The NHL’s Lake Tahoe game may not have necessarily gone according to plan from a scheduling standpoint, but it was a big hit with the fans.
NBC Sports announced on Wednesday that Sunday night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins was the most-watched NHL regular season game in NBCSN’s 15-year history televising hockey games.
The game exceeded one million viewers, 1.068 to be exact, which was a first for NBCSN. It was also the most-streamed regular season NHL game in NBC Sports Digital history.
The 7-3 Bruins win surpassed the previous record of 978,000 viewers, which was set earlier this season on Jan. 13 between the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Bruins-Flyers game had to be pushed back to 7:30 p.m. ET in order to avoid ice issues, which delayed the Avalanche-Golden Knights game in Lake Tahoe the day prior for nearly nine hours.
The Avalanche and Golden Knights likely would have had the record ratings if not for the delay. From 3-4:30 p.m. ET that game averaged 1.398 million viewers but did not resume until midnight due to the ice conditions, which averaged 394,000 viewers.