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Austin Karp is assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

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NBC Sports Sees Strong Gains For First Round Of Stanley Cup Playoffs Despite Obstacles

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 26 / 17

NBC Sports saw viewership jump for both linear TV and digital streaming during the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The rise was fueled by a record 18 OT games in round one (42 total games). The increase also came despite five Canadian teams in the playoffs (zero last season), side-by-si...

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