2014 NHL Stadium Series

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2014 NHL Stadium Series
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Dodger Stadium
Game one Anaheim Ducks at
Los Angeles Kings
Yankee Stadium
Game two New York Rangers at
New Jersey Devils
Game three New York Rangers at
New York Islanders
Soldier Field
Game four Pittsburgh Penguins at
Chicago Blackhawks

The 2014 NHL Stadium Series (branded the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series) was a series of four outdoor regular season National Hockey League (NHL) games played during the 2013–14 season. This series is distinct from the NHL Winter Classic and NHL Heritage Classic outdoor games. The Stadium Series games consisted of: the Los Angeles Kings versus the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on January 25, 2014;[1] the New Jersey Devils versus the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium on January 26;[2] the New York Islanders versus the Rangers at Yankee Stadium on January 29;[2] and the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the Chicago Blackhawks at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014.[3]

The Stadium Series was staged in between the season's two other outdoor games: the Detroit Red Wings hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2014 NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on January 1, 2014; and the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Ottawa Senators in the 2014 Heritage Classic at BC Place on March 2. After the conclusion of their two Stadium Series games, the Rangers had played four outdoor games, the most of any NHL team, having previously participated in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic and the 1991 exhibition game in Las Vegas.

Dodger Stadium (January 25)[edit]

NHL Stadium Series: Los Angeles
1 2 3 Total
Anaheim Ducks 2 0 1 3
Los Angeles Kings 0 0 0 0
Date January 25, 2014
Arena Dodger Stadium
City Los Angeles, California
Attendance 54,099

The first game of the series at Dodger Stadium featured performances by Kiss and Five for Fighting before the game and between the periods, and the opening ceremonies included Vin Scully and Wayne Gretzky.[4]

The Anaheim Ducks shut out the Los Angeles Kings in the inaugural Stadium Series game, with Jonas Hiller making 36 saves.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st ANA Corey Perry (28) Ryan Getzlaf (35) 02:45 1–0 ANA
ANA Matt Beleskey (5) Nick Bonino (24) and Teemu Selanne (11) 08:12 2–0 ANA
2nd None
3rd ANA Andrew Cogliano (17) – en Kyle Palmieri (12) 18:31 3–0 ANA
Number in parenthesis represents the player's total in goals or assists to that point of the season
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st LAK Colin Fraser Roughing 13:08 2:00
ANA Patrick Maroon Roughing 13:08 2:00
ANA Bryan Allen Holding 15:49 2:00
2nd ANA Tim Jackman Fighting – Major 02:39 5:00
LAK Kyle Clifford Fighting – Major 02:39 5:00
LAK Slava Voynov Delay of game – Puck over glass 03:09 2:00
ANA Hampus Lindholm Interference 06:38 2:00
LAK Jeff Carter Hi-sticking 07:52 2:00
LAK Drew Doughty Tripping 14:46 2:00
ANA Kyle Palmieri Hooking 19:23 2:00
3rd ANA Kyle Palmieri Goaltender interference 01:43 2:00

Team rosters[edit]

^ Frederik Andersen and Martin Jones dressed as the back-up goaltenders. Neither entered the game.

Yankee Stadium games[edit]

The second and third Stadium Series games were played at Yankee Stadium, when the Rangers face the Devils and the Islanders on January 26 and 29, 2014, respectively. The Rangers would be the designated visiting team in both games, as they cannot receive income from venues outside of their home arena as the home team.[5]

January 26[edit]

The second game of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series took place on January 26, 2014, and was part one of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium in New York City, featuring the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers. This was the NHL's first outdoor game in New York City. The Devils were the designated home team for this game.

