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2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series – Wild vs. Blackhawks
PRE-GAME NOTES

2016 COORS LIGHT NHL STADIUM SERIES
MINNESOTA WILD vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
TCF BANK STADIUM, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – FEB. 21, 2016


STADIUM SERIES GAME DAY NOTES

* There have been 16 regular-season outdoor NHL games to date: eight Winter Classics, five Stadium Series and three Heritage Classics.

* Nine regular-season outdoor NHL games have been hosted by football venues, seven have been hosted by baseball stadiums.

* The NHL’s 16 regular-season outdoor games have drawn total attendance of 920,534 – an average of 57,533 per game. Outdoor game attendance will surpass the 1-million mark at the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday, Feb. 27.

* Road teams are 12-3-1 in the NHL’s 16 regular-season outdoor games, including a 7-2-0 record since the start of the 2013-14 season.

* A total of 510 players and head coaches have participated in the NHL’s 16 regular-season outdoor games to date.

* Nineteen of the NHL’s 30 teams have competed in a regular-season outdoor game. The Wild will become the 20th, the Avalanche will become the 21st on Saturday.

* Launched in 2013-14, the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series has featured five games, all of which have been played in sold-out stadiums. The series has gone to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with the NHL’s first outdoor game played in California, showcased the first two hockey games ever played at Yankee Stadium in New York, staged the first-ever NHL game at Soldier Field in Chicago and ventured to Northern California for a game at state-of-the-art Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

* The first regular-season outdoor game in NHL history took place on Nov. 22, 2003, when the Canadiens defeated the Oilers 4-3 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton in the 2003 Molson Canadian NHL Heritage Classic.

* The referees for today’s game are Steve Kozari (#40) and Chris Lee (#28). The linesmen are Ryan Galloway (#82) and Brian Mach (#78).

* Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick (first intermission), alternative rock band Soul Asylum (pre-game), singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan (national anthem) and the University of Minnesota Marching Band (player introductions) will perform during the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. The game also will include a special tribute to hockey in Minnesota, featuring current and former members of the Wild and North Stars, among other special guests.
 
OUTDOOR GAME REGISTER FOR MINNESOTA WILD

    GP    G    A    PTS    PIM    TEAM(S)
BRODIN, Jonas    --    --    --    --    --    
CARTER, Ryan    1     0     0     0     0     NJD 2014
COYLE, Charlie    --    --    --    --    --    
DUMBA, Matt    --    --    --    --    --    
FOLIN, Christian    --    --    --    --    --    
FONTAINE, Justin    --    --    --    --    --    
GRANLUND, Mikael    --    --    --    --    --    
HAULA, Erik    --    --    --    --    --    
KOIVU, Mikko    --    --    --    --    --    
NIEDERREITER, Nino    --    --    --    --    --    
PARISE, Zach    --    --    --    --    --    
POMINVILLE, Jason    1     0     0     0     0     BUF 2008
PORTER, Chris    --    --    --    --    --    
PROSSER, Nate    --    --    --    --    --    
REILLY, Mike    --    --    --    --    --    
SCANDELLA, Marco    --    --    --    --    --    
SPURGEON, Jared    --    --    --    --    --    
STOLL, Jarret    3     1     1     2     0     EDM 2003, LAK 2014 & 2015
SUTER, Ryan    --    --    --    --    --
VANEK, Thomas    2     0     0     0     4     BUF 2008, NYI 2014
ZUCKER, Jason    --    --    --    --    --

    GP    W    L    OT    SO    GAA    SV%    TEAM(S)
BACKSTROM, Niklas    --    --    --    --    --    --    --
DUBNYK, Devan    --    --    --    --    --    --    --
KUEMPER, Darcy    --    --    --    --    --    --    --


MINNESOTA WILD QUICK HITS

* Wild forward Jarret Stoll played in the first regular-season outdoor game in NHL history, the 2003 Molson Canadian NHL Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Stoll recorded 1-1—2 for the Oilers in a 4-3 loss to the Canadiens.

* Two Wild players competed in the first iteration of the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2008, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo: forwards Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek, who skated for the Sabres in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Penguins.

* Three Minnesota-born players are expected to appear in the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series: Wild teammates Ryan Carter (White Bear Lake), Zach Parise (Minneapolis) and Nate Prosser (Elk River).

* Three University of Minnesota alumni also are expected to play in the game: Wild teammates Erik Haula (2010-13), Mike Reilly (2012-15) and Thomas Vanek (2002-04).

