The NHL Shift: Numbers and notes, 3/21/2014

A look at the past week in the NHL:
 
BY THE NUMBERS

$5.75 million: Money donated by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik to local heroes since he started the Lightning Community Heroes program in 2011. Through the Lightning Foundation, Vinik donates $50,000 to a worthy recipient at every Tampa Bay home game.

26: Uniform number worn by New York forward Martin St. Louis, whose Rangers T-shirt has been the top-selling shirt since the beginning of March at the NHL Powered by Reebok Store in Manhattan. The 38-year-old St. Louis, who has yet to score a goal in his eight games with New York, was acquired by the Rangers from Tampa Bay on March 5.

521,000 viewers:
The average viewership for NBCSN’s telecast of Detroit-Chicago last Sunday night. That number was up 24 percent over the network’s average for Sunday night games last year, during the lockout-shortened season of 2013.

3: Average number of scripts or script treatments the NHL receives each week from production companies seeking permission to use team marks in television and movie projects, according to NHL director of communications Nirva Milord.
 

By the Numbers — “NHL Revealed” version
Here’s a summary of the league’s seven-part series documenting the Coors Light Stadium Series, Tim Hortons Heritage Classic and player participation in the Winter Olympics.

479,000: Average viewership for each premiere of the series’ seven episodes combined on NBCSN and CBC. NBCSN drew 136,000 viewers per episode; CBC, 343,000.
700 hours: Amount of total footage shot for the seven one-hour episodes.
140: Total crew members involved.
51: Games covered.
21: Cities visited.
2: Marital engagements covered: David Booth of the Vancouver Canucks and his fiancée; Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators and his.
1: Births covered: Elliana Okposo, the daughter of the Islanders’ Kyle and his wife, Danielle.

 
STICK-TAP
To the San Jose Sharks — who partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to give 18-year-old Sam Tageson a day he’ll never forget. On Tuesday, Tageson (who has a heart condition) signed a one-day contract with the Sharks. He participated in the team’s morning workout and then skated out through the shark’s head with the rest of the team to take part in warmups before that night’s game against Florida. He lined up with the starters for the national anthem before being introduced by the PA announcer and leaving the rink to a rousing ovation. “Amazing what hockey can do,” tweeted Sharks defenseman Brent Burns.
Click here for the video: http://go.sjsharks.com/uLXFj


THE PLAYLIST: A look at some of the songs played in-arena during an NHL game

Game: Chicago at Philadelphia: Tuesday, March 18
Location: Wells Fargo Center
In-Charge: Mark Wyatt, music coordinator, Philadelphia Flyers
“Animals” — Martin Garrix
“It’s Electric” — Metallica
“Young Volcanoes” — Fall Out Boy
“Unglued” — Stone Temple Pilots
“Dead But Rising” — Volbeat
“Howlin’ For You” — Black Keys
“Replay” — Zendaya
“Love Rollercoaster” — Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Power Glove” — Knife Party
“Shepherd of Fire” — Avenged Sevenfold
“Vilify” — Device
“One Thing Leads To Another” — The Fixx
“Adrenaline” — Shinedown
“Tick Tick Boom” — The Hives
“What I Like About You” — The Romantics
“Welcome To The Jungle” — Guns N’ Roses
“Rock and Roll” — Led Zeppelin

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