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Game 6 draws best overnight rating in 36 years

Updated: June 10, 2010, 7:35 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NHL television ratings have bounced back from the post-lockout doldrums -- and way beyond.

The clincher of the Stanley Cup finals was the most-watched and highest-rated NHL game in 36 years. The Chicago Blackhawks' 4-3 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6, which earned them their first championship since 1961, drew a 4.7 rating and 8 share Wednesday night on NBC.

That's the best since a 7.6/27 for Game 6 of the Boston-Philadelphia series in 1974. It was 38 ...

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