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NHL ANNOUNCES GREEN INITIATIVE

Monday, 05.24.2010 / 8:32 AM / Blue & Gold Make Green
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NHL ANNOUNCES GREEN INITIATIVE

The Buffalo Sabres aren’t the only hockey organization promoting an environmentally-friendly initiative. As it turns out, the entire National Hockey League is about to ‘go green.’

This weekend, the League announced NHL Green, “a year-round commitment to making the League and its Clubs more ecologically responsible while educating our fans and raising awareness of environmental issues,” according to the Web site.

In conjunction with the National Resources Defense Council, the NHL has pledged to also make its events greener – including the NHL Draft and Stanley Cup Finals.

The changes will begin immediately, with 30,000 plastic shopping bags being replaced with reusable bags during the final playoff series of the 2010 season (The commemorative bags will also be available for purchase. Click here for more).

Efforts have already been in place for other League happenings, such as this year’s Winter Classic in Boston, in which “the NHL sponsored a panel discussion among many of the country's most influential environmental thinkers and activists… sharing their thoughts on sustainability in sports” according to NHL.com.

"Our game originated on frozen ponds," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in the League’s press release. "Most of our players learned to skate on outdoor rinks. For that magnificent tradition to continue through future generations, we need winter weather -- and, as a league, we are uniquely positioned to promote that message. We are thrilled to be able to work with the Natural Resources Defense Council and to draw upon its vast experience and expertise in greening League events and League and Club operations."

For more information, visit the NHL’s green micro-site by clicking here.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82