The number on every Canucks fan’s mind these days? Three.

Just three more wins and the home team can hoist the Cup. But a whole lot of numbers had to add up to get the Canucks to this point. It’s taken the team more than 6,000 minutes on the ice and 309 goals during 100 regular- and post-season games to get to the Stanley Cup nal, for example. Here’s a look at some of the other numerical realities behind the Canucks Nation’s team e ort and the fan euphoria we’ve seen thus far on the road to the Cup.

THE NUMBERS GAME
BY ELAINE O’CONNOR
STAFF REPORTER

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359

Vancouver police estimate for the minimum number of people on the streets in downtown Vancouver for Game 1.

40,000
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Pounds per square inch 450

Metro Vancouver water pressure

7

Pounds per square inch of pressure that was lost in Metro Vancouver’s water system when fans flushed in unison during bathroom breaks at the end of Game 1.

Criminal arrests of celebrating Canucks fans.

325
Liquor pour-outs. Violation tickets.

440

@VanCanucks followers on Twitter as of June 1, an increase of 9,899 since May 23.

120,648

25.9 million
430 This graph shows a clear correlation between drops in water pressure and breaks between the periods of Wednesday’s hockey game. Fans know how to hold their water and taylor their flush to best catch the action. 420 number of home games Canucks have consecutively sold out since 2002, including the entire 2011 regular and post-seasons.

page views of Canucks.com in May.

Drug seizures.

3

31

number of hockey fans Rogers Arena holds.

18,860 62

12:01 a.m.

Arrests for public intoxication. Time by which Vancouver streets were largely clear of fans. Estimate of the minimum number of people at Surrey’s two celebration sites. 410

3

percentage of Canadians rooting for the Canucks in a recent Ipsos Reid poll.

5,500

End of first period
400

End of second period
Raffi Torres scores the winner for the Canucks late in the third period against Tim Thomas of the Bruins during Game 1 of the final Wednesday.

Canucks Alex Burrows (left) and Bruins Patrice Bergeron (right) get their gloves up at the end of the first period of Game 1 at Rogers Arena on Wednesday. IAN LINDSAY PNG

End of third period
390
METRO VANCOUVER

6 p.m.

7 p.m.

8 p.m.

83%
7%
Minimum cost of a single-game Stanley Cup final ticket straight from an official seller.

Percentage of B.C. residents excited about the Canucks’ playoff performance, according to an Ipsos Reid poll. Percentage of B.C. residents cheering for the Boston Bruins.

8
Most goals scored by a Canucks player in the playoffs (Daniel Sedin, left). Most assists by a Canucks player during the playoffs (Henrik Sedin, above).

6

Percentage of all households watching TV in the U.S. who were tuned into NBC’s coverage of Game 1, the best rating for a Game 1 in 12 years.

$23 million

Minimum take in B.C. bars and restaurants during May playoffs, based on B.C. Restaurant and Food Association estimates.

$197.25

Fewer car trips on B.C. Ferries from 11 a.m. onward compared with last Wednesday as fans sat tight near their TVs for Game 1 of the final.

500

$3.4
Sales at B.C.’s 197 liquor stores on June 1, compared with $2.6 million the previous Wednesday, a non-game day.

million

18.5
Cost of a nosebleed seat from scalpers for Game 1.

Seconds left in the third period before Raffi Torres’ game-wining goal in Game 1.

$750

Price of a centre-ice Row 1, Section 106 club-seat ticket to Game 2 of the final offered on Craigslist.

$3,500

19

36 Saves made by Roberto Luongo during Game 1 of the final.

54
1994 Last yeartothe Canucks made it the final.

million
Number of people who watched the CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Wednesday night.

5.6

4 million

Number of people who watched HNIC for Game 5 of the series against the San Jose Sharks, the second-highest-rated Round 3 game since 1993.
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Most points by a Canucks player during the playoffs (Henrik Sedin).

21

Highest number of penalties in minutes given to a Canucks player during the playoffs (Maxim Lapierre).

3

The magic number of games left to win.