2014 Heritage Classic

The 2014 NHL Heritage Classic was an outdoor regular season National Hockey League (NHL) game held indoor, part of the Heritage Classic series of outdoor NHL ice hockey games in Canada. It took place on March 2, 2014, in BC Place in Vancouver, with the Ottawa Senators facing off against the home team Canucks.[1] It is the first "outdoor" game to be played in what technically is an indoor stadium, albeit one of a larger capacity than a typical NHL arena; BC Place is a retractable roof venue, and it is unknown if the stadium has the capabilities to keep its roof open during inclement weather (several stadiums of the type explicitly cannot be kept open in such an environment due to drainage concerns). The game was televised nationally in Canada on CBC and nationally in the United States on NBCSN.

It was announced hours before the game that the roof of BC Place would be closed for the duration of the game due to weather concerns.

The 2014 NHL Heritage Classic was also the last game to feature Roberto Luongo as a player for Vancouver.

2014 Heritage Classic
Heritage Classic 2014
123 Total
Ottawa Senators 211 4
Vancouver Canucks 200 2
DateMarch 2, 2014
ArenaBC Place
CityVancouver, British Columbia
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Game summary

2014 Heritage Classic Rink
The rink inside BC Place before pregame warmups

The Canucks built a 2–0 lead in the first period with goals by Jason Garrison and Zack Kassian. The Senators then scored four unanswered goals by Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci, and Colin Greening to win the game. The loss left Vancouver head coach John Tortorella answering questions during the post game press conference about why he started Eddie Lack in goal instead of regular starter Roberto Luongo.[2] Tortorella's decision was also unpopular with the crowd during the game as they booed Lack, while Luongo was also unhappy as he had been looking forward to that game all season.[3][4][5] Two days later on March 4, a day before the NHL trade deadline, Luongo was traded to the Florida Panthers.[6]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st VAN Jason Garrison (7) (PP) Dan Hamhuis (12), Jannik Hansen (6) 04:54 1–0 VAN
VAN Zack Kassian (11) Unassisted 11:27 2–0 VAN
OTT Clarke MacArthur (19) Erik Condra (8), Eric Gryba (8) 15:15 2–1 VAN
OTT Erik Karlsson (16) (PP) Clarke MacArthur (25) 17:03 2–2 TIE
2nd OTT Cody Ceci (2) Jason Spezza (31), Milan Michalek (16) 10:11 3–2 OTT
3rd OTT Colin Greening (6) (EN) Chris Neil (4), Zack Smith (7) 18:27 4–2 OTT
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 OTT Colin Greening High-sticking 03:17 2:00
OTT Chris Neil High-sticking 08:44 2:00
VAN Ryan Stanton Tripping 16:03 2:00
2nd OTT Eric Gryba Hooking 05:29 2:00
VAN Jannik Hansen Diving 05:29 2:00
VAN Zack Kassian Roughing 15:09 2:00
3rd OTT Chris Neil Unsportsmanlike conduct 01:41 2:00
VAN Tom Sestito Unsportsmanlike conduct 01:41 2:00
VAN Alex Burrows Roughing 05:38 2:00
OTT Chris Phillips Roughing 05:38 2:00
OTT Eric Gryba High-sticking 14:11 2:00
VAN Brad Richardson Tripping 15:47 2:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Ottawa 10 12 6 28
Vancouver 12 8 11 31
Power play opportunities
Team Goals/Opportunities
Ottawa 1/3
Vancouver 1/3
Three star selections
Team Player Statistics
1st OTT Clarke MacArthur 1 goal, 1 assist
2nd VAN Ryan Kesler 4 shots, 4 hits
3rd OTT Erik Karlsson 1 goal

