2016 NHL WINTER CLASSIC ALUMNI GAME
More than 40 former NHL players and coaches are scheduled to participate in today’s 2016 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game (3:30 p.m. ET). The game will consist of three 20-minute periods (running time) and two 12-minute intermissions.
WINTER CLASSIC FAST FACTS
- There have been 15 regular-season outdoor NHL games to date: Seven Winter Classics, five Stadium Series games and three Heritage Classics.
Eight outdoor games have been hosted by football venues, seven have been hosted by baseball stadiums.
The NHL’s 15 regular-season outdoor games have drawn total attendance of 853,288 – an average of 56,886 per game. The seven Winter Classics have been attended by 413,548 fans, an average of 59,078.
A total of 481 players and head coaches have participated in the NHL’s 15 regular-season outdoor games to date.
Road teams are 11-3-1 in outdoor games, including a 6-2-0 record since the start of the 2013-14 season.
WEDNESDAY’S NHL RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
Toronto 3, PITTSBURGH 2 (SO)
WASHINGTON 5, Buffalo 2
New Jersey 3, OTTAWA 0
NY Rangers 5, TAMPA BAY 2
SAN JOSE 4, Philadelphia 2
SNEAK PEEK AT THURSDAY’S NHL ACTION
All Times Eastern
NY Islanders @ Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh @ Detroit Red Wings, 6:00 p.m.
Washington @ Carolina, 6:00 p.m.
Minnesota @ St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.
Chicago @ Colorado, 8:00 p.m.
Nashville @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles @ Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Anaheim @ Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.
Winnipeg @ Arizona, 9:00 p.m.
MILESTONES & BENCHMARKS
Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson, a fifth-round selection (126th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, made his League debut (12:20 TOI).
Alain Vigneault (NYR) coached his 1,008th career game to surpass Jacques Demers (1,007) and move into sole possession of 21st place on the NHL’s all-time list among head coaches.