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Canadiens Continue Home Sellout Streak; Isles Down 17.6% At Nassau Coliseum

The Canadiens lead all NHL clubs in attendance with 21,273 fans per game, with their record sellout streak at Bell Centre extending back to Jan. 8, 2004. The Lightning are seeing the biggest jump at the gate among all teams, up 12.8% during the first full season of Jeff Vinik's ownership. The Penguins are seeing gains during their first season at Consol Energy Center, as home attendance is up 6.8% compared to the same period a year ago. The Islanders' attendance is down 17.6% at Nassau Coliseum, the sharpest drop among all NHL clubs. Listed below is attendance for NHL Eastern Conference clubs through Jan. 17, with comparisons to the same period a year ago. Also see figures for NHL Western Conference teams (THE DAILY).

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JAN. 17
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS
('09-10)
Canadiens
25
531,825
21,273
100.0%
21,273
0.0%
25
Flyers
21
411,742
19,607
100.4%
19,418
1.0%
23
Maple Leafs
23
443,966
19,303
102.6%
19,232
0.4%
24
Capitals
26
478,339
18,398
100.0%
18,277
0.7%
22
Sabres
22
402,822
18,310
98.0%
18,436
-0.7%
26
Senators
24
438,211
18,259
95.3%
17,905
2.0%
27
Penguins
24
437,209
18,217
100.7%
17,064
6.8%
23
Rangers
23
414,832
18,036
99.1%
18,200
-0.9%
26
Bruins
23
403,995
17,565
100.0%
17,271
1.7%
24
Lightning
19
322,153
16,955
85.8%
15,025
12.8%
22
Hurricanes
20
312,065
15,603
83.5%
14,717
6.0%
24
Panthers
22
334,013
15,182
89.1%
15,291
-0.7%
22
Devils
22
312,499
14,205
80.6%
15,053
-5.6%
23
Thrashers
23
295,507
12,848
69.3%
13,395
-4.1%
22
Islanders
21
212,350
10,112
62.3%
12,273
-17.6%
22
E.C. TOTALS
338
5,751,528
17,016
91.9%
16,947
0.4%
355
NHL TOTALS
682
11,575,998
16,974
92.3%
16,938
0.2%
722
 

NOTES: Attendance figures for the NHL European Premiere Series games, which included home games for the Wild, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Bruins, Sharks and Coyotes, have been replaced with the respective teams' home capacity. All NHL attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.

 

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