Thursday, June 27, 2013

2013 ECHL Kelly Cup Champions

The 2013 ECHL Kelly Cup Champions

The Reading Royals

The Royals defeated the Stockton Thunder 4 games to 1 to win the Kelly Cup for the first time in team history.
This was the 4th Kelly Cup finals in a row to end 4-1.
The regular season champions (The Brabham Cup) for the 3rd consecutive season was the Alaska Aces.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final
Game 5
June 22  2013
United Center
Chicago  IL 

Boston Bruins   vs   Chicago BlackHawks

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

2013 NHL Eastern Conference Finals

Eastern Conference Finals
Game 1
June 1st 201
Consol Energy Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh Penguins

2013 NHL Western Conference Finals

Western Conference Finals
Game 1
June 1st 2013
United Center 
Chicago, IL

Los Angeles Kings
Chicago Blackhawks

Saturday, June 1, 2013

NHL Ratings Record Set

courtesy Yahoo! Sports and AP


The NBC Sports Network set a record.
It might not stand for very long.
The cable channel had a 2.07 national rating, its highest for an NHL broadcast, with 3,354,000 viewers tuning in to watch Chicago beat Detroit 2-1 in overtime of Game 7 Wednesday night.
Its previous record in seven-plus years of carrying NHL games was a 1.97 rating set on June 2, 2010, when Chicago played Philadelphia in the Stanley Cup finals.
"We live by numbers every day and what this tells us is that the NHL is on a roll in this country," NBC Sports president of programing Jon Miller said Thursday. "While the lockout was unfortunate, we're seeing that hockey has some impressive momentum. We're really excited and encouraged by the continued growth in interest of the game and how people are finding the games on the NBC Sports Network.
"Now, we're poised for what should be great conference finals."
The numbers could potentially be even better in June with major markets and big-time teams, which have won the last four Stanley Cups, still playing.
Chicago hosts the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on the NBC Sports Network on Saturday afternoon and Pittsburgh plays Boston at home in the Eastern Conference finals opener on NBC in prime time that night.
The last Red Wings-Blackhawks postseason game as Western Conference teams — Detroit is headed East next season — was the most-watched conference semifinals game on cable since at least 1994 and highest-rated, non-Stanley Cup finals game on cable since a Detroit-Colorado conference finals game on May 29, 2002, drew a 2.09 rating.
Miller said the high-paced, hard-hitting game is drawing new fans each night.
"There is nothing in sports that equates to playoff hockey," he said. "I think hockey players care more about their playoffs than any other sport and you can see that in the way they leave it all out there every game. I've never seen anything like it."
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