Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/07/05 at 09:24 AM ET
If you're thinking Canadians seemed more wound up than usual about opening night in the NHL ... well, let's just say nobody knows that better than the folks at TSN. Wednesday's season-opening doubleheader shattered all records for NHL viewership on the network, and rated as one of the most-watched nights in TSN's 21-year history. "It exceeded our wildest expectations," said an incredulous TSN president Phil King. "Hockey is back in a huge way, that's for sure. It was just unbelievable." A few numbers for your consideration. The Senators-Leafs early game, combined with a regional Flames-Wild telecast in Alberta, pulled in 2.1 million viewers. It peaked at 2.7 million during the overtime and shootout won by the Sens.
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