Team rosters

Ottawa Senators
# Player Position
3 Canada Marc Methot D
4 Canada Chris Phillips (A) D
5 Canada Cody Ceci D
6 United States Bobby Ryan RW
7 Canada Kyle Turris C
9 Czech Republic Milan Michalek LW
14 Canada Colin Greening C
15 Canada Zack Smith C
16 Canada Clarke MacArthur LW
19 Canada Jason Spezza (C) C
22 United States Erik Condra RW
25 Canada Chris Neil (A) RW
40 Sweden Robin Lehner G
41 United States Craig Anderson G
46 Canada Patrick Wiercioch D
62 Canada Eric Gryba D
65 Sweden Erik Karlsson D
68 Canada Mike Hoffman C
89 Canada Cory Conacher LW
93 Sweden Mika Zibanejad C
Head coach: Canada Paul MacLean
Vancouver Canucks
# Player Position
1 Canada Roberto Luongo G
2 Canada Dan Hamhuis D
3 Canada Kevin Bieksa (A) D
5 Canada Jason Garrison D
7 United States David Booth LW
8 Canada Chris Tanev D
9 Canada Zack Kassian RW
14 Canada Alex Burrows LW
15 Canada Brad Richardson RW
17 United States Ryan Kesler C
18 Canada Ryan Stanton D
20 United States Chris Higgins LW
21 Canada Zac Dalpe C
22 Sweden Daniel Sedin LW
23 Sweden Alexander Edler D
24 Switzerland Raphael Diaz D
29 United States Tom Sestito LW
31 Sweden Eddie Lack G
33 Sweden Henrik Sedin (C) C
36 Denmark Jannik Hansen RW
Head coach: United States John Tortorella
2014 Heritage Classic Fireworks
Fireworks were set-off at the conclusion of the game



See also


  1. ^ CBC, "NHL adds 5 outdoor games in 2014, including Vancouver: reports", April 16, 2013
  2. ^ Gordon, James (March 2, 2014). "Senators charge back to beat Canucks in Heritage Classic".
  3. ^ "Vancouver Canucks coach's decision to bench Roberto Luongo for Heritage Classic illogical and unpopular". National Post. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Canucks trade Roberto Luongo to Florida". Toronto Star. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "Canucks coach John Tortorella's classic misplay an unpopular decision". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  6. ^ Brigardi, Matt (March 4, 2014). "Roberto Luongo trade: Florida Panthers acquire goaltender from Canucks". SB Nation.
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2014 NHL Stadium Series

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2014 NHL Winter Classic

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The event was the first Winter Classic to be held at a stadium dedicated solely to college football. It was also the first whose festivities were split between two locations, as the NHL Alumni Showdown and other side events were held on a second rink constructed at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.

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History of the Ottawa Senators (1992–)

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The Canucks joined the league in 1970 as an expansion team along with the Buffalo Sabres. In its NHL history, the team has advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals three times, losing to the New York Islanders in 1982, the New York Rangers in 1994 and the Boston Bruins in 2011. They have won the Presidents' Trophy in back-to-back seasons as the team with the league's best regular season record in the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. They won three division titles as a member of the Smythe Division from 1974 to 1993, and seven titles as a member of the Northwest Division from 1998 to 2013. The Canucks, along with fellow expansion team, the Buffalo Sabres, are the two oldest teams to have never won the Stanley Cup.The Canucks have retired four players' jerseys in their history—Stan Smyl (12), Trevor Linden (16), Markus Naslund (19) and Pavel Bure (10); all but Bure have served as team captain. Smyl has the distinction of being the only Canuck to have his jersey number retired at their former arena, the Pacific Coliseum. Smyl was also the only Canuck to play his entire career with the team until Henrik (33) and Daniel Sedin (22) receive the honour in the 2019–20 season.

Vancouver Millionaires

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Their jerseys were maroon, featuring a white V with "Vancouver" spelled down one side of the V and up the other. Hall of Famers Fred "Cyclone" Taylor, Mickey MacKay and Didier Pitre were among the most significant players to don the Millionaires/Maroons uniform in the team's history.

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