NHL Heritage Classic: By the numbers

Before the Canucks host the Senators on Sunday at B.C. Place, take a look at some interesting facts and figures around that game and previous NHL outdoor tilts in Canada.

Fun facts from Canadian outdoor games

B.C. Place will be the site of the NHL Heritage Classic hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators on Sunday. It's the first time an outdoor NHL game will be played at a retractable-roof stadium. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Before the Canucks host the Senators at B.C. Place on Sunday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 3 p.m. ET), take a look at some interesting facts and figures around the game, previous Heritage Classic tilts, and the Vancouver and Ottawa teams that fought for the 1915 Stanley Cup:

  • 3 — Games played in the best-of-five Stanley Cup final in 1915.
  • 26 — Goals scored in that series by the champion Vancouver Millionaires.
  • 8 — Goals scored in that series by the Ottawa Senators.
  • 4 — Goals scored by Vancouver's Barney Stanley in the deciding game.
  • 0 — Vancouver teams to win the Stanley Cup before that series.
  • 0 — Vancouver teams to win the Stanley Cup after that series.
  • 4 — Stanley Cup wins by Ottawa after that series.
  • 13 — Regular-season NHL games that will have been played outdoors after Sunday's game.
  • 46 — Percentage of those games played in 2014.
  • 1 — Outdoor games played in a stadium with a retractable roof.
  • 20 — Minutes it takes the B.C. Place roof to open or close.
  • 57,167 — Attendance at 2003 Heritage Classic in Edmonton.
  • 41,022 — Attendance at 2011 Heritage Classic in Calgary.
  • 54,500 — Maximum capacity  for B.C. Lions home games.
  • -30C — Temperature (with wind chill) during the 2003 Heritage Classic.
  • -21C — Temperature (with wind chill) during the 2011 Heritage Classic.
  • +3C — Temperature expected for 2014 Heritage Classic.
  • 1 — Shutouts in Heritage Classic games (Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff in 2011).


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