Comcast SportsNet was flying last night with its May 13 coverage of the National Hockey League playoffs.
Last night's contest in which the Philadelphia Flyers held on for a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins at the Wachovia Center to send the second-round playoff series to a decisive seventh game averaged a 10.1 rating, the best ever for the regional sports network with the puck sport.
The game drew some 300,000 households in the Philadelphia DMA, according to Nielsen data, surpassing the delivery for the May 9, 2000 contest in which the Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins to move to the Eastern Conference Finals. The contest peacked with a 10.1 rating and 417,000 households during the 10:30 p.m. quarter hour.
Buoyed by last night's record-setting performance, CSN Philadelphia has averaged a 6.3 rating and 187,000 households during its 2010 Flyers playoff presentations, a 182% jump from the 2.2 regular-season average. according to network officials.
Game 7 faces off on CSN Philadelphia on Friday May 14 at 7 p.m.