The Rangers' average rating for games on NBCSN this season was up 42 percent compared with last season -- the fourth-highest such rise for teams that played more than one game on the network.

Only the Ducks, Wild and Blues rose by higher percentages.

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The Rangers averaged 2.01 percent of homes for their games on NBCSN, up from 1.42 last season.

For all games, Buffalo was the highest-rated market for games on NBCSN, as usual, despite the Sabres' poor season.