Soldier Field Stadium Series By The Numbers

Take a look at the breakdown of stats surrounding the conversion of Soldier Field into an ice rink for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.

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On March 1, 2014, the Blackhawks will leave their home ice for a day to play at Soldier Field. The Chicago team will play against the Pittsburgh Penguins on the converted football field as part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, which began on Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Click through for a breakdown of stats surrounding the Stadium Series at Soldier Field.
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0: There have not been any NHL games played at Soldier Field in the past. The game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be the first one. Last year, however, the Hockey City Classic for college teams was held at Soldier Field between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Wisconsin Badgers.
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2: The number of times the Blackhawks have appeared in a regular-season outdoor NHL game. In 2009, they hosted the Detroit Red Wings in the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Wrigley Field. Detroit won the game 6-4.
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2: The number of times the Blackhawks and Penguins have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the 1992 Stanley Cup Final, which the Penguins won 4-0. The other meeting was at the 1972 quarterfinals, with Chicago winning the series 4-0.
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3: The number of times the Penguins have appeared in a regular-season outdoor NHL game. They defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in the 2008 NHL Winter Classic at Ralph Wilson Stadium and lost 3-1 to the Washington Capitals in the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field.
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22: The ideal ice surface temperature, in Fahrenheit, for an NHL rink.
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53: The length of the mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially designed and built for the NHL, to help cool the ice for all outdoor games.
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69: The number of NHLers who have played for both the Penguins and Blackhawks. This includes members of the current teams like Craig Adams, Marian Hossa, Michal Rozsival, and notables like Eddie Olczyk, Marc Bergevin and Dale Tallon.
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105: The number of points earned by the Penguins (43-63-19) in their 125 all-time regular seasons meetings with the Blackhawks.
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149: The number of points earned by the Blackhawks (65-41-19) in their 125 all-time regular season meetings with the Penguins.
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136: The number of columns (68 on each side) that make up the historic, twin colonnades at Soldier Field.
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