NHL Playoff TV Ratings: Devils Vs. Rangers Game 5 Sets New York Record

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends against David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils in the third period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Another game between the Devils and Rangers, another record for NBC in the New York market.

The NBC Sports Network won the night on cable in New York thanks to a batty Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 featuring two of the three local hockey teams.

The New Jersey Devils 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers drew a 6.47 local rating in New York (New Jersey's core fanbase counts as part of the New York television market), a new record for the cable network in the market according to an NBC Sports spokesperson. The previous record was the rating for Game 1 of this same series, which scored a 6.21 rating. The series dipped from there, with the low-point actually NBC proper's broadcast of Game 3, which drew just a 4.2 rating.

NBCSN was the No. 1 cable network in the market during the game. Devils vs. Rangers Game 5 is the 10th game of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs to set a new ratings record in New York. National numbers should be available later Thursday, and we'll have them when we get them.

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