Bruins' Game 7 win rates with TV viewers


Bruins' Game 7 win rates with TV viewers

Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The Boston Bruins' Stanley Cup-clinching victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night earned the highest television rating for an NHL game in 37 years.Boston's4-0 win in Game 7 on NBC earned a 4.8 rating and 8 share. That's thebest since a 7.627 for Boston-Philadelphia in 1974.It's up 2percent from last year's deciding Game 6 between Chicago andPhiladelphia and up 12 percent from the most recent Game 7 in 2009between Detroit and Pittsburgh.The seven games averaged 4.6million viewers on NBC and Versus, the most for a series split betweennetwork and cable involving a Canadian team.The game earned a43.464 in Boston, the best for a hockey game since records began beingkept for the market in 1991. That's higher than any game in theCeltics' last two NBA finals.Ratings represent the percentage ofall homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent thepercentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.

Morning Skate: Another setback for Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick


Morning Skate: Another setback for Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering what Melissa McCarthy is going to do now that Spicey is gone.

*The debut for Philadelphia Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick has been scratched due to “an infection in his face.” Boy, this kid can’t get healthy, can he?

*Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is 100 percent sure that the Winged Wheels will be making a return to the playoffs this season.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has hope returning to the city of Houston that they might get an NHL franchise one of these days.

*Travis Yost delves into shooting percentage and some of the nuances when properly trying to break it down statistically.

*There are new season ticket charges for Habs fans in Montreal, and boy are they pissed off about it. Feels like the kind of thing that could push them to riot in the streets or flood 911 emergency lines if the Canadiens aren’t too careful about it.

*Young Blues defenseman Colton Parayko signs a five-year deal with St. Louis to avoid salary arbitration while the D-man taken exactly one pick before him by the Bruins in the draft, Matt Grzelcyk, is going to be hard-pressed to move past the AHL level this season.

*For something completely different: What would Ivan Drago have been doing with his life after his showdown with Rocky in Mother Russia?