NHL Stadium Series: New York
1 2 3 Total
New York Rangers   2   4   1 7
New Jersey Devils   3   0   0 3
Date January 26, 2014
Arena Yankee Stadium
City New York, New York
Attendance 50,105
Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st NJD Patrik Elias (8) Ryane Clowe (10) 05:36 1–0 NJD
NYR Dominic Moore (4) Anton Stralman (5) and Brian Boyle (8) 09:07 1–1 TIE
NJD Patrik Elias (9) – pp Jaromir Jagr (27) and Marek Zidlicky (20) 11:00 2–1 NJD
NJD Travis Zajac (8) Jaromir Jagr (28) and Mark Fayne (3) 16:07 3–1 NJD
NYR Marc Staal (3) Dominic Moore (6) 16:59 3–2 NJD
2nd NYR Mats Zuccarello (14) John Moore (8) and Derick Brassard (19) 02:48 3–3 TIE
NYR Mats Zuccarello (15) Derick Brassard (20) and Benoit Pouliot (11) 12:44 4–3 NYR
NYR Carl Hagelin (12) Ryan Callahan (11) and Anton Stralman (6) 13:53 5–3 NYR
NYR Rick Nash (18) Derek Stepan (25) and Marc Staal (5) 19:31 6–3 NYR
3rd NYR Derek Stepan (10) – ps Unassisted 10:06 7–3 NYR
Number in parenthesis represents the player's total in goals or assists to that point of the season
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st NYR Brian Boyle Roughing 02:01 2:00
NJD Patrik Elias Tripping 02:20 2:00
NYR Derick Brassard Tripping 10:38 2:00
NJD Mark Fayne Holding 19:11 2:00
2nd NJD Marek Zidlicky Cross-checking 06:14 2:00
3rd None

Team rosters[edit]

January 29[edit]

NHL Stadium Series: New York
1 2 3 Total
New York Rangers 0 1 1 2
New York Islanders 0 1 0 1
Date January 29, 2014
Arena Yankee Stadium
City New York, New York
Attendance 50,027

The third game of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series took place on January 29, 2014, and was the second part of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium in New York City, featuring the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers, who played their second straight game outdoors. The Islanders were the designated home team for this game.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st None
2nd NYI Brock Nelson (10) Matt Donovan (6) and Cal Clutterbuck (4) 18:33 1–0 NYI
NYR Benoit Pouliot (9) Derick Brassard (21) and Mats Zuccarello (23) 19:13 1–1 TIE
3rd NYR Daniel Carcillo (3) Dominic Moore (7) and Brian Boyle (9) 04:36 2–1 NYR
Number in parenthesis represents the player's total in goals or assists to that point of the season
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st NYR Brad Richards Hooking 03:24 2:00
NYR Mats Zuccarello Interference 17:57 2:00
2nd NYI Kyle Okposo Hooking 10:11 2:00
NYR Rick Nash Diving 10:11 2:00
NYR Daniel Carcillo Roughing 12:59 2:00
3rd NYI Thomas Vanek Hooking 00:23 2:00
NYR Brian Boyle Cross-checking 19:57 2:00

Team rosters[edit]

Soldier Field (March 1)[edit]

NHL Stadium Series: Chicago
1 2 3 Total
Pittsburgh Penguins 0 0 1 1
Chicago Blackhawks 1 2 2 5
Date March 1, 2014
Arena Soldier Field
City Chicago, Illinois
Attendance 62,921
NHL Stadium Series at Soldier Field.

The fourth and final game of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series took place on March 1, 2014, at Soldier Field in Chicago, featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Chicago Blackhawks. The game concluded Hockey Weekend Across America.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st CHI Patrick Sharp (29) Jonathan Toews (37) and Nick Leddy (18) 15:35 1–0 CHI
2nd CHI Jonathan Toews (20) Unassisted 10:48 2–0 CHI
CHI Kris Versteeg (10) Patrick Kane (37) and Michal Handzus (8) 16:43 3–0 CHI
3rd PIT James Neal (22) Unassisted 06:21 3–1 CHI
CHI Bryan Bickell (9) Brandon Saad (23) and Michal Rozsival (6) 13:57 4–1 CHI
CHI Jonathan Toews (21) Patrick Sharp (31) 17:52 5–1 CHI
Number in parenthesis represents the player's total in goals or assists to that point of the season
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st PIT Simon Despres Tripping 04:12 2:00
PIT Tanner Glass Boarding 11:48 2:00
CHI Johnny Oduya Holding 17:46 2:00
2nd PIT Simon Despres High-sticking 02:03 2:00
CHI Duncan Keith Delay of game 05:56 2:00
PIT Chris Kunitz Roughing 06:50 2:00
CHI Johnny Oduya Interference 07:09 2:00
CHI Duncan Keith High-sticking 11:38 2:00
CHI Michal Rozsival Tripping 18:42 2:00
3rd CHI Marcus Kruger Delay of the game 10:29 2:00

