Senators vs. Penguins by the numbers

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Senators vs. Penguins by the numbers

BY BRUCE DEACHMAN

Number of Eastern Ontario- and Western Quebec-born players on Senators’
roster: 2 (Marc Methot, J.G. Pageau)
Number of Eastern Ontario- and Western Quebec-born players on Penguins’
roster: 1 (Matt Cooke)
Number of Pennsylvania-born players on both rosters, combined: 0

Stanley Cups won by Penguins: 3
Cups won by Senators: 4
Last Pens captain to hoist the Cup: Sidney Crosby (b. 1987)
Last Sens captain to hoist the Cup: Georges Boucher (b. 1896)

Combined weight, in pounds, of Ottawa’s top six defencemen: 1,285
Combined weight, in pounds, of Pittsburgh’s top six defencemen: 1,276

Combined salaries, in millions of dollars, of Ottawa’s top six
defencemen: 17.8
Combined salaries, in millions of dollars, of Pittsburgh’s top six
defencemen: 16.4

Annual cost per pound of Ottawa’s defence: $13,879
Annual cost per pound of Pittsburgh’s defence: $12,833
What a player would cost per pound of he was worth his weight in gold:
$23,032
Annual cost per pound of Erik Karlsson, the series’ most expensive
defenceman by salary-to-weight ratio: $28,571

Vegas odds on Pittsburgh winning the Stanley Cup this year: 2-to-1 (top
among remaining teams)
Odds on Ottawa winning the Cup this year: 25-to-1 (last among remaining
teams)
The odds that any given player will one day be injured by fireworks:
19,556-to-1
The odds of winning a Toyota RAV4 in Tim Hortons’ Roll Up The Rim And
Win contest: 6.5 million-to-1

Man-games lost to injuries to Ottawa skaters in 2013 regular season: 315
Rank among NHL teams: 2nd
Man-games lost to injuries to Pittsburgh skaters in 2013 regular season: 208
Rank among NHL teams: 19th

Distance, in kilometres, from Ottawa to Pittsburgh: 655
Approximate time it takes a commercial airliner to make the trip: 49 minutes
Approximate time it would take a Daniel Alfredsson slapshot to make the
same trip, discounting slowing from friction, etc.: 4 hours, 1 minute
The likelihood, based on this year’s playoff stats, that Pens’ goalie
Tomas Vokoun would stop the shot: 92.6 per cent
The likelihood, based on this year’s playoff stats, that Pens’ goalie
Marc-André Fleury would stop the shot: 89 per cent

Goals scored by Pittsburgh in regular season; rank among NHL teams: 162; 1st
Goals scored by Ottawa in regular season; rank among NHL teams: 112; 27th
Goals allowed by Pittsburgh in regular season; rank among NHL teams:
119; 12th
Goals scored by Ottawa in regular season; rank among NHL teams: 100; 2nd

Penguins’ shooting percentage success in regular season: 11.3
In playoffs: 14.7
Senators shooting percentage success in regular season: 7.0
In playoffs: 11.1

Average cost of a Sens ticket in 2013: $42.09
Average cost of a Pens ticket in 2013: $67.52
The cost, in Ottawa in 2013, of four average-price tickets, two small
draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hotdogs, parking
for one car, two game programs and two least-expensive, adult-size
adjustable caps: $261.11
The cost of the same in Pittsburgh in 2013: $369.07

Cost per minute of play of Sidney Crosby during the regular season: $9,872
Cost per minute of play of Daniel Alfredsson in the regular season: $1,100
How much skating is required for Crosby to pay for a 2014 BMW Z4
Roadster: 5 minutes, 30 seconds
How long Alfie would have to stay on the ice to earn the same car: 49
minutes, 22 seconds

Total shots on net by all NHL teams during the 2013 regular season: 41,964
Number of pucks needed to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool, assuming
no spaces between them: 217,391

Playoff shooting/scoring percentage of Sens’ Cory Conacher: 42.9
Rank among all NHL players: 1st
Rank of Sidney Crosby’s 11.5 per cent success rate among NHLers: 84th

Rank of the City of Ottawa in the 2010 Mercer Quality of Living Survey,
out of 221 cities worldwide: 14th
Rank of Pittsburgh in the same survey: 49th
Consolation, in any units you choose, that must bring to diehard Sens
fans right now: 0

Lastly:
- The last year that the Senators won the Stanley Cup — 1927 — was also
the last year that forward passes were illegal in hockey.
- The last NHL goalie to play without a mask was Pittsburgh’s Andy
Brown, in 1974.

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