2016 NHL Stadium Series

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2016 NHL Stadium Series
TCF Bank Stadium
Game oneChicago Blackhawks at
Minnesota Wild
Coors Field
Game twoDetroit Red Wings at
Colorado Avalanche
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Coors Field set up for game

The 2016 NHL Stadium Series (branded as the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series for sponsorship reasons) was a series of two outdoor regular season National Hockey League (NHL) games played during the 2015–16 NHL season. The 2016 Stadium Series consisted of the Minnesota Wild versus the Chicago Blackhawks at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 21, 2016, and the Colorado Avalanche versus the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in Denver on February 27, 2016.[1]

NBC aired both games in the United States, with the first game at TCF Bank Stadium being part of its Hockey Day in America coverage.[2] The second game at Coors Field aired on NBC in primetime,[2] the fourth regular season game (and the third outdoor game) to air on NBC's broadcast network in primetime (after the 2011 NHL Winter Classic, the 2014 NHL Stadium Series Game in Chicago,[3] and a game on February 28, 2015 between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers[4]) since NBC won the broadcast contract for the NHL in 2004. In Canada, the game at TCF Bank Stadium was the first game of a tripleheader on Sportsnet (simulcast from the NBC feed), while the game at Coors Field aired as part of the Hockey Night in Canada coverage on Sportsnet.[5]

TCF Bank Stadium (February 21)[edit]

2016 NHL Stadium Series: Minnesota
2016 NHL Stadium Series Minnesota.png
123 Total
Chicago Blackhawks 001 1
Minnesota Wild 222 6
DateFebruary 21, 2016
ArenaTCF Bank Stadium
CityMinneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance50,426

The Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 6–1 in the first 2016 Stadium Series game. Jason Pominville and Erik Haula each recorded a goal and two assists for the Wild. Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves, only allowing one goal by Patrick Kane with 7:55 left in the game.[6] Also scoring for Minnesota was Thomas Vanek, Nino Niederreiter, Matt Dumba, and Ryan Carter.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st MIN Matt Dumba (9) Ryan Carter (3), Justin Fontaine (8) 3:25 1–0 MIN
MIN Thomas Vanek (17) Jason Pominville (17), Mike Reilly (3) 7:10 2–0 MIN
2nd MIN Nino Niederreiter (11) Erik Haula (12), Jason Pominville (18) 2:26 3–0 MIN
MIN Jason Pominville (9) Nino Niederreiter (9), Erik Haula (13) 10:26 4–0 MIN
3rd MIN Ryan Carter (6) Marco Scandella (10), Jarret Stoll (5) 2:25 5–0 MIN
CHI Patrick Kane (35) Trevor van Riemsdyk (6), Jonathan Toews (22) 12:05 5–1 MIN
MIN Erik Haula (7) Unassisted 13:49 6–1 MIN
Number in parenthesis represents the player's total in goals or assists to that point of the season
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st MIN Matt Dumba Roughing 5:17 2:00
CHI Phillip Danault Interference 5:17 2:00
CHI Phillip Danault Roughing 5:17 2:00
CHI Jonathan Toews Interference 10:15 2:00
MIN Zach Parise Cross-checking 15:07 2:00
CHI Brent Seabrook Holding 19:08 2:00
2nd CHI Corey Crawford (served by Andrew Shaw) Tripping 6:37 2:00
MIN Ryan Carter Roughing 13:15 2:00
CHI Michal Rozsival Interference 15:14 5:00
CHI Michal Rozsival Game misconduct 15:14 10:00
MIN Mikko Koivu Slashing 15:48 2:00
3rd CHI Andrew Shaw Roughing 13:13 2:00
MIN Ryan Carter Roughing 13:13 2:00
Three star selections
Team Player Statistics
1st MIN Erik Haula 1 goal, 2 assists
2nd MIN Ryan Carter 1 goal, 1 assist
3rd MIN Jason Pominville 1 goal, 2 assists

Coors Field (February 27)[edit]

2016 NHL Stadium Series: Colorado
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123 Total
Detroit Red Wings 104 5
Colorado Avalanche 201 3
DateFebruary 27, 2016
ArenaCoors Field
CityDenver, Colorado
Attendance50,095

In the second Stadium Series game, Brad Richards scored with 1:00 left in the game to break a 3–3 tie, and Darren Helm added an empty net goal, to give the Detroit Red Wings a 5–3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.[7]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st DET Tomas Tatar (17) Unassisted 5:07 1–0 DET
COL Nathan MacKinnon (20) Gabriel Landeskog (27) 7:44 1–1
COL Tyson Barrie (11) Blake Comeau (20), Mikhail Grigorenko (16) 14:38 2–1 COL
2nd No scoring
3rd DET Gustav Nyquist (15) Riley Sheahan (7), Tomas Tatar (18) 1:27 2–2
DET Justin Abdelkader (15) Darren Helm (10), Luke Glendening (10) 13:28 3–2 DET
COL Alex Tanguay (4) Gabriel Landeskog (28), Nathan MacKinnon (27) 13:42 3–3
DET Brad Richards (7) Niklas Kronwall (15) 19:00 4–3 DET
DET Darren Helm (8) (Empty Net) Petr Mrazek (2), Niklas Kronwall (16) 19:40 5–3 DET
Number in parenthesis represents the player's total in goals or assists to that point of the season
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st COL Andrew Bodnarchuk High-sticking 10:17 2:00
COL Cody McLeod High-sticking 14:49 4:00
DET Pavel Datsyuk Roughing 18:54 2:00
COL Gabriel Landeskog Holding 18:54 2:00
2nd DET Danny DeKeyser High-sticking 4:01 2:00
COL Chris Bigras Holding 10:14 2:00
DET Team (served by Andreas Athanasiou) Too Many Men on Ice 13:20 2:00
3rd COL Blake Comeau Tripping 8:22 2:00
DET Mike Green Tripping 14:39 2:00
Three star selections
Team Player Statistics
1st DET Brad Richards 1 goal
2nd DET Tomas Tatar 1 goal, 1 assist
3rd COL Nathan MacKinnon 1 goal, 1 assist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL announces 2016 Winter Classic, Stadium Series". NHL.com. NHL.com. January 24, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "NBC SPORTS GROUP TO AIR 105 NHL REGULAR-SEASON GAMES IN 2015-16". NBC Sports Group. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "NHL schedules first regular season network primetime game since 1974". SI.com. November 16, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  4. ^ "Saturday Night Live: NBC to give Rangers-Flyers rare prime-time exposure". Newsday. February 24, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sportsnet unveils 2015-16 NHL Broadcast Schedule". Sportsnet. June 25, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Wild defeat Blackhawks in Stadium Series game". NHL.com. February 21, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "Richards goal lifts Red Wings past Avalanche". NHL.com. February 27, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2017.