenn Anderson, Colin Campbell, Adam Graves, Mike Keenan, Nick Kypreos, Brian Leetch, Stephane Matteau, Mark Messier, Mike Richter

9: Active Flyers who have played in past Winter Classics: Daniel Briere, Philadelphia, 2010; Matt Carle, Philadelphia, 2010; Braydon Coburn, Philadelphia, 2010; Claude Giroux, Philadelphia, 2010; Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia, 2010; Maxime Talbot, Pittsburgh, 2011; Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia, 2010; James Van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia, 2010; and Matt Walker, Chicago, 2009

10: Playoff meetings between the Flyers and Rangers (Flyers have won six)

14: Members of Stanley Cup champion Philadelphia Flyers team participating in the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni Game, including coaches and off-ice ambassadors: Bill Barber, Bob Clarke, Terry Crisp, Gary Dornhoefer, Larrry Goodenough, Bob Kelly, Orest Kindrachuk,Reggie Leach, Bernie Parent, Jimmy Watson, Joe Watson, Mike Nykoluk, Dave Schultz, Don Saleski

25.5: Hours of NHL Network live coverage of Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic activities

39: Average temperature in Fahrenheit at puck drop for the four NHL Winter Classics (2008 – 31.1, 2009 – 31.9, 2010 – 39.6, 2011 – 51.7)

51: NHL Alumni will play in the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni Game on Dec. 31 (1 p.m., ET VERSUS, CBC, CSN Philly)

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

66: Goals scored by Eric Lindros as a member of the Rangers (over 3 seasons)

69: Players in NHL history who have played for both the Rangers and Flyers

70: Broadcast cameras (all networks) that will capture all the NHL Winter Classic action at Citizens Bank Park, including a cable cam and an airplane cam

93: Miles separate Philadelphia and New York City

112: All-time regular-season games won by the Rangers over the Flyers

114: All-time regular-season games won by the Flyers over the Rangers

134: Goals scored by Jaromir Jagr as a member of the Rangers

300: Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Citizens Bank Park™

311: Regular-season and playoff games between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers including the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

314: Goals scored by Eric Lindros as a member of the Flyers (over 8 seasons)

350: Gallons of paint used to make Citizens Bank Park™ ice white

2003: The year the Heritage Classic was played in Edmonton between the Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens, the first regular season NHL outdoor game in history

2008: The year the first NHL Winter Classic was 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 Citizens Bank Park™ rink

4,500: Soft pretzels projected to be purchased by fans during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

9,000: Cheese steaks projected to be purchased by fans during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

10,000: Hot Dogs projected to be purchased by fans during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

12,000: Cups of hot chocolate and coffee projected to be purchased by fans during the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic*

20,000: Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface on Citizens Bank Park™

27,000: Plastic bags prevented from entering circulation thanks to the continuing NHL Green initiative to provide reusable commemorative bags free with purchase at official merchandise locations.

47,000: Fans are expected to attend the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park™

75,000: People are expected to pass through Spectator Plaza between Saturday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 2

218,259: Total spectators in attendance at the first four Winter Classics

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