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2017 NHL Stadium Series
1 2 3 OT Total
Philadelphia Flyers 0 1 1 {{{visitor_OT}}} 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 1 1 2 {{{home_OT}}} 4
Date February 25, 2017
Arena Heinz Field
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Attendance 67,318
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The 2017 NHL Stadium Series (officially the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series for sponsorship reasons) was a regular season National Hockey League (NHL) game played outdoors, part of the Stadium Series of games held at football or baseball stadiums. The Philadelphia Flyers played against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 25, 2017.[1]

This was the only game in the Stadium Series scheduled during the 2016–17 NHL season (as opposed to multiple games in 2016), but the fourth and last outdoor regular-season games during that season. An announced attendance of 67,318 made the game one of the most attended outdoor NHL games in history.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

The game was played to help mark the 50th anniversary of the Expansion of 1967, in which the Flyers and the Penguins, along with four other teams, were formed to double the league's size. This Flyers–Penguins rivalry matchup was originally considered for the 2017 NHL Winter Classic in January, but scheduling conflicts with the National Football League in both cities, along with the belief that Beaver Stadium (a neutral site venue mentioned as a potential site for a Flyers–Penguins outdoor contest) was not properly equipped to host an event during the winter, led to plans for a matchup being moved to a later date as a Stadium Series game in February.[3]

Heinz Field previously hosted the 2011 NHL Winter Classic. This was also the Penguins' fourth outdoor game (after the 2008 and 2011 Winter Classics, and the 2014 Stadium Series), and the Flyers' third (after the 2010 and 2012 Winter Classics).

Game summary[edit | edit source]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st PIT Sidney Crosby (34) Jake Guentzel (7) and Scott Wilson (13) 11:18 1–0 PIT
2nd PIT Nick Bonino (9) - pp Jake Guentzel (8) and Brian Dumoulin (10) 6:44 2–0 PIT
PHL Jakub Voracek (16) Andrew MacDonald (12) 11:14 2–1 PIT
3rd PIT Matt Cullen (10) Eric Fehr (5) and Tom Kuhnhackl (5) 1:50 3–1 PIT
PHL Shayne Gostisbehere (5) - pp Claude Giroux (31) and Brayden Schenn (21) 6:48 3–2 PIT
PIT Chad Ruhwedel (2) Evgeni Malkin (36) 14:06 4–2 PIT
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 PIT Evgeni Malkin Unsportsmanlike conduct 6:39 2:00
PHL Ivan Provorov Hooking 16:25 2:00
2nd PHL Shayne Gostisbehere Interference 5:08 2:00
PIT Eric Fehr Roughing 7:20 2:00
PIT Chris Kunitz Roughing 10:50 2:00
PHL Dale Weise Roughing 10:50 2:00
PHL Brandon Manning Holding 19:09 2:00
3rd PIT Jake Guentzel Holding 6:34 2:00
PIT Cameron Gaunce Tripping 11:19 2:00
PHL Shayne Gostisbehere Interference 15:41 2:00
PHL Wayne Simmonds Slashing 18:00 2:00

Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 T
Philadelphia 16 12 10 38
Pittsburgh 7 11 11 29

Power play opportunities
Team Goals/Opportunities
Philadelphia 1/4
Pittsburgh 1/5

Team rosters[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia Flyers
# Player Position
3 Flag of the Czech Republic Radko Gudas D
9 Flag of Russia Ivan Provorov D
10 Flag of Canada Brayden Schenn D
12 Flag of Austria Michael Raffl LW
14 Flag of Canada Sean Couturier C
17 Flag of Canada Wayne Simmonds (A) RW
22 Flag of Finland Dale Weise RW
24 Flag of Canada Matt Read RW
25 Flag of Canada Nick Cousins LW
28 Flag of Canada Claude Giroux (C) C
30 Flag of the Czech Republic Michal Neuvirth G
31 Flag of Canada Brandon Manning D
32 Flag of Switzerland Mark Streit D
35 Flag of Canada Steve Mason G
40 Flag of Canada Jordan Weal RW
47 Flag of Canada Andrew MacDonald D
53 Flag of the United States Shayne Gostisbehere D
76 Flag of the United States Chris VandeVelde LW
78 Flag of France Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (A) C
93 Flag of the Czech Republic Jakub Voracek RW
Head coach: Flag of Canada Dave Hakstol

Pittsburgh Penguins
# Player Position
2 Flag of the United States Chad Ruhwedel D
4 Flag of Canada Justin Schultz D
7 Flag of the United States Matt Cullen C
8 Flag of the United States Brian Dumoulin D
13 Flag of the United States Nick Bonino C
14 Flag of Canada Chris Kunitz (A) LW
16 Flag of Canada Eric Fehr C
23 Flag of Canada Scott Wilson LW
24 Flag of Canada Cameron Gaunce D
28 Flag of the United States Ian Cole D
29 Flag of Canada Marc-André Fleury G
34 Flag of Germany Tom Kuhnhackl RW
35 Flag of Canada Matt Murray G
59 Flag of the United States Jake Guentzel C/LW
62 Flag of Sweden Carl Hagelin LW
65 Flag of the United States Ron Hainsey RW
71 Flag of Russia Evgeni Malkin (A) C
72 Flag of Sweden Patric Hornqvist RW
81 Flag of the United States Phil Kessel RW
87 Flag of Canada Sidney Crosby (C) C
Head coach: Flag of the United States Mike Sullivan

^  Marc-André Fleury and Steve Mason dressed as the back-up goaltenders. Neither entered the game.

Scratches[edit | edit source]

Officials[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ to Include Pittsburgh Penguins Against Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field (March 9, 2016). Retrieved on December 6, 2016.
  2. "Fans Brave Dropping Temperatures For NHL Stadium Series Game", KDKA-TV, February 25, 2017. Retrieved on March 6, 2017. 
  3. Rutherford, Jeremy. "Blues could host Blackhawks in 2017 Winter Classic", February 7, 2016. Retrieved on December 6, 2016. 
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