The first game of the series at Dodger Stadium featured performances by Kiss and Five For Fighting before the game and between the periods, and the opening ceremonies included Vin Scully and Wayne Gretzky.
The Anaheim Ducks shut out the Los Angeles Kings in the inaugural Stadium Series game, with Jonas Hiller making 36 saves.
The second and third Stadium Series games were played at Yankee Stadium, when the Rangers face the Devils and the Islanders on January 26 and 29, 2014, respectively. The Rangers would be the designated visiting team in both games, as they cannot receive income from venues outside of their home arena as the home team.
The second game of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series took place on January 26, 2014, and was part one of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium in New York City, featuring the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers. This was the NHL's first outdoor game in New York City. The Devils were the designated home team for this game.
The third game of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series took place on January 29, 2014, and was the second part of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium in New York City, featuring the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers, who played their second straight game outdoors. The Islanders were the designated home team for this game.
Each team wore specially-designed uniforms for the event, except for the Devils, who wore throwback uniforms in the team's original red and green color scheme. The Islanders unveiled their Stadium Series jersey on November 27, 2013. The Ducks and Kings jointly unveiled their Stadium Series jerseys on December 3. The Penguins unveiled their Stadium Series jersey on December 13. The Blackhawks and Rangers unveiled their Stadium Series jerseys on December 20. Penguins goalie Marc-André Fleury wore a Pittsburgh Steelers inspired goalie mask for the Penguins-Blackhawks game.
Game 1 produced a 0.35 national rating and 622,000 viewers on the NBC Sports Network. While unimpressive, the numbers were considerably higher than average for NBCSN's ratings-challenged West Coast games. In Los Angeles, the game drew a 2.38 local rating, making NBCSN the highest rated cable channel (and second-highest rated overall) in the area during the broadcast. It was the network's best performance for an NHL regular season game in the market.
Game 2 produced a 1.3 national rating and 2.091 million viewers for NBC, good enough to beat all non-regionalized indoor regular season broadcasts since the NHL's return to NBC in 2005, but not quite coming close to the viewership attracted by Winter Classic-branded outdoor games. The game drew a 5.1 local rating in New York, tying Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final as the best performance in the market for the current incarnation of the NHL on NBC. The mark stood until the Rangers' strong Stanley Cup playoff run a few months later.
Game 3 produced a 0.41 national rating and 682,000 viewers on NBCSN, rather ordinary numbers for the Wednesday Night Rivalry franchise. In New York, it drew a 3.58 local rating, the best performance in the market for an NHL regular season game on NBCSN.
Game 4, played in prime time on NBC, produced a 2.1 national rating, the highest rating for a regular season game outside the Winter Classic since NBC took over the broadcast contract.