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Islanders-Capitals Game 7 sets ratings record

Brian Strait #37 of the New York Islanders

Brian Strait #37 of the New York Islanders is tripped up by Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

Game 7 of the Islanders-Capitals first-round playoff series Monday night, simulcast on MSG and MSG Plus, set records for Islanders ratings and viewership on the network dating back 25 years.

The game, which the Capitals won, 2-1, averaged 4.47 percent of New York-area homes and 459,786 viewers.

In the key demographic of adults ages 25-54, the game averaged a 3.31 rating - better than those of Monday night's Yankees, Mets and Nets games combined.

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