* Captain Mikko Koivu is the Wild’s all-time leader in points against the Blackhawks, with 5-25—30 in 40 regular-season games.
 
OUTDOOR GAME REGISTER FOR CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

    GP    G    A    PTS    PIM    TEAM(S)
ANISIMOV, Artem    1     0     0     0     0     NYR 2012
DANAULT, Phillip    --    --    --    --    --
DESJARDINS, Andrew    1     0     0     0     0     SJS 2015
GUSTAFSSON, Erik    --    --    --    --    --
HINOSTROZA, Vincent    --    --    --    --    --
HJALMARSSON, Niklas    2     0     0     0     0     CHI 2014, 2015
HOSSA, Marian    3     0     4     4     2     DET 2009, CHI 2014 & 2015
KANE, Patrick    3     0     2     2     0     CHI 2009, 2014, 2015
KEITH, Duncan    3     1     1     2     4     CHI 2009, 2014, 2015
KRUGER, Marcus    2     0     0     0     2     CHI 2014, 2015
MASHINTER, Brandon    --    --    --    --    --
PANARIN, Artemi    --    --    --    --    --
PANIK, Richard    --    --    --    --    --
RASMUSSEN, Dennis    --    --    --    --    --
ROZSIVAL, Michal    2     0     1     1     2     CHI 2014, 2015
SEABROOK, Brent    3     0     1     1     0     CHI 2009, 2014, 2015
SEKAC, Jiri    --    --    --    --    --
SHAW, Andrew    2     0     0     0     2     CHI 2014, 2015
SVEDBERG, Viktor    --    --    --    --    --
TERAVAINEN, Teuvo    --    --    --    --    --
TOEWS, Jonathan    3     2     3     5     4     CHI 2009, 2014, 2015
van RIEMSDYK, Trevor    --    --    --    --    --

    GP    W    L    OT    SO    GAA    SV%    TEAM(S)
CRAWFORD, Corey    2     1     1     0     0     2.00     .940     CHI 2014, 2015
DARLING, Scott    --    --    --    --    --    --    --


CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS QUICK HITS

* The Blackhawks are scheduled to compete in their fourth regular-season outdoor NHL game, the most of any team. They also played in the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field in Chicago (6-4 L vs. DET), the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Soldier Field in Chicago (5 1 W vs. PIT) and the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (3-2 L at WSH).

* Four current Blackhawks players have appeared in the team’s first three regular-season outdoor NHL games: forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.

* Forward Jonathan Toews leads all players with 2-3—5 in three regular-season outdoor NHL game appearances.

* Forward Marian Hossa shares the record for career assists in regular-season outdoor NHL games, with four in three appearances.

* Forward Patrick Kane is the Blackhawks’ all-time leader in points against the Wild, with 12-17—29 in 33 regular-season games.

 
RESULTS, WEATHER & ATTENDANCE FOR OUTDOOR GAMES

 
2003 Molson Canadian NHL Heritage Classic
Nov. 22, 2003
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Montreal Canadiens 4 at Edmonton Oilers 3
Weather at Puck Drop: 0°F/-18°C, clear, severe wind chill
Attendance: 57,167

2008 Amp Energy NHL Winter Classic
Jan. 1, 2008
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo
Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at Buffalo Sabres 1 (SO)
Weather at Puck Drop: 33°F/1°C, flurries
Attendance: 71,217

2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Jan. 1, 2009
Wrigley Field, Chicago
Detroit Red Wings 6 at Chicago Blackhawks 4
Weather at Puck Drop: 32°F/0°C, overcast, swirling wind
Attendance: 40,818

2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Jan. 1, 2010
Fenway Park, Boston
Philadelphia Flyers 1 at Boston Bruins 2 (OT)
Weather at Puck Drop: 35°F/2°C, overcast
Attendance: 38,112

2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Jan. 1, 2011
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
Washington Capitals 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 1
Weather at Puck Drop: 50°F/10°C, overcast, light rain
Attendance: 68,111

2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic
Feb. 20, 2011
McMahon Stadium, Calgary
Montreal Canadiens 0 at Calgary Flames 4
Weather at Puck Drop: 18°F/-8°C, clear, wind
Attendance: 41,022

2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Jan. 2, 2012
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
New York Rangers 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 2
Weather at Puck Drop: 41°F/5°C, partly cloudy
Attendance: 46,967