Team rosters[edit]

Uniforms[edit]

Each team wore specially-designed uniforms for the event, except for the Devils, who wore throwback uniforms in the team's original red and green color scheme. The Islanders unveiled their Stadium Series jersey on November 27, 2013.[6] The Ducks and Kings jointly unveiled their Stadium Series jerseys on December 3.[7] The Penguins unveiled their Stadium Series jersey on December 13.[8] The Blackhawks and Rangers unveiled their Stadium Series jerseys on December 20.[9][10] Penguins goalie Marc-André Fleury wore a Pittsburgh Steelers inspired goalie mask for the Penguins-Blackhawks game.[11]

Reality television series[edit]

The inaugural Stadium Series was the basis for a seven-part documentary called NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other, premiering January 22, 2014, on the NBC Sports Network, and debuting in Canada the next day on CBC. The series was meant to differ from the pre-existing HBO 24/7: Road to the NHL Winter Classic with an added focus on star players' preparations for the 2014 Olympic Tournament in Sochi, Russia, of which NBCSN and CBC were major broadcasters.

Television ratings[edit]

  • Game 1 produced a 0.35 national rating and 622,000 viewers on the NBC Sports Network. While unimpressive, the numbers were considerably higher than average for NBCSN's ratings-challenged West Coast games. In Los Angeles, the game drew a 2.38 local rating, making NBCSN the highest rated cable channel (and second-highest rated overall) in the area during the broadcast. It was the network's best performance for an NHL regular season game in the market.
  • Game 2 produced a 1.3 national rating and 2.091 million viewers for NBC, good enough to beat all non-regionalized indoor regular season broadcasts since the NHL's return to NBC in 2005, but not quite coming close to the viewership attracted by Winter Classic-branded outdoor games. The game drew a 5.1 local rating in New York, tying Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final as the best performance in the market for the current incarnation of the NHL on NBC. The mark stood until the Rangers' strong Stanley Cup playoff run a few months later.
  • Game 3 produced a 0.41 national rating and 682,000 viewers on NBCSN, rather ordinary numbers for the Wednesday Night Rivalry franchise. In New York, it drew a 3.58 local rating, the best performance in the market for an NHL regular season game on NBCSN.
  • Game 4, played in prime time on NBC, produced a 2.1 national rating, the highest rating for a regular season game outside the Winter Classic since NBC took over the broadcast contract.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dodger Stadium to host Kings, Ducks in January". NHL.com. NHL.com. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Yankee Stadium to host Rangers, Devils, Isles in 2014". NHL. May 15, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Belson, Ken (May 1, 2013). "N.H.L. Stadium Series Announces Date in Chicago". New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/recap?id=2013020782
  5. ^ "Rangers to play twice at Yankee Stadium". Rangers.nhl.com. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "New York Islanders unveil jersey for 2014 Stadium Series game at Yankee Stadium". Nhl.com. November 27, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ducks, Kings unveil specially-designed look for 2014 Coors Lights Stadium Series outdoor game". Nhl.com. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pens Unveil Stadium Series Jersey". Penguins.nhl.com. December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2014 Stadium Series Jersey Unveiled". Blackhawks.nhl.com. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ http://blueshirtsunited.com/videos/4636/stadium-series-jersey-unveiled
  11. ^ http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Pens-goalie-shows-the-Steelers-some-love/d1b4f055-8e8f-458d-a24b-836f314e44a1
  12. ^ Pergament, Alan (March 2, 2014). Surprise, surprise, WNY was watching hockey Saturday night. The Buffalo News. Retrieved March 2, 2014.