A collection of of facts you can whip out while watching the Flyers take on the Penguins Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field. Guaranteed to impress at least one person you are with:
6 – The 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will mark the sixth NHL regular-season outdoor game for Philadelphia Flyers’ forward James van Riemsdyk; two with the Flyers and three as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the most of any player on either the Penguins or Flyers
7 – Number of stops the American Legacy Black Hockey History Bus Tour will make this month. The 525 square foot travelling museum celebrates Black History Month by looking back at the founders, trailblazers, history makers and Stanley Cup® Champions; and looks ahead to the next generation of young stars, NHL officials, broadcasters and women in the game.
9 – Number of steps leading up to the entertainment stage on the, paying homage to the 72 stone steps that lead to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an iconic setting from the 1976 motion picture Rocky, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
20 – Age of Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, who currently sits tied for ninth in the NHL with a .920 save percentage through 21 games this season.
30 – Number of weeks The Glorious Sons’ song “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” has been on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
34.8 – Average temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for all 26 of the NHL’s previous outdoor games.
50 – Led by the Philadelphia Flyers, 50 players from the NHL/NHLPA’s Learn to Play program and the Snider Hockey Foundation will attend the Flyer’s outdoor practice at Lincoln Financial Field® on February 22nd, participating in a question and answer session with 2018 Olympic Gold Medal winner Monique Lamoureux.
53 – Length, in feet, of the world’s largest mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially built for outdoor games conducted by the NHL.
243 – Number of ice pans under the rink at Lincoln Financial Field®, each measuring 30” x 340” in size.
287 – Total number of NHL regular-season games played between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. In these games, Philadelphia has earned 348 points (154-93-40) and Pittsburgh has earned 287 points (103-147-37).
300 – Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at Lincoln Financial Field®.
304 – Approximate driving distance, in miles, from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, according to Google Maps.
350 – Gallons of paint used to make the ice at Lincoln Financial Field® white.
561 – Number of 4’x8’ stage decks used to level the ice rink.
800 – Approximately 800 pounds of ammonia used as the heat extract in the ice plant.
1,200 – Approximate number of tickets the NHL has provided in the lower bowl for distribution to youth hockey programs.
3,000 – Gallons of coolant used to freeze the rink at Lincoln Financial Field®.
9,200 – Working hours put in for the install and dismantling of the rink and field décor elements.
20,000 – Gallons of water needed to create a two-inch ice surface at Lincoln Financial Field® for the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
50,000 – The NHL together with the Philadelphia Flyers will donate $50,000 to establish a Warriors hockey team – the Philadelphia Flyers Warriors. Warriors Hockey is a discipline of USA Hockey and is dedicated to injured and disabled US Military Veterans who have served their country and play the sport of hockey.
96,000 – Square footage of black geo textile cloth used to create the scenic black floor around the rink.
500,000 – Amount of plastic straws eliminated from use each year at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles became the first team in the famed South Philadelphia sports complex to switch from plastic straws to an eco-friendly alternative made from 100 percent renewable resources.