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  • Canadiens Continue Sellout Streak Despite Poor Record; Isles Up NHL-Best 25.4%

    Despite the worst record in the Eastern Conference, the Canadiens continue to sell out Bell Centre, with the streak dating back to January '04. While the Islanders also rank near the bottom of the standings and average attendance, the 25.4% increase this season is tops among all NHL clubs. Also seeing healthy gains at the gate are the Lightning, Panthers, Devils and Senators. The only Eastern Conference club seeing a decline to date is the Hurricanes, down 3.4%. During their first season back in Winnipeg, the Jets are averaging 15,004 fans per game. The franchise finished with an average of 13,469 during its final season in Atlanta. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for NHL Eastern Conference clubs through March 12, with comparisons to the same period last year. Also see yesterday's issue for Western Conference figures (THE DAILY).

    NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH MARCH 12
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('10-11)
    Canadiens
    35
    744,555
    21,273
    100.0%
    21,273
    0.0%
    35
    Flyers
    32
    632,043
    19,751
    101.1%
    19,687
    0.3%
    35
    Maple Leafs
    35
    683,350
    19,524
    103.7%
    19,331
    1.0%
    36
    Senators
    35
    672,718
    19,221
    100.4%
    18,292
    5.1%
    34
    Sabres
    36
    672,449
    18,679
    99.9%
    18,386
    1.6%
    32
    Penguins
    34
    631,065
    18,561
    100.9%
    18,228
    1.8%
    35
    Capitals
    36
    666,216
    18,506
    100.0%
    18,398
    0.6%
    36
    Lightning
    33
    607,290
    18,403
    95.8%
    17,133
    7.4%
    36
    Rangers
    32
    582,052
    18,189
    99.9%
    18,089
    0.6%
    34
    Bruins
    35
    614,755
    17,564
    100.0%
    17,565
    0.0%
    33
    Panthers
    34
    558,612
    16,430
    85.3%
    15,430
    6.5%
    35
    Hurricanes
    36
    565,191
    15,700
    84.0%
    16,245
    -3.4%
    33
    Devils
    34
    517,995
    15,235
    86.4%
    14,372
    6.0%
    34
    Jets
    35
    525,140
    15,004
    100.0%
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    Islanders
    35
    459,997
    13,143
    81.0%
    10,483
    25.4%
    36
    E.C. TOTALS
    517
    9,133,428
    17,666
    96.0%
    17,050
    3.6%
    520
    NHL TOTALS
    680
    11,778,955
    17,322
    94.5%
    16,974
    2.1%
    682
     

    NOTES: Attendance figures for the Compuware NHL Premiere series and Bridgestone Winter Classic have been replaced with the team's 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. The Jets are playing in MTS Centre this season, having relocated from Atlanta after the '10-11 season. Figures for the '10-11 NHL season include data for the Thrashers.

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