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NHL Sets Record For Total Regular-Season Attendance, But Average Crowds Down 2%

04 / 15 / 14

The NHL drew a record number of fans to its games during the '13-14 regular season, but the average crowd per game was down slightly from the lockout-shortened '12-13 season. A total of 21,492,671 fans came through the turnstiles this season, topping the previous single-season high of 21,475,223 set...

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