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    Stadium Series By The Numbers, courtesy of the NHL.

    1 First-ever NHL® outdoor regular-season game played in "The State of Hockey."

    2 Colors featured on the iconic I-35 bridge - Iron Range Red and Forest Green, the official colors of the Minnesota Wild - as declared by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton as a special tribute to "NHL Stadium Series Weekend."

    4 Four six-pointed red stars are featured on the white collar of the Blackhawks special-edition jerseys, which are derived from the city of Chicago's flag and were incorporated as a symbol of regional fan pride. The Wild special-edition jersey pays homage to the loyal fan base of Minnesota with a State of Hockey logo on the shoulder.

    10 Hours the 2016 NHL Stadium SeriesTM Spectator Plaza will be open to the public (Saturday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT; Sunday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT). Located outside of Gate A at TCF Bank Stadium, Spectator Plaza is a free, non-ticketed event open to fans of all ages. The two-day fan festival includes interactive games, special appearances, and live music hosted by the NHL and its corporate partners.

    11 Number of Grammy nominations received by singer Jazmine Sullivan, who will sing the U.S. national anthem at Sunday's game.

    15 Average low temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for Minneapolis, Minn. on Feb. 21, according to accuweather.com.

    31 Average high temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, for Minneapolis, Minn. on Feb. 21, according accuweather.com.

    32.7 Average temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, at puck drop for the sixteen previous NHL regular season outdoor games.

    53 Length, in feet, of the world's largest mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially built for outdoor games conducted by the NHL.

    59 The Wild and Blackhawks have faced off 59 times during the regular season since Minnesota entered the NHL in 2000-01. The Wild lead the head-to-head series with 34 victories and 71 points, compared to the Blackhawks' 24 wins and 57 points. Minnesota has won each of the past four regular-season matchups, including both in 2015-16.

    87 Names of Minnesota's counties cast in stone that surround the perimeter of TCF Bank Stadium.

    211 Evergreens surrounding the rink at TCF Bank Stadium as décor; a tribute to Minnesota's vast forests.

    243 Number of ice pans under the main rink at TCF Bank Stadium, each measuring 30" x 340" in size.

    300 Ton capacity of refrigeration trailer that will keep the ice cool at TCF Bank Stadium.

    350 Gallons of paint used to make the TCF Bank Stadium ice white.

    510 Players and head coaches who have participated in the League's 16 regular-season outdoor games to date.

    2,186 Linear feet of pipes running from the mobile rink refrigeration unit to the rink at TCF Bank Field.

    3,000 Square feet of merchandise space at Spectator Plaza, where fans can buy official 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM gear.

    4,895 Gallons of coolant used to freeze the TCF Bank Stadium rink.

    55,450 Total hockey players Minnesota boasts, which ranks them as the No. 1 state in the U.S. in terms of participation, according to USA Hockey. In addition, "The State of Hockey" has more female players (12,808) than any other state, and in a note that bodes well for the game's future, Minnesota also set an all-time record in 2015-16 by surpassing 17,000 8-and-under players for the first time.

    920,534 The NHL's 16 regular-season outdoor games have drawn total attendance of 920,534, an average of 57,533 per game.

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