2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Jan. 1, 2014
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 at Detroit Red Wings 2 (SO)
Weather at Puck Drop: 13°F/-11°C, snow, swirling wind
Attendance: 105,491

2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
Jan. 25, 2014
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Anaheim Ducks 3 at Los Angeles Kings 0
Weather at Puck Drop: 62°F/17°C, clear
Attendance: 54,099

2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
Jan. 26, 2014
Yankee Stadium, New York
New York Rangers 7 at New Jersey Devils 3
Weather at Puck Drop: 25°F/-4°C, partly cloudy
Attendance: 50,105

2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
Jan. 29, 2014
Yankee Stadium, New York
New York Rangers 2 at New York Islanders 1
Weather at Puck Drop: 22°F/-6°C, clear
Attendance: 50,027

2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
March 1, 2014
Soldier Field, Chicago
Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at Chicago Blackhawks 5
Weather at Puck Drop: 17°F/-8°C, snow, swirling wind
Attendance: 62,921

2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic
March 2, 2014
BC Place, Vancouver
Ottawa Senators 4 at Vancouver Canucks 2
Weather at Puck Drop: 37°F/3°C*
Attendance: 54,194
* Venue’s roof was closed due to rain

2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Jan. 1, 2015
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Chicago Blackhawks 2 at Washington Capitals 3
Weather at Puck Drop: 43°F/6°C, sunny
Attendance: 42,832

2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
Feb. 21, 2015
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Los Angeles Kings 2 at San Jose Sharks 1
Weather at Puck Drop: 57°F/14°C, fair
Attendance: 70,205

2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Jan. 1, 2016
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Montreal Canadiens 5 at Boston Bruins 1
Weather at Puck Drop: 41°F/5°C, cloudy, light winds
Attendance: 67,246
 

 
TEAM-BY-TEAM RECORDS IN OUTDOOR GAMES

TEAM    GP    W    L    OT    GAMES PLAYED IN
Anaheim Ducks    1    1    0    0    2014 SS-LA
Boston Bruins    2    1    1    0    2010 WC, 2016 WC
Buffalo Sabres    1    0    0    1    2008 WC
Calgary Flames    1    1    0    0    2011 HC
Chicago Blackhawks    3    1    2    0    2009 WC, 2014 SS-CHI, 2015 WC
Detroit Red Wings    2    1    0    1    2009 WC, 2014 WC
Edmonton Oilers    1    0    1    0    2003 HC
Los Angeles Kings    2    1    1    0    2014 SS-LA, 2015 SS
Montreal Canadiens    3    2    1    0    2003 HC, 2011 HC, 2016 WC
New Jersey Devils    1    0    1    0    2014 SS-NY
New York Islanders    1    0    1    0    2014 SS-NY
New York Rangers    3    3    0    0    2012 WC, 2014 SS-NY (2 GP)
Ottawa Senators    1    1    0    0    2014 HC
Philadelphia Flyers    2    0    1    1    2010 WC, 2012 WC
Pittsburgh Penguins    3    1    2    0    2008 WC, 2011 WC, 2014 SS-CHI
San Jose Sharks    1    0    1    0    2015 SS
Toronto Maple Leafs    1    1    0    0    2014 WC
Vancouver Canucks    1    0    1    0    2014 HC
Washington Capitals    2    2    0    0    2011 WC, 2015 WC

WC – Winter Classic
HC – Heritage Classic
SS – Stadium Series


STADIUM SERIES UNIFORMS

Minnesota Wild
Two unique features highlight the Wild’s uniform: the State of Hockey logo on the shoulder is a tribute to the loyal fan base of the region (it is the first time that this popular brand symbol has appeared on any Wild jersey) and the new ligature “M” logo on the pants is a bold reproduction taken from the iconic third jersey wordmark. Enlarged numbers on the sleeves and back are adaptations of the Wild’s current number system, scaled for greater visibility in the stadium setting. The jersey crest features the Wild’s primary logo and the jersey’s colors are primarily forest green with iron range red and Minnesota wheat accents, an homage to the team’s unique color scheme and identity.

Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks’ uniform pays tribute to Chicago, featuring four six-pointed red stars on the white collar, which are derived from the city of Chicago’s flag and were incorporated as a symbol of regional fan pride. Additionally, the black shoulder yoke serves as a visual representation of the city’s nickname, the “City of Big Shoulders.” The team’s secondary logos overlap the top three stripes on the sleeve rather than the traditional shoulder placement.


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