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Game 2 was most-watched NHL game in NBC Sports Network history

Jun 17, 2013, 4:01 PM EST

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This just in from the fine folks at NBC Sports PR:

Saturday night’s Stanley Cup Final Game 2 averaged 3.964 million viewers on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), making it the most-watched NHL game in the network’s history (since 2006), the most-watched Game 2 on cable in 16 years, and the most-watched Stanley Cup Final game on cable in 11 years, according to Fast National data provided by The Nielsen Company.

The game (8:30-11:34 p.m. ET), in which the Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in overtime, delivered a 2.0 household rating and 3.964 million viewers, surpassing Game 3 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final between Philadelphia and Chicago (3.6 million) on NBCSN.

Tonight’s Game 3 is also on NBC Sports Network, with the rest of the series on NBC.

Related: A lot of people watched Game 1 on TV

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