NESN Hits Season-High For Lightning-Bruins

Thursday’s exciting 2-1 Bruins win against the Southeast Division leading Tampa Bay Lightning on NESN earned a 4.6 household rating in the Boston DMA according to Nielsen, which is NESN’s best Bruins game rating so far this season. NESN’s previous best this season was a 4.3 HH rating on February 9th when the Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 8-6.

 

The Bruins next two games are on NESN against Pittsburgh on Saturday at 7:00 PM and a rematch against top Northeast Division rival Montreal on Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 PM. As always, NESN’s coverage starts 30 minutes before game time with W.B. Mason Bruins FaceOff LIVE hosted by Kathryn Tappen.

 

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Penguins-Rangers March 20th NBC Game of the Week

NEW YORK (March 3, 2011) –The Sunday, March 20, New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins game has been flexed as NBC Sports’ “Game of the Week” and will be played at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh at 12:30 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League and NBC Sports announced today.

 

There are a precious few remaining weeks in the NHL regular season, leaving teams battling for every possible point to help secure their places in the post-season. The Penguins and Rangers, currently standing second and third, respectively, in the Atlantic Division, are separated by 10 points.

 

The March 20 match-up will be the clubs’ final meeting of the season. In their five previous meetings, they’ve alternated wins, with the Rangers coming out on top three times and the Penguins twice.

 

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING

 

At least 13 days prior to the scheduled game, one game is selected for broadcast on NBC. All NBC games will be broadcast on Sundays and all games will be presented in HD. Games not flexed to NBC will be available to the teams’ regional carriers and remain at the originally announced start time. The March 20 match-up was first announced on the Thursday, March 3, edition of “NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman” on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio airing from 6-7 p.m. ET. All subsequent flexed games will be announced on NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman.

 

Upcoming 2011 NBC Game of the Week Regular-Season Flexible Schedule

 

Mar. 6 PHILADELPHIA at NY RANGERS 12:30 p.m. ET

Mar. 13 CHICAGO at WASHINGTON 12:30 p.m. ET

Mar. 20 NY RANGERS at PITTSBURGH 12:30 p.m. ET

Apr. 3 NY Rangers at Philadelphia OR

Minnesota at Detroit OR

Tampa Bay at Chicago TBD

Apr. 10 Boston at New Jersey OR

Pittsburgh at Atlanta OR

Detroit at Chicago OR

Dallas at Minnesota TBD