To get yourself set for the event, which can be seen on Sportsnet at 3:00 p.m. ET, the NHL released a look at some of the numbers behind this game and the Wild-Blackhawks rivalry.
3 – The number of consecutive years the Blackhawks and Wild have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Blackhawks winning all three.
5 – The number of career points Jonathan Toews has scored in NHL regular-season games played outdoors, which is the most by any player.
15 – The average low temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit) in Minneapolis on Feb. 21.
31 – The average high temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit) in Minneapolis on Feb. 21.
32.7 – The average temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit) at puck drop for the sixteen previous NHL regular season outdoor games.
19 – The number of players who have competed for both the Wild and Blackhawks. Martin Havlat is the only player to have played at least 150 regular-season games with both teams. No head coaches or goaltenders have been on both.
53 – The length, in feet, of the world’s largest mobile rink refrigeration unit, specially built for outdoor games conducted by the NHL.
59 – The number of times the Wild and Blackhawks have played one another in the regular season since Minnesota entered the NHL in 2000. The Wild have 34 victories compared to Chicago’s 24. Minnesota has won both meetings between the teams this season.
243 – The number of ice pans under the main rink at TCF Bank Stadium.
350 – The number of gallons of paint used to make the TCF Bank Stadium ice white.
510 – The number of players and head coaches who have participated in the NHL’s 16 regular-season outdoor games to date.
2,186 – The number of linear feet of pipes running from the mobile rink refrigeration unit to the rink at TCF Bank Field.
4,895 – The number of gallons of coolant used to freeze the TCF Bank Stadium rink.
920,534 – The total attendance the NHL’s 16 regular-season outdoor games have drawn over the years, which works out to an average of 57,533 per game.