NBC experiences highest NHL ratings in history

NBC had its highest viewer ratings for an NHL game since it started broadcasting the sport, in Game 2. (AP/Nam Y. Huh)

STAMFORD, Conn. — The Stanley Cup finals’ Game 2 drew the most viewers for the NHL on NBC Sports Network since the cable channel started televising the league in 2006.

The Boston Bruins’ 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night averaged 3.96 million viewers. That’s more than triple the 1.18 million for the first finals game on the network last year, Game 3 between the Devils and